Time for a Wii price cut?

David Carnoy writes -

A lot of folks have been talking about a potential PS3 price cut to spur sales, but with Wii sales on the way down, the question is will Nintendo need to do some price trimming of its own to keep its system from floundering?

Last week, Silicon Alley Insider posted an article titled "Nintendo Wii Losing its Shine," in which author Dan Frommer cited some interesting figures. Yes, the Wii remains the best-selling game console, with 340,000 units sold in the U.S. in April (that gives it a 2-1 advantage over the XBox 360 and nearly a 3-1 advantage over the PS3 for the month). And yes, Wii Fit, Mario Kart, and Wii Play made up three of the top four games. But Wii sales are down an eye-opening 52 percent year-over-year.

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Create3465d ago

Im suprised nintendo hasnt done this, they are starting to fall in sales. Seems like a slight case of milk the product to the last drop. They could easily drop the wiis price by 100 dollars and still make profit.

bashesh3465d ago

100 bucks sounds too much, it already costs only 250 dollars

Myst3465d ago

Yeah $100 seems like it might be a bit much, though if Wii sales decline a bit more I could see them starting to either throw out a few more bundles as one solution and have it at a cheaper price than previous bundles, or they could drop by the price by about $50.00.