Wii to cost less than $250 USD

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May 25, 2006
  1. FAST6191
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    Yeah what the topic says:
    Source: http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/05/25/ni...icing_revealed/

    Given that is less than what I paid for an XBox but a few months ago (albeit with 17 games) I think this could spell a nice return to form for Nintendo's home consoles.

    We will have to wait and see now if the games will come to match and given what E3 had.......
     
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    Ugh... >_>. It's pretty much a given the Wii will launch for $200, considering all of Nintendo's past consoles have launched at this price!

    To add more fuel to the fire:

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    If that wasn't a big indication the Wii is gonna be $200 I don't know what is... XD


    But yeah it's unlikely to launch at $250, and if it did it's pretty much widely assumed there will be some sort of pack in e.g. extra wiimote and wii sports or say some classic game downloads. Maybe Nintendo will do a a core system for $200 and a 'family bundle' or something for $250? Would be nice but I dunno... either way $200 WTF!

    [​IMG]
     
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    good price indeed, after paying my college funds(blasted things) i will have to salavge whats leftover for my wii [​IMG]
     
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    I remember buying my Gamecube (well, my dad did) at launch in the UK for £150. Then a few weeks later. BAM. Price drop to £125 (I think). I wonder if they'll do the same again.
     
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    I bought my GameCube for $229 CDN in 2001. Still worth every penny.
     
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    yeah i waited outside target from 10pm will they reopened at 10am to be the first in line for my gamecube [​IMG] and a day after i had it i could have sold it for $400 dollars but i refused, and it has lasted even till today with no problems [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    change topic title please, to something like "Wii to cost less than 25.000 Yen / 250$"
    the price is not revealed yet
     
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    Is there a release date?
     
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    $200 - $250, that was the price point we were all expecting, I think.
     
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    i just wanna know when i can pre-order, and what titles to expect on day 1...again, to pre-order. nintendo can't take my money fast enough
     
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    Gamecube was £130 from the off in the UK. Period.

    I know i got mine release day in Dixons.
     
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    I think we can expect a price of 199$/199€

    the XBox360 Core Bundle might drop to 249$ when the Wii is released, so 249$ for the Wii would be a bit much
     
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    Well I'm going to call it at $199.99 at launch and this is why.

    1996 - N64 debuts. Nintendo earlier in the year does a 'price cap' press release saying it would not cost more than $250. The price stays as that as the MSRP until weeks before launch -- it comes out at $199.99

    2001 - GCN debuts. Nintendo earlier in the year does a 'price cap' press release saying it would not cost more than $250. The price stays as that as the MSRP until weeks before launch -- it comes out at $199.99

    2006 - Wii debutes. Nintendo earlier in the year does a 'price cap' press release saying it would not cost more than $250. The price stays as that as the MSRP...???

    I see a pattern.

    Pattern aside though MS isn't dumb. I could easily see them try and combat the Wii and PS3 by taking its $300 core device and lowering it down to $250 at that time, and knocking the bigger one down $50 as well to $350 to really hurt Sony (as they deserve.)

    Nintendo wouldn't want their machine and the established next-gen system being the same cost as they want to appear to be the bargain deal steal.
     
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    Every Nintendo console launch price was 200$/€/others I think.

    It will prolly be 200€, but I hope that there's an second controller with it though...
     
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    It's so going to be like £130 over here, just watch [​IMG]

    People are going to go OMFG £130 WOWOWOWOWOW!!111 Simply because that's under half the XBOX 360 price point and just below a third of the PS3 price. Infact, you can still get a Wii and a 360 for a PS3 [​IMG]
     
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    I think the SNES and NES costed more then 200$ not sure though.
     
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    NES
    - The console was released in two different packages: a full-featured $249 USD "Deluxe Set" which came packaged with the R.O.B., the NES Zapper, two game controllers, and two games (Duck Hunt, and Gyromite), and a scaled-down $199 "Action Set," which omitted the R.O.B. and Gyromite and included a Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt multicart.

    SNES - On August 13, 1991, Nintendo released the Super Famicom in North America with a new redesigned case as the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It initially sold for a price of $199 USD.

    N64
    - The Nintendo 64 cost $199 at launch in the United States.

    GameCube - The GameCube was released on November 18, 2001 in North America at a price of $199 USD.


    Long story short, we can expect the Nintendo Wii to be released at a price point of $199 USD. And for Canadian gamers, if the DS Lite is anything to judge by, then Nintendo has taken into consideration the rising value of the Canadian dollar. In which case we should see the Wii retail for around $225 - $230 Canadian (That is, if the US price is indeed $199). [​IMG]
     

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