Back when Amazon’s Kindle Fire Android tablet was first released, many wondered how Amazon could offer the tablet at such a low price. It was later revealed that Amazon was actually making a loss on every tablet sold, and it looks like Nintendo will be following in Amazon’s footsteps with the Wii U. According to a Nintendo executive, the company is expected to make a loss on every Wii U sold although they declined to mention exactly how much they will be losing on each unit. According to Nintendo’s senior managing director, Yoshihiro Mori, “Manufacturing costs are expensive, and we priced the machine at a level customers would accept.” So why take a loss on every unit sold then? Nintendo’s president, Satoru Iwata had this to say, “It’s important for us to develop a healthy business next fiscal year by combining sales of hardware and software.” In any case we guess it’s good news for gamers who’d rather not fork out obscene amounts for a console, but what do you guys think? Do you think that the Nintendo Wii U can be considered to be an affordable console?

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