Wii Price Drop At Certain Retailers in U.S. – Another Sign of an Impending Wii Successor?

They’ve Knocked A “Wii” Bit Off

Gamesindustry.biz has reported that a number of retailers in the United States have dropped the price of the Wii console.  Consumers will now be able to pick up one of the much loved little boxes for only $169.99, a whole $30 less than the usual $199.99 price tag.

What makes this so interesting, however, is that this particular price drop wasn’t instigated by Nintendo itself, and rather, retail giants such as Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Toys ‘R’ Us, and Amazon have taken it upon themselves to adopt the new price.  It must be noted that not all retailers have reduced the price.  Nintendo also announced that “the price of Wii Sports Resort and Wii Party will be reduced by $10 to a suggested $39.99 – although no other first party titles are affected”.

Rumours had already been floating around that Nintendo was considering to reduce the price of the console in the coming months.  When you take this into consideration along with all the other, more prominent rumours about a potential Wii successor in the works (in case you missed it, check out Joe’s recent speculative piece on a new Nintendo home videogame console), and one can’t help but feel that something new may be nearing the horizon.

If you haven’t already got yourself a Wii (which is pretty hard to believe when every single mother, grandmother, dog, and extraterrestrial already has one), now’s your chance to pick one up on the cheap.  You’ll be surprised how many gems there are in the system’s game library.

When and if we know more about a Wii successor, we’ll be sure to let you know.

Source: Gamesindustry.biz

Share your thoughts: Do you reckon a new Nintendo console is on the way?  Or is Nintendo just looking to cause Wii sales to explode again and pump new life into the system?


2 Responses to “Wii Price Drop At Certain Retailers in U.S. – Another Sign of an Impending Wii Successor?”
  1. Chris Coulson says:

    Just out of curiosity, could it be that Nintendo is releasing these rumors themselves so that they can scare their competitors … possibly into showing E3 what they’re up to? Or could it be that these rumors are being used to generate even more hype in the wii? Just out of curiosity ….

  2. Joe Walker says:

    I have to wonder if Nintendo has spoken to retailers in some capacity about Project Café, because it seems very odd that so many retailers would react to a rumor like this.

    Also fishy is that there isn’t a worldwide price cut… this is only in the US.

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