Wii Price Drop Official

Posted by WhenYourGodGivesYouLemons On 5:56 PM

After four separate retailers, including Toys R Us where I work, leaked catalogues claiming the Wii was going to be getting a pricecut Nintendo, at Tokyo Gameshow has officially announced a pricecut for the Wii. Remarkably the system has been the same price in the States, $249, since it's release in November 2006. With pressure from the release of the Playstation 3 Slim, which has sold 1 million units in 3 weeks, the 360's latest pricecut and falling sales of Wii consoles it seems Nintendo's hand was forced into making this pricecut. So how much exactly are you saving on your Wii? $50 US per console resulting in a $199 price. Nintendo has also stated that you will be getting the exact same Wii package as before, so that includes Wii Sports, a Nunchuk and Wii Remote. No word yet on the exact Australian price or package but more than likely it'll be somewhere between $300 and $350 for a Wii downunder. Currently the UK is only seeing the Wii go back to it's original price of 179 GBP after the price increased earlier in the year. UK consumers do get the bonus of Wii Sports Resort and Wii Motion Plus with their existing package. Nintendo are supporting the new price with the release of two Nintendo made games, Wii Fit Plus and New Super Mario Bros Wii. With this new price and some new, big titles for the Wii I think this holiday period could be another winner for Nintendo. You have to remember that most people who aren't gamers are probably parents and families with young children. At this price and with the Wii's family friendly line up more holiday buyers are probably going to be attracted to the Wii. In the end though it should be an interesting holiday season to watch and I eagerly anticipate the final sales figures for the holiday period.



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