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Software prices may rise also, says Nintendo

Wednesday, 11th March 2009 17:20 GMT By Mike

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In light of today’s news of a UK Wii price-hike, GI is reporting Nintendo has refused to rule out that British software prices could also end up costing more.

“The final price in the shops is always up to retailers but we will not be increasing the trade price of existing Wii or DS software,” said Nintendo.

“However, the trade prices for new titles yet to be released may rise as a result of the depreciation of the pound.”

Earlier this year, Nintendo posted “strong sales figures for the nine months ending December 31, showing global sales of 1,536 billion yen, an increase of nearly 17 percent over the same period in 2007, along with 501 billion yen of operating profits, up 27 percent from a year ago.”

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9 Comments

  1. Hunam

    \o/

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Hunam

    It’s all gone Nintendogate.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. G1GAHURTZ

    I’m sure it won’t really matter too much, since probably only about 5% of Wii owners actually buy games on a regular basis.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Hunam

    Cut that shit out. This is not the time to be reasonable.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Robo_1

    Oh my lol, they’re going to be making all sorts of friends with this news.

    It’s not that I don’t understand their predicament, but with the economy being what it is, people’s expendable income is going down not up, so we’re going to be more inclined to wait for the bargains/second hand if they raise the rrp of new games.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    Nows the time to buy buy buy!! ..If only there was anything worth buying on Wii…

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Shatner

    allthisonlyweeksafterbanningR4.conspiracylol

    #7 6 years ago
  8. DrDamn

    It’s ok – I mean they reduced prices when the pound was strong didn’t they? Oh, hold on …

    #8 6 years ago
  9. SplatteredHouse

    It never rains, but it pours! They are also rumoured to have decided that they might just as well have some fun dicking about with the DS SKU lineup, in the UK now, as well. @_@
    Have you the details from “a trusted source within the retail industry”, here: http://gonintendo.com/?p=75311

    Although, thinking about it sensibly, perhaps necessitating the game to be bought with the unit helps reduce shipping costs for Nintendo, perhaps?

    #9 6 years ago

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