Ironstar: The Wii has been quite silent over the past few months. Its most significant appearance was a few months back with the launch of Super Mario Galaxy 2 and the Black/White Wii Motion Plus Bundle for $199.99.
Right in time for GoldenEye
mhmmm which means we can see Wii2 at next year's E3
As of now, I think that's quite plausible.
i didnt get a wii this gen...but I will get a Wii 2...actually i hope they change the name..wii 2 kinda sounds like me too! lmao idk Wii HD would be better :)..hopefully the online will be better tho
Nintendo is scared of the Move and Kinect. I hope Nintendo loses a chunk of the market share once Move and Kinect come out!
"i didnt get a wii this gen...but I will get a Wii 2...actually i hope they change the name..wii 2 kinda sounds like me too! lmao idk Wii HD would be better :)..hopefully the online will be better tho" you know...that would be the lamest thing: "Iwata: We named it Wii-2 as in Wii-too, because the hardcore crowd felt "abandoned", we simply give honor to those who felt that way. LOL, we got them moniiiiiiiiiiiies"
uh oh.... :(
How the hell did u come up with that? if anything they are afraid of nintendo, which is why they are mimicking their actions by trying to be more casual friendly and have motion controls. Hell sony is so scared they copied them completely and just added an ugly @ss lightbulb on top.
$100 is the right price for this dated piece of hardware.
This hardware was old when it launched...how many years ago?
If true that might put kinect in trouble because theire both aimed for the casuals gamers , both 149$ that means if you already have an xbox you have to pay only 149$ for kinect , but if you don't have one that means you have to pay 149$ for kinect +150$ for an xbox arcade =299$ or 149$ +250$ xbox slim = 399$ but if you buy the wii it will cost you only 149$ ,
Based on game libraries alone, wii is the better choice for now as opposed to kinect. If u dont have a 360, then its a matter of personal preference.
this could be very possible.
A Wii that cheap would be very bad news for MS and Kinect since they are going for the same casual market. Wii would be half the price of the $300 Kinect Arcade Bundle (a casual gamer's cheapest alternative w/o currently owning a 360). Sony, with the Move, seems to be going for core gamers first and trying to get casuals to go along for the ride later (after the core gamers adopt it and develop a following for it). Their $400 Move Bundle has a huge 320gb HDD, so its being marketed/priced squarely for the core gamer. Sony really should try to get a "budget" PS3/Move Bundle at $300 to have a decent chance for the casual/impulse buyer. Then, they could go after both core and casual at the same time.
It says in the article just the Wii + Wii Sports bundle. Yea its very possible if they plan to make the Wii Sports, Wii sports Resort bundle stay at $200.
It was for a bit earlier this year. @disagree - Was I wrong? I distinctly remember it dropping to that price for a short amount of time. I'm not saying it's bad. Damn, some people get offended way too easily.
Thats dirt cheap....but still crappy console
I wud love to know. Dont hate now.
To what the particular gamer is looking for. It's an opinion, neither right or wrong. I happen to agree with this opinion... but it's not to say it can't be fun. To a lot of gamers that's all that matters. I have a Wii, but I do wish the hardware wasn't so cryptic.
To not offend the Nintendo Defense Force, he should have said that it is not the console of his choice. See, thats a better way to say it, and it won't offend so many wi owners.
@dirthurts i dont know wut u mean about crytic but u are correct at least someone here understands that crap is relative. @snoopgg Where is this nintendo defense force??? and that way of saying it is much better.
i really wouldn't call it crappy. its aimed at a certain audience and its good enough for them, if it was aimed at us the hardcore gamers then i guess you could call it crappy, but its not.
I have all three consoles. I use mostly my ps3 (best games according to me and I refuse to pay for online play). But I never ever regret having bought a Wii in 2006. I had a lot of fun with it and I still do sometimes (Mario Galaxy 2 recently for instance). I'm actually glad the Wii is offering something different. What would be the point of having a third console doing the same games? Having Lens of Truth doing comparisons of multiplat games over all three? lol No thanks. $149 with Wii sport and Wii sport Resort (? maybe not in this bundle) is cheap and will give you a lot of fun with your friends.
but since nintendo wont let me do this I will never buy another wii.
they don't need to drop it,seems fast.
Now i can buy the black wii at a cheaper price :D. Black > white wii. cuz black color scheme for consoles is IN.
Man, this is true
Real men wear pink ;)
Only Real pimps wear pink/purple.
Likely just an inventory clearance. I don't think Nintendo is even making that SKU anymore. And it would render the current SKU obsolete. What's the point of a bundle if you can get the different items included with it for the same as the added price? $149 Wii + Wii Sports Resort = $199
What? It would be 149.99 for the Wii and Wii sports resort cause Nintendo bundles Resort with every Wii sold. If they drop the price from 199.99 to 149.99, that does not mean the bundle will change.
It says in the article it's just the Wii + Wii Sports bundle.
With the losses Nintendo posted last quarter, and all the stuff they are bundling in these days (2 games, Controller, WMPlus, nunchuk), there is NO WAY they are chopping the price to $149 anytime soon. Think about it. What happens if you sell 10 million consoles for $50 less each than you would have previously. You lose HALF A BILLION dollars, is what. 10 million consoles is not unreasonable with a price that low, and the Wii's previous popularity. They are *not* gonna chop the price that hard.
At the same time, Nintendo was already making a profit on every Wii sold back in 2006. When you see how much Sony cut the costs of the ps3 (70%?), imagine the cash N is making now. So they can for sure sell the Wii at $149
If they can afford to chop another $50 off the price so soon after the last drop, and after adding a nunchuk, a WMPlus accessory, and another game to the package... Why then, the big loss in the recent quarter?
"Why then, the big loss in the recent quarter?" The exchange rate, mostly. If dollar-to-yen conversion had remained stable, their profits actually would have been up year on year. But that's neither here nor there with regards to a price drop. "So they can for sure sell the Wii at $149" They *could*, but that does not mean that they *should*. Last year, they paniced and dropped the price to $200, and the increase in hardware sales was minor at best for a couple months. Then they released New Super Mario, and demand skyrocketed, which they were able to meet in the short-term during the holiday season. In the long-term? Month-after-month of supply constraint and a serious blow to the system's overall retail lifespan (hence all the 'new Wii in 2011' talk). Both of which they could have avoided if they had simply left the price alone.
wow...damn i want to get a wii but idk move is comeing out and im not sure if i can get both..i want me some mario on one hand and on the other i want killzone 3 with move... IDK WHAT TO GET D:!!
Same story here I'm thikin bout getting a used one - nintendo makes a durable console so i guess i can risk it. I wanna play "a boy and his blob" as well
Awesome game! I love a boy and his blob. looks cutesy, but its tuff
the move puts me in a position where is either the Wii with all its mascots, or the move with all its core titles tough one
i would much rather have a wii than move or kinect...just sayin
yeahhh more fun in gameplay and Cheaper too
149? I may just get me a black one now and sell the old white one.
if its true il pick it up just for zelda, mario galaxy
And you'll never regret it.
It should be $50 and no more
Do you known just how much the wii will POWN at just 50 bux??
This Nintendo guys are really a bunch of effin jews... The Wii should cost 150$ on launch, by now it should cost 70$... It's massively overpriced but thats because people are willing to pay so much for it...
jews that are asain, the worst kind (i kid i kid) :D
Isnt Wii around 40 dollars to make right now? peanuts
The Price is a lie. The cake is a lie. This thread is a lie. Everything is a lie! Why did I had to take the red pill?!
No chance till 2011 or early 2012
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