Nintendo Wii Drops to $129.99

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Oct 15, 2012

Nintendo Wii Drops to $129.99 by LightyKD at 7:08 PM (3,390 Views / 0 Likes) 57 replies

  1. LightyKD
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    Global Moderator BORTZ wtf, nintendo

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    That seems a bit steep still. Is that the price of the ones without GC ports?
     
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    Soon it'll hit the $99 mark like the old PS2. Regardless, it's a great price for the console. A pity that the GC compatibility isn't in the consoles anymore (or at least the latest models in retail), but on the other hand, not that many people buy a new console for previous generation games :P
     
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    drop it to 99$
     
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    Buying a Wii for GC games is a better option than buying a Gamecube, if you ask me.
     
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    Black Friday. 'Nuff said. Otherwise the console would have to go for less than the $99 :D
     
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    Yes, these are the systems without the GameCube ports. I think that this is a STUPID move. I don't mind the price drop but the system is worth $99.99 new NOT $129.99. I could see if the Internet Channel was still being updated, we were still getting Wii System updates and if there were still games coming out well into 2013. We're getting NOTHING! When the PS2 was dropped to 129.99, it was still worth it. They still had games coming out. The last PS2 game I can remember was WWE: SmackDown vs. RAW 2011 (year 2010). That's right, PS2 had NEW games being released for it, FOUR years after the PS3's release. This is not the case with the Wii and Wii U. After Epic Mickey 2, the Wii is DEAD and the community here, sadly, doesn't give a shit about the Wii so why would anyone in their right mind buy a GameCube-less Wii console ?!?!
     
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    As far as I know, these units won't play GC games, so...
     
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    What's the point of getting one with Gamecube support then? Everything you said still applies. It's still just as dead, the no-games-coming-out is doubly true, and the only difference is a handful of Gamecube games (that weren't re-released on the Wii). Who in their right mind would buy any kind of Wii at all at this point?

     
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    The point of getting one with GameCube support would be having the ability to play almost every game released for a Nintendo system sans Wii U. Back in 2005, when the Virtual Console was announce, the ability to play EVERY game from a Nintendo home console on one box was a huge selling point for me. As a Nintendo fan that's important. When the new Wii model took away GameCube support and DVD code support was nixed back in 09 the "value of that system dropped" Wii consoles of today are not worth $129.99
     
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    My Gamecube can play Wii games. Ergo I game like a boss B-)
     
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    small bit missed, but Wii Sports & Wii Sports Resort are being put on one disc
     
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    You people are f*cking high. Hardware and 2 games for $130? That means the Wii itself is only $50 or something! That's a $100 price drop!

    Now they're almost as cheap as used Gamecubes with a few games.
     
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    Again, the only difference is a few Gamecube games. It's still a system with a library of over 1700 games, plus the Virtual Console and WiiWare titles. You mean this new Wii isn't worth $130 to you, but there are a lot of people who are only interested in the Wii titles, and will probably be willing to pay.
     
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    You know Epic Mickey 2 is the last wii game how?


    If the Wii u is only bringing them small profit then this is good. This will cover it a bit.
     
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    Do you see any other major games announced for the Wii going into 2013??? All of the third parties are abandoning ship and any yearly edition multi-plats that he Wii has received this year are done with the bare minimums in mind. Madden, FIFA, NBA 2K, and WWE all don't feature any sort of online connectivity even though the Wii is more than capable of hosting a online mode. We have no COD this year and hell, I'm surprised that PES13 and Just Dance 4 will have online features. Face it. Once Epic Mickey 2 comes out, the Wii will be laid to rest. We aren't getting any more system updates, no new channels, and Nintendo hasn't even tried to rectify the Wii Speak Channel situation by adding headset support, On the homebrew side, everybody is so content, nobody is thinking about adding features, creating channels and pushing the envelope. The Doom 3 port seems to be that last major homebrew project being worked on for Wii. The Wii is a dead console and trust me I would be more than happy for someone to prove me wrong. I would be more than happy if Nintendo pulled a Sony just once and let the Wii take its natural course. Sadly Nintendo had this habit of pulling the eject switch and killing off their current console as soon as the new one comes out.
     
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    wii is a ps2 now.
     
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    Guys, take it easy, these new Wii bundles are not meant for us.
    Reggie said it several times that they intend to continue support for the Wii and lower the price further to make it available to an audience that still din't get the chance to get one.
    That audience being Latin America, families with less income who can't afford / don't want to buy an expensive console for their kids or even casual gamers that for one reason or another didn't pick one up yet and so a price cut, plus Wii Sports and Resort bundle together with a huge library of available games would represent a really good value for those families.
    Reggie also said that he would like to sell Wiis for a couple of more years a la PS2 and try to slowly shift several more million units to places like Latin America where last generation systems are just becoming affordable.

    I have a Wii since launch day, and at first I loved the GC compatibility, but honestly even though my Wii is hard chipped with a Wiikey and I can burn and flawlessly play any GC game even with audio streaming, I could easily do without.
    I played most games that I wanted to play at the time on the GC, and the few that I didn't manage to get, didn't really age that well and I'd rather spend my limited gaming time on some PC game or even on the Wii U when it comes out.
    So really, it's a nice plus, but my GC controller and memory cards are just collecting dust since 2006.
    I can't imagine some new casual gamer that never had a console before , wanted to buy a Wii for GC games nowadays....
     
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    How is this even a price drop? Wiis in my area have been marked for 129.99 for sometime.
     
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    If what you claim Reggie says is true then that's good. The issue I have is that I don't think these poor families and Latin America should get a half-assed Wii experience. If there were still doing system updates, took the time to give us an updated browser and added in some MiiVerse features, just small stuff then the system would be worth the 129. Right now it's really only worth 99. Not saying hat the Wii is a crappy system. I LOVE my Wii but let's face it, nobody deserves a half-assed experience within the console's ability.
     

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