Nintendo-Gamer has put together this graph to show Nintendo’s earning since 1981

This doesn’t go as far to show the hit Nintendo took after the 3DS. Let us just say it wasn’t that huge. With that aside, Nintendo has a lot of money to play with. Nintendo can afford to take a hit on the price of the Wii U. Which means they could lower the price and/or beef up specs for the device and take a profit later.