Wii price cut to $130 in new black bundle

Nintendo's Wii U launches in North America on November 18, but the original Wii will surely still be a hot seller this holiday season. To help shove it along, Nintendo today announced plans that it's cutting the Wii's price to only $129.99 later this month, in a bundle with a black console, one Wii Remote Plus with Nunchuck, and both Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort.

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Nintendo's Wii U launches in North America on November 18, but the original Wii will surely still be a hot seller this holiday season. To help shove it along, Nintendo today announced plans that it's cutting the Wii's price to only $129.99 later this month, in a bundle with a black console, one Wii Remote Plus with Nunchuck, and both Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort.

Excepted to be on store shelves by October 28, this new bundle will replace Nintendo's old $150 pack with a black Wii and a copy of New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

"Nearly six years after it launched, people are still attracted to the pure, inclusive fun of the Wii console," said Nintendo of America executive sales & marketing VP Scott Moffitt declared in today's announcement. "A new suggested retail price and the inclusion of two great games make it an easy choice for families looking for a great value this holiday season."

The cheapest of the Wii U's two editions will cost $299.99, so a cheaper option will be tempting for some of the few households still without a Wii. The Wii U will have 23 titles on launch day.

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    October 15, 2012 6:45 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Wii price cut to $130 in new black bundle.

    Nintendo's Wii U launches in North America on November 18, but the original Wii will surely still be a hot seller this holiday season. To help shove it along, Nintendo today announced plans that it's cutting the Wii's price to only $129.99 later this month, in a bundle with a black console, one Wii Remote Plus with Nunchuck, and both Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort.

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      October 15, 2012 7:08 AM

      i'm kind of surprised it's not 99 bucks at this point, but 130 isn't bad if you don't have one yet

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        October 15, 2012 7:16 AM

        seriously. especially for hardware that should have been $99 at launch.

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          October 15, 2012 7:20 AM

          Why should the Wii have been $99 at launch?

          Almost 100 million have shipped, so the price clearly wasn't too big an issue as consoles go.

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            October 15, 2012 7:29 AM

            yeah, it also clearly cost more than 99 dollars to assemble at launch. I think that it would have been absolutely horrible and thoughtless business to sell it for 99 dollars at launch, so that's probably one of the several very important and clear reasons it wasn't sold for that price at launch, waxthirteen

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            October 15, 2012 7:40 AM

            because shackers generally think they are right about everything

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            October 16, 2012 8:26 AM

            because people need to troll every article with asinine jabs at how worthless they think Nintendo is. it's a thing now.

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          October 15, 2012 7:28 AM

          They were only making about $20 dollars a console at launch so $99 would have cost them money on each unit sold.

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            October 15, 2012 8:12 AM

            Yeah, people tend to forget that Nintendo can't really sell hardware at a loss, even if it is cheaper to produce. The 3DS is a recent exception because it wasn't selling well

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              October 15, 2012 8:28 AM

              It wasn't just not selling well too, it wasn't selling well in a hard market (with phones taking a bigger chunk than previously and the Vita poised to strike soon), they had to grab a fair amount of market share quickly.

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          October 15, 2012 9:56 AM

          I'm sorry waxthirteen, but that was an awful post.

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          October 15, 2012 11:09 AM

          Post of the day.

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          October 15, 2012 1:26 PM

          what only the big boys can troll? jeez.

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      October 15, 2012 8:08 AM

      A lot of retailers here are bundling it with a Mario game (Mario Kart, Mario 3D or NSMB2, I believe)

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      October 15, 2012 10:28 AM

      I would probably wait for the Wii U getting lower the price. O.o

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      October 15, 2012 11:06 AM

      I missed out on last year's Black Friday for $99. I should had gotten out of bed and grabbed one, but I chose sleep instead.

      While the $130 isn't a bad deal I know that THIS model does not play Gamecube games and ONLY plays Wii games.

      If I could find a Wii that plays Gamecube games too (for cheap mind you) I'd prob get one. I've still got a crazy Gamecube backlog.

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      October 15, 2012 11:07 AM

      I need to get rid of mine, where can I get the most cash for it? :(

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        October 15, 2012 11:17 AM

        ebay. Aside from that, Gamestop will give you $60 for it through the 20th. After that, $30.

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        October 15, 2012 11:17 AM

        If it can play GC games talk to mrnails, else give it to someone as a gift instead of buying them something.

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          October 15, 2012 11:39 AM

          It's a launch Wii, so it should play anything. And it's pretty lightly used.

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        October 15, 2012 11:26 AM

        I need one to play Zelda games on...