Nintendo announces small Wii price drop
New value package comes with black Wii and two games
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on Oct 15, 2012 - 12:15pm EST (Oct 15, 2012 12:15)
Nintendo is dropping the Wii console to a suggested retail price of $129.99 U.S. in advance of the busy holiday shopping season.
The new configuration is beginning to arrive in stores now, and will be broadly available in the U.S. by Oct. 28. This bundle includes a black Wii console and both Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort on a single game disc, as well as a Wii Remote Plus and a Nunchuk controller – both black to match the console.
“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 & 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.”
The Wii originally released in 2006. About 96 million console units have been shipped worldwide since.