An impending price drop for the Wii U appears to be out of the question, as Nintendo is still losing money on each console sold.
Speaking with Games Industry, a Nintendo spokesperson confirmed that the company’s current hardware is still being sold at a loss – something Nintendo president Satoru Iwata originally admitted last October.
Nintendo’s recently released annual report pointed to Wii U hardware sales as a major culprit in the company’s $387m operating loss.
Iwata promised investors the firm will "strive to regain ‘Nintendo-like’ profits" in its current fiscal year.
The Wii U debuted at retail last November with a white basic set for $250 and a black deluxe bundle for $300. Nintendo disputed reports in June that the basic set had been recalled, but the model has since been dropped by major retailers including Best Buy, GameStop, Target and Walmart.