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Monday, 18 April 2011 08:21

First Wii price cut comes

Written by David Stellmack


On sale at Best Buy for $170
While our sources are still firm in the fact that we will see the Wii’s price slashed to $149, ahead of that comes the news this weekend that Best Buy is putting the console on sale for $169.99. Of course, this isn’t $149, but it is a clear confirmation to us that the price of the Wii is going to drop or they would not be putting it on sale ahead of the price drop to move inventory.

The price of the Wii has not been cut since September 2009 when Nintendo slashed the price to $199 from its $249 price tag. Microsoft followed suit with the Xbox Arcade unit (which did not include a hard drive and only flash memory and also dropped its price to $199.

Our sources tell us that the drop to $149 will help Nintendo and retailers move through existing inventory and hopefully revive some sales momentum headed into the holiday season. Still, Nintendo is expected to focus on the sales of the 3DS this holiday season; and our sources tell us that we should expect Nintendo to announce a new console offering at E3 this year that will be launched next year.
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+9 #1 thematrix606 2011-04-18 11:59
A 6 year old console gets a price cut? Yawn...

If people wern't swayed by the marketing ploys of console makers, they would see that the PC is much cheaper in the end, and you get SO much more for it as well.
 
 
0 #2 Wolfdale 2011-04-18 16:20
Quoting thematrix606:
A 6 year old console gets a price cut? Yawn...

If people wern't swayed by the marketing ploys of console makers, they would see that the PC is much cheaper in the end, and you get SO much more for it as well.


yes that is right.. for 149 dollar you can buy a pc..
now if you want it wireless + motion control as well, sure that will all fit within the 149 dollar..

this is actually dirt cheap for a wii, and even tough i dislike console gaming, i might just pick one up just for the fun of it (and to apply homebrew ofc :P )

a pc is not cheaper at the end.. definatly not.. your forgetting so many things that are added to the costs
 
 
0 #3 Tasty Taste 2011-04-18 20:17
a 6 year console with 10 year old tech boooo
 
 
0 #4 thematrix606 2011-04-18 22:19
@Wolfdale

But here's the deal, and why you are a fanboy: you only see what you want to see.

When the Wii came out, it's graphics were outdated by at least 3-5 years already! And again, all it can do, is mainly play games.

Wii's still not precise (yes I have the precision addon) enough for me to really enjoy.

And most of all, something I have been repeating over and over again: CONSOLE GAMES ARE MORE EXPENSIVE THAN PC GAMES. By a BIG margin (+/-30% on release?) So over time, especially for people who purchase more than 10-15 games in the consoles life time, will end up paying more than on the PC. Then we can talk about online play, mouse keyboard combo, etc all we want, you will always fail.
 
 
-8 #5 Warrior24_7 2011-04-18 22:54
Quoting thematrix606:
A 6 year old console gets a price cut? Yawn...

If people wern't swayed by the marketing ploys of console makers, they would see that the PC is much cheaper in the end, and you get SO much more for it as well.


The PC is over hyped, over priced, and waaay overrated!
 
 
0 #6 thematrix606 2011-04-19 12:12
Quoting Warrior24_7:
The PC is over hyped, over priced, and waaay overrated!


/use Troll Be Gone potion level 2

Hey it worked, magic rocks!
 

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