Nintendo Wii Price Cut Coming May 15th, $150
The Veer 4G is launching on May 15th. That same day Nintendo will officially slash the price of their Wii Bundle from $200 to $150 according to retail sources. They say they’ll replace Wii Sports Resort and Wii Sports, which is currently included with the console, with Mario Kart Wii and include a plastic steering wheel. Both colors will continue to be offered.
It’s worth noting a few things. One, the Wii 2 will be announced at this year’s E3, which takes place in the beginning of June. So from a business standpoint it’s only logical that Nintendo would slash the price of their current gen console to help move units. Second, we’ve seen the Wii sold at this price at Amazon a few times before, so if you stick it out, you should be able to find the Wii, after the price cut, for even cheaper. Lastly, we heard in March that the Xbox 360 would receive a price cut and Sony and Nintendo would follow. It seems that we had the timing wrong, but the question remains, when will Microsoft and Sony cut the price of their consoles? Will the Wii’s price cut be a call to action for the two other major players?
Nintendo will also kick out a handful of budget games called “Nintendo Selects”. It includes less expensive versions of Mario Super Sluggers, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. We’re not sure what will be lacking, if anything in these games, but they’ll only cost $19.99.