GameStooge reacts to Iwata's acknowledgement that sales of the Wii are starting to flag, and his refusal to cut the price of the machine, despite its manufacturing cost having been halved since launch, and the burgeoning sales of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Excerpt: "Iwata better slash the price soon, since at this point in the Wii's lifetime, a $250 price tag seems awfully high. Furthermore, the Wii's has failed to do much with the brand's core fan base, which is necessary for sales of the Wii 2; in history, casual consumers seldom purchase the next generation of a hot toy. It's doubtful that the demographics Nintendo has hit in this generation will be willing to spend another $250+ for a Wii 2, especially when they already own a Wii. One wonders if it's too late for Nintendo to strengthen the core Nintendo consumer base."