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Wii Price Cut Official, It Was “Perfect Timing”, Says Nintendo Boss

by Ernice Gilbert on May 4th, 2011, under Hot, News, Nintendo

Nintendo confirmed this morning that it’s official slashed the price of the aging Wii, and beginning of May 15th, the console will cost only $149.99 in the US. That, according to the company’s U.S. head, was “perfect timing”.

All systems will be available for that price whether black or white, and they’ll be bundled with a copy of Mario Kart and a steering wheel. That same bundle will come ready in the UK on May 20 for £129, a considerable drop of £50.

Said NoA boss Reggie Fils-Aime:

“From the day it launched, Wii has let players of all ages and experience levels have fun with one another.

The new suggested retail pricing for both the hardware and select games will help create more of these magical moments for even greater numbers of people.”

Nintendo will also introduce new budget titles dubbed Nintendo Selects, and including in there are The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Animal Crossing: City Folk, Mario Super Sluggers and Wii Sports. As part of the “Nintendo Selects” group, they’ll cost $20. The same line will be introduced in the UK with pricing starting from £19.

There’s no excuse not to get a Wii now, right?

4 Comments

  1. Thu, 5th May 2011 at 4:50 am

    no, late last year would of been perfect timing!

  2. Thu, 5th May 2011 at 5:40 am

    Now is good – you have Project Cafe coming, and boom, price cut…..

  3. Thu, 5th May 2011 at 9:51 am

    no, you actually need some titles to accommodate the price drop.
    whats the wii got this year?
    the conduit 2?
    last year they had epic mickey, donky kong, goldeneye, would of been the perfect time to announce a price drop!
    M$ and sony were just releasing there new motion controllers.
    its too little too late for the wii!

  4. Thu, 5th May 2011 at 9:57 am

    Yeah, and I think they acknowledged the fact they couldn’t any longer rely on first-party for all their games…

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