Nintendo has just officially confirmed a Wii price cut is on the way.
the megatons are incoming people. SCEJ's conference starts 10:30 EST. Very exciting! On topic: Ill just post what I said in another thread: I dont think people have been waiting to buy a wii. If they wanted one, they would have bought one already, like the 360. I think this is to stay competitive with the PS3 in the value per dollar aspect. Consumers see a wii, but for $50 (now $100) more, you can get the most High Def console, a blu-ray player, games people care about, and a large HDD serving as a media center. Edit: Still overpriced Edit 2: @ below: yes I have no problem, actually.However remember to see the real results we have to wait until Oct. because of course there will be big effects immediately, its the long term that counts Edit 3: just read your name...lolz
Are you willing to admit it if you're wrong when the results come in?
even if the Wii sells 500M units. I still think it's a piece of trash and is a disgrace to the gaming industry. Nintendo focusing on casual gamers=FAIL. Only Nintendo is benefiting from the Wii, I hope the Wii's success will backfire.
360 and Wii are slashing prices quick.
Go troll somewhere else Edit:wasn't talking to you swiftidiot. i was replying to leeger
This price drop will send the PS3 back at number 3.
I'm sure. /s
Does anyone think this ill make a big difference in Wii sales?
@ wiifit: seriously? What did I say that wasnt reasonable? Looking at your name I dont feel the need to respond though. @ Sen Sei: LOL, because EVERYONE has been waiting for a wii price drop right? No, it'll get a temporary sales boost then go back to third place (where it belongs, lets face it the wii is one of if not the worst console of all time). Edit: Can the person disagreeing please grow a pair and respond why? Edit: lol...nice...swiftidiot...how' d you think of that one? You're replying to comment #1, my comment. What else am I supposed to assume wiifool (see what I did there?)
I'll respond to you. "Consumers see a wii, but for $50 (now $100) more, you can get the most High Def console, a blu-ray player, games people care about, and a large HDD serving as a media center." Here are some facts for you. Over 35% of Wii owners are woman, you think they care about a bluray player,hd, or complicated control scheme? Another huge demographic for the Wii would be children 12 and under. You think they care about the pc features the PS3 has? The "core" on Wii probably makes up 10-20% of the user base, now they WILL care about Sony features such as an added bluray player, and HD. Although for the "core" player, a multi console solution makes a lot of sense. How many core gamers own both a PS3 and Xbox? Not as many of them who own the other combo, Wii/HD console. For what it is worth, yes, it does matter that the Ps3 is $100 more now than the Wii to about 10-20% of the Wii potential user base, but for the other 80% including woman, children, middle age and senior demographics, Ps3 means jack sh!t because they are not going to buy it if they have never played video games before. Sony knows this or they wouldn't have created the motion "wand". The dual analog controller (Xbox, or Dual Shock) is a huge factor as to why the Ps3/Xbox don't hit as many demographics as the Wii.
OMG I've been waiting for a Wii Price cut since it launched because of all the amazing games and features it has! Oh wait, no I didn't.
"for $50 (now $100) more, you can get... games people care about" I don't think you can get Wii Fit on the PS3.
I'm with Product on this one. The Wii has already had an HD console undercut its price point for some time now. A console capable of HD graphics has done little to challenge Nintendo's sales. So what does that leave? The blu-ray player on the PS3 as an incentive? I just don't see that as a huge selling point. Techies will eat it up, but most consumers aren't like folks here at N4G. And I say that as someone considering a PS3, to boot. leeger -- If a game console's success bothers you this much, you've got way too much time on your hands. It's not like games like Twilight Princess or Metroid are for casuals -- Nintendo has produced their core franchises. I can't think of another console Nintendo has produced that will have two dedicated Marios, two Metroids, and two Zeldas. But a more casual market DOES exist, and it would be stupid for a business to ignore it.
from the top spot....to the top spot still :o
YAAAAY!!! I'm still not buying it.
Still don't want it.
Meh will wait till its 150. I am happy with my 360 and ps3.
$199 is still way overpriced and I still believe to this day they faked shortages.
pack it guys or fight for second place
I only accept HD consoles so, M$ and Nintendo get to it!
since they dominate probably every country, except Japan, although clearly worldwide they dominate in lifetime sales.
Because they fell to #3 in the US, to its overall low in Japan and soon match with the 360 in Europe ? Go update your numbers a little.
I think Japan is done with consoles. It seems they are only interested in handhelds.........
Won't have a big effect
That is the same price for a used Wii at GameStop...oh sorry "Pre-Owned" Wii. yeah don't think it matters.
I don't hate the wii, but I don't like it either. I play mine maybe 2 hours a week and that's just pathetic. Nintendo needs to focus more on the hardcore.
this wont have as much as an effect as the PS3 price drop did
ps3 was selling 3rd in US, almost 1/2 the wii numbers in japan, and slightly ahead of 360 in europe. wii has been #1 overall. of course it won't have the same apparent effect cause there's nothing to really base it off when you're the top selling console.
v1c1ous is right. The PS3 was barely outselling the PS2 two months ago: http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blo... Of COURSE the Wii's price drop won't generate that type of sales spike; the PS3 had a higher ceiling because it was selling at a lower rate. But Wii has been on the market for three years. That's a long time for no price cut of any kind for a home console. Combine that with an economy coming out of a recession, and you get all of these price cuts from the big three.
My Wii is a [email protected] He's eaten so much dust since I bought him.
...but honestly. wtf do people play? This thing has the saddest lineup ive ever seen and pretty much no online setup to speak of. Nintendo should thank idiot soccer moms for maing them number one cause they've spit in the face of gamers for the last 3 years.
I went back to play Conduit online this week. Twilight Princess stole 70 hours of my life. Galaxy, No More Heroes, World of Goo, Brawl, Metroid Trilogy, TW10, Muramasa, Pro Evo, Kart, MadWorld, HotD:Overkill, Fire Emblem, the best versions of RE4 and Okami... That reminds me...gotta finish Okami. That's what I'll be playing tonight, at least.
There plenty of excellent non-shovelware games for the Wii. There is easily 15-20 games out there for a hard core gamer such as yourself. Go to a dedicated Nintendo forum and ask around. Or google a top 10 or top 20 list of games for the Wii.
Great console, but I don't recommend it for everyone. If you have friends who come over to play games with you, this is a great console to own. I play mine frequently.
Agreed dude, a lot of people underestimate the Wii because of it's graphics but I find it very enjoyable. There's alot of good Nintendo exclusives aswell. Metroid Trilogy is a fantastic package to those new to the Wii and have never played metroid prime games. Should easily give you 45+ hours of quality gaming.
Disclaimer (Ati-fanboy .. notreally): I own a Wii but dont play it. I dont think motion-control is all that (do have a 360 Play that a lot). But The Wii leads in sales by .. a ... lot. The PS3 drops the price and leads in sales for a couple of months (expected). The 360 drops the price and sales spike probably for a couple of months (expected). The Wii (not because it needed to) drops in price and whats does that mean? .. Cause all I hear is hate hate hate. We get it the Wii deflowered your daughter .. you hate it .. Ok .. But lets not be so blind. All Nintendo has to do is release anything Mario and there goes your precious couple of months in sales lead.
well i played mine every day most of the time and i played the ps3 every now and then esp zombie but i got other games to played just too lazy to get off my ass
well i got mine the first day it came out. gonna buy one for my lil sister so i could take mine with me. beside the ps3 n xbox360 is not for kids. how many kids actually play on those console?? i know lots of my friends have the wii for their sister/brother
the only people I know personally who own a ps3 is a bratty little 10 year old and a douchebaggy 13 year old. Thus my preception of PS3 owners. :/ Meanwhile I know 9 people over the age of 20 who own and love their wiis. It's just they all have jobs so they can't spend 24/7 here like my unemployed self.
The Wii hasn't been out longer then the PS3: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... A least not going by that an if I remember right, the PS3 was out before Wii did, but anyways it sold an hit its goal. Now its time for PS3 to take Wii's spot and 360 to stay at 2nd.
Not going to happen.
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