Wii Gets Its Price Drop

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  1. Livin in a box
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    Several retailers have dropped in-store Wii prices to less than £100 for the first time, following Nintendo lowering the guidance price for the console to £130.

    Gamestation, Game and Asda are all selling the hardware for £99 from today, bundled with either Mario Kart or Wii Sports Resort.

    Earlier this month, Nintendo dropped the trade price for the hardware to £130 - but EU laws prevent the company from setting a firm RRP. Several retailers have now undercut that price, with online and in-store offerings from £99 upwards.

    Tesco are selling the bundle for £109, HMV for £114.99 and ShopTo and Play.com for £119.99.

    Previously, £100 has represented something of a psychological barrier to console pricing, often triggering a sales surge once broken.

    Also available from today is a range of classic Wii titles offered at the budget price of £19.99 - a range including Wii Sports, WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Mario Strikers: Charged Football and Animal Crossing: Let's Go to the City.[/p]

    A source

    To be expected really with the recent announcement of the Wii 2. But this could provide a huge surge in sales as the source above mentions in the coming weeks.
     
  2. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    Dammnit, I bought my Wii just a year ago for darn $200 just to see a price drop like this?

    Fuuuuu---! >>;
     
  3. SifJar

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    Wow, that's pretty cheap. Sales must be slowing down a lot.
     
  4. Wizerzak

    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

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    not much though considering it was only £80 more when it first came out 5 years ago.
     
  5. cwstjdenobs

    cwstjdenobs Sodomy non sapiens

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    Morrisons have being selling them at that price for at least a 5 days now.
     
  6. shakirmoledina

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    i still wouldnt buy it cuz dolphin is quite good and gonna save some for the 3ds (after its hacking... if ever)
     
  7. cwstjdenobs

    cwstjdenobs Sodomy non sapiens

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    You bought it a year earlier and lost £20 (gbp [​IMG]). Man my heart bleeds for you.
     
  8. Foxi4

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    That's like... 2 McDonald's menus.

    2. Not just 1 bigmac and fries with a drink, *2* bigmacs. Do you realize how much *joy* that'd give me? You obviously don't!

    ...I'm kidding btw.
     
  9. regnad

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    Just think how much the price for a used one will be when Cafe comes out.

    GCNs sometimes go for under 10 bucks on Ebay. Ask more than 20-25 bucks for one there, and you're guaranteed to end up with zero bids.

    I'm going to hold out, personally.
     
  10. m3rox

    m3rox GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    meh, I paid roughly $130 (that's roughly 79 pounds) for mine (refurbished through GameStop) back in September.
     
  11. ShawnTRods

    ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Well, thats expected at this stage? Still very cheap [​IMG].
    Are newer Wii's soft-modable? Might get one for my brother.
     
  12. naved.islam14

    naved.islam14 Gbatemp's Official Dark Knight™

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    Wooooo, another reason for my friend to get a Wii.
     
  13. Chhotu uttam

    Chhotu uttam DOH HO HO HO

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    good news for wii buyers. [​IMG]
    bad news for recent buyers. [​IMG]
     
  14. Shockwind

    Shockwind GBATemp's Official The Last of Us Fan

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    Yeah. I'm sure that the recent buyers of Wii are gonna be mad if they know about this news.
     
  15. tigris

    tigris Sentient Existential Anthropomorphic Sweet Potato

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    'cos there aren't really any games yet.

    The Wii will be winning when it gets to Skyward Sword and Xenoblade this Sep.
     
  16. machomuu

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    And Kirby and Rhythm Heaven thereafter.