Nintendo Wii Price Cut: The Benefits

Associated Content......When the Nintendo Wii was released in November 2006, it carried a $250 price tag, but nevertheless became a huge success with its ability to cater to players of all ages and get them off the couch in order to get the most out of their games. Even as the economy went downhill and Nintendo's competitors lowered the price on their systems, the Wii's price remained unchanged.

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Suga Shane3347d ago

Good article. I agree with the author that Wii games that have been out since launch should drop in price. To me it doesn't make sense to keep game prices at a premium after 3 years. Perhaps 2 years should be the max. CoD:MWR, 2 years old and will be 59.99.....and yes I will pay it. Shame on me?

Product3347d ago

to answer your question, Nintendo feels that those games that are published by Nintendo like Zelda, Mario Galaxy , Brawl, etc. are actually "new to somone" who has just bought a Wii. Which actually is true for the most part. Just because the game has been out for 2 years does not mean that the price should be dropped. Most games such as the above do not usually get sequels (this gen will debunk this though but usually we only get one Mario, Zelda, etc. per console generation)

If you don't make a sequel the game keeps its value longer. For example who is buying Madden 9 this holiday? No one everyone is getting 10.