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Ouch, those Wii U tablets are expensive!


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#1 Nin3DS

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:53 PM

Hope you don't ever break it, the replacement cost seems to be about $140!

 

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Oh God, I fear there'll be some pretty annoyed parents in the future, especially with the whole 'pay more than half the price of the console to replace the controller' thing and kids who like breaking things...

 

Are you happy you've never broken a Wii U Game Pad?


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#2 Smashboy

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:33 PM

Kids shouldn't have a wii U imo so if it breaks its the parents fualt.

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#3 Yoshian12

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:43 PM

I've had some close experiences of breaking the Wii U gamepad because of NSMBU making me mad, but thankfully I haven't slammed it against the ground or something.

 

But that's just seems ridiculously expensive. Why not be $50.00 or something instead of $140.00?



#4 Hellfire

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:55 PM

I've had some close experiences of breaking the Wii U gamepad because of NSMBU making me mad, but thankfully I haven't slammed it against the ground or something.

 

But that's just seems ridiculously expensive. Why not be $50.00 or something instead of $140.00?

its basically a ipad. if you can find a brand new ipad straight from apple for $50, I'll eat a pikachu.


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#5 TheTEChguy27

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:08 AM

Guess I can just live with my GamePad's dead pixel, then.  :/


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#6 Yoshian12

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:57 AM

I've had some close experiences of breaking the Wii U gamepad because of NSMBU making me mad, but thankfully I haven't slammed it against the ground or something.

 

But that's just seems ridiculously expensive. Why not be $50.00 or something instead of $140.00?

its basically a ipad. if you can find a brand new ipad straight from apple for $50, I'll eat a pikachu.

 

Oh, I see why now.



#7 Smashboy

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:45 AM

Guess I can just live with my GamePad's dead pixel, then.  :/

That sucks. Can't nintendo repair it? Its a malfunction. The article said replacements are $140 but nothing about repairs right?

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#8 Nin3DS

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:05 AM

I've had some close experiences of breaking the Wii U gamepad because of NSMBU making me mad, but thankfully I haven't slammed it against the ground or something.

 

But that's just seems ridiculously expensive. Why not be $50.00 or something instead of $140.00?

its basically a ipad. if you can find a brand new ipad straight from apple for $50, I'll eat a pikachu.

 

No it isn't.  The Game Pad cannot do anything without the main console, it's basically a dumb add on (dumb as in terminal, aka with no onboard computer or operating system) whereas an iPad is a tablet that can be used independantly.

 

Hence it should be much cheaper (because it's relying on the main system for power and what not).


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#9 SpoonySage

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:40 AM

 

I've had some close experiences of breaking the Wii U gamepad because of NSMBU making me mad, but thankfully I haven't slammed it against the ground or something.

 

But that's just seems ridiculously expensive. Why not be $50.00 or something instead of $140.00?

its basically a ipad. if you can find a brand new ipad straight from apple for $50, I'll eat a pikachu.

 

No it isn't.  The Game Pad cannot do anything without the main console, it's basically a dumb add on (dumb as in terminal, aka with no onboard computer or operating system) whereas an iPad is a tablet that can be used independantly.

 

Hence it should be much cheaper (because it's relying on the main system for power and what not).

Cheaper, maybe. but not anywhere close to $50. $50 is the price I paid for a Wii controller with no nunchuck when it first came out. With all the things this gamepad can do, I figured it would be $100-$120 retail. $150 is a bit steep, but there is currently no reason to need two, so it doesn't upset me much.


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#10 Rstitch

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 02:47 AM

Good thing I don't have a Wi U yet.


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