May 4, 2011
New Price Point for Wii
We have all noticed the Wii slipping in sales over the years and the whole motion control gimick has been surpassed by Xbox’s Kinect as well as Playstations Move. To combat this Nintendo announce a price drop. This will be the consoles second price drop since its release in 2006. The first drop was from 249.99 to 199.99. Now the Wii will retail for 149.99. To add incentive to the offer the Wii will come with Mario Kart and the racing wheel accessory. Also Nintendo will release some 20 dollar games such as The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Animal Crossing: City Folk, Mario Super Sluggers and Wii Sports.
Now this is all good and fine but rumor around the industry is that Nintendo will unveil a new console at E3 only a month a way. Will consumers really want to go out and buy a cheaper Wii or wait and see what Nintendo has to offer next? I am not sure many will care to buy a system that will be out done in a month.