Rumour – Wii price cut for end of September

Monday, 14th September 2009 20:46 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Kotaku’s carrying a supposed shot of a Toys ‘R’ Us ad listing Wii at $199.

That’s means “price cut,” sports fans.

The machine currently retails at its launch price of $249. The pack shown on the ad contains Wii Sports.

The ad is apparently due to hit the week of September 27.

Hit the link for the full thing.



  1. Jadeskye

    sept 27th seems a bit early. october 27th would seem more appropriate.

    either way i can see this.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. prawntoast

    Long time overdue. They should have cut the price around Easter this year, which would have helped keep up their sales momentum. Better late than never.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. hitnrun

    Way late. We’re at the point now when you can get a PS3 – a Playstation 3, with all the functionality it includes – for only $50 more than the Wii. You can get an Xbox 360, with its vast library of current-gen-quality titles, for $50 cheaper.

    Unless you really, really love waggle or nostalgia, that’s not a great price match up for Big N. Fortunately for Nintendo, they have a word-of-mouth stranglehold on the older, more female “new” gamers. I don’t think you can expect that to hold up for another Christmas, however.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. SunKing

    Completely plausible and, as others have mentioned, the Wii’s value has decreased over time relative to the 360 and PS3. Sales have slowed down and look to continue to slow, unless a price cut happens. So, chances are it will.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. MushroomStamp

    I am probably wrong on this, but… The font used for “Wii” doesn’t seem right. Nintendo is pretty pick about it’s trademarks and such. That being said, I don’t remember ever see an ad that changed the font of name of the system. So while the news could be true, I think that pic is a mock-up.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Blerk

    So given the drop and the difference in Wii price between the US and the UK anyway, I’m thinking…. £149?

    #6 5 years ago

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