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.


  1. AceOfNades69 - May 4, 2011 4:32 pm

    The new price goes into effect on May 15th

  2. CharcoalCoyote - May 4, 2011 5:39 pm

    I for one won’t be get­ting a Wii. I’ve real­ly expe­ri­enced all it had to offer, which was­n’t ter­ri­ble, but fair­ly quick. I’m pray­ing that this new con­sole will allow me to enjoy my games from my com­fy spot on the couch.

  3. ScrotusKilmystr - May 6, 2011 9:43 am

    the WII out done in a month? was­n’t it out done before it was even released? I mean it was sport­ing last gen tech with a con­troller that had lim­it­ed motion capa­bil­i­ties to detect when you where “wag­gling” it around not includ­ing the add-on hard­ware to make it work bet­ter ugh.…
    it was an intrest­ing idea excut­ed poor­ly even though it made them an ocean lin­er full of cash!
    I am intrest­ed in see­ing the next sys­tem they’ll be sport­ing mabe full 3d sup­port with true motion inter­ac­tiv­i­ty? hhm­m­mm


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