Nintendo has dropped the price of the Wii console to $129.99. Of course, this is to keep pace with holiday demand and maintain an edge in a market that’s turned more difficult for the gaming company.
The value package includes a black console with Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort on a single disc, along with a black Wii remote and Nunchuk controller. This replaces the current $149 version that includes New Super Mario Bros.
The lower-cost Wii will be available widely starting October 28, at all the same places you’d normally buy a Wii, like Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, Gamestop, etc.
As opposed to more hard core consoles, the Wii reaches out to consumers as more of a family toy. With that in mind, it makes sense for Nintendo to go after the holiday shopping crowd.
Nintendo has struggled of late to be the powerhouse it once was. The company’s finances are on a steady trip downhill, with operating losses of $462 million as of April.
Nintendo, a technology company widely known for its line of game consoles, was actually founded in 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi. It began as a Card Game company and evolved into one of the largest Japanese companies with a Market Capitalization of over $85 billion. It’s most recent game console, the Wii, has been one of the most difficult consumer devices to buy, because of such high demand. Nintendo of America is consistently amazed and humbled by the passion and...
The Wii is the fifth game console in Nintendo’s entertainment system line. The console is the direct successor to the Nintendo GameCube. The Wii has disrupted the Console market outshining competition from Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s playstation 3. The console is distinguished by its wireless remotes which control games by detecting movement and acceleration.