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Nintendo: No Wii price cut this holiday season

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Oct 2010 1:08 User comments (6)

Nintendo: No Wii price cut this holiday season Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has said today that they will not drop the price on the Wii console this holiday season, instead choosing to bundle software or accessories as a way to entice new buyers.
When asked about a possible price cut, Iwata said: "Of course, we cannot say it will never happen, but we are not thinking of it for the near future."

The Wii currently sells for $200, the same price as the cheapest Xbox 360 console and cheaper than the PlayStation 3.

One such bundle is the upcoming special Mario edition Wii, which has a red colorway and comes with the latest Mario game.

"Those who really wanted it would have already bought it so now we need to reach those who considered it but never got around to buying it," concludes Iwata.

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6 user comments

130.10.2010 7:00

The price may seem unreasonable...but remember that most of the cost of a wii goes to replacing your TV after a wiimote slides out of your hand.

230.10.2010 9:08

errrr.....thats why they come with straps your supposed to use.

its still a great price and there are alot of good games for it.

altho the game pricing is a bit steep tho.


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330.10.2010 10:34

I really was looking at all 3 for this holiday season. My daughter is old enough to start having a little gaming fun. The wife wanted the Wii, but it did not satisfy my needs for gaming. I went with PS3 with move, got a decent deal on e-bay. I can see people like myself looking for a newer gen gaming system. The Wii is nice, but still is like a PS2, with motion control. So that left me with the other 2 and the wife liked the $ony over M$. I still have Atari 2600,5200, Coleco-Vision and PS2.

430.10.2010 11:01

Quote:
I still have Atari 2600,5200, Coleco-Vision and PS2.
Right on; how much you want for your 5200 and Colecovision, I need em both for my collection ;)

530.10.2010 16:29

Originally posted by JGJD2001:
errrr.....thats why they come with straps your supposed to use.

its still a great price and there are alot of good games for it.

altho the game pricing is a bit steep tho.
who uses the straps man, they get all in the way.

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631.10.2010 10:06

Honestly..I wouldn't buy a wii if it was even sold for 69 USD. PS2 rocks my socks! still!!


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