Nintendo Cuts Wii Console Price To $129
redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online
Nintendo has slashed the price of its legacy Wii console to $129.99, and will begin including copies of both Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort with the device, the company said on Monday.
The new, lower-priced package will include a black Wii, both games on a single disc, a black Wii Remote Plus and a Nunchuk controller. The new configuration, which will be widely available in the U.S. by October 28, will phase out the current $149 black hardware bundle that comes with New Super Mario Bros.
“Nearly six years after it launched, people are still attracted to the pure, inclusive fun of the Wii console,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of sales and marketing.
“A new suggested retail price and the inclusion of two great games make it an easy choice for families looking for a great value this holiday season.”
Nintendo’s move is the third official U.S. price drop in the Wii’s six-year history, and marks the first time that Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort are included on a single disc.
The games include a variety of sports such as baseball, bowling, tennis, archery and basketball.
Separately, Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U system will begin shipping on November 18, just in time for the holiday shopping season. The console will come in two versions: a Basic Set with 8GB of storage that sells for $299.99, and a Deluxe Set with 32GB of storage that sells for $349.99.