Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata, during a investors briefing today, said that there are no plans for a Wii price cut anytime soon .
To be expected. Wii sales are slowing down, but they are still high enough to be able to continue without a price cut.
But Nintendo is really raking in the dough now. Especially if it really wants its Nintendo 3DS to be around the $300 range.
there is no need to cut the price
cut it down, might as well give it away for free.
Getting weekly sales isn't going to change the support the system gets so it makes sense now to just maximise profits and keep the platform coming smoothly into a nice landing for the Wii 2.
@ SpoonyRedMage I don't think they should release a Wii 2 yet due to the Wii still selling and doing well, however if they do release a Wii 2 then they should launch it and support it side-by-side the Wii (in other words, still make Wii's, and still make games for it, don't abandon it).
Actually if they release a Wii2 now that supports Wii games, it can still sell lots of Wii's at a lower price while slowly getting the Wii-2 into the market. Risky but it can work though.
"I don't think they should release a Wii 2 yet due to the Wii still selling and doing well"
I would just like to point out here that the DS was/is by all accounts doing better than well, but it is still getting a hardware refresh because it is generally better to capitalize on the enthusiasm for one's product while it is still high.
The problem of course is that coming out with a new system is *hard*, and if they're already launching the 3DS, then replacing the Wii in the near-future would be an incredibly risky move for a company that always has been rather risk-averse.
I wouldn't get a Wii even if it was free.
Then why you even in this article man people these days.
Thats like saying, "I dont want Aids even if its free". If you don't want it, then what are you doing here?
December it is then.
Nintendo might not want to cut the price on the Wii - but the large chains will for the coming holiday season. On Black Friday I wouldn't be surprised if we see Wii's going for $99 and the large chains dropping the Wii to $129 for the rest of the holiday shopping season.
By adding 2Wii-motes(With Motionplus built-in the controller),2Nunchuks and 2 games in each bundle.
But they might drop the price anyway, because Iwata said that before and they still dropped the price.
ninty are losing money as it is now, they need any profit coming in from wii/ds to help them out with 3ds
But its planned to be cut and as long it doesnt im not getting it, simple. Its singleplayer games can always wait.
When the PS3 lowers the price to 250$, otherwise it won't happen anytime soon...
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