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Rumour: Wii to make second official drop to $150 in May

Wednesday, 13th April 2011 03:54 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Engadget (via Kotaku) is citing a “trusted source” on a Wii price drop next month.

The source said the Wii price will be cut to $150 from May 15.

If true, this would be only the machine’s second official price cut since it launched in 2006, and could signal Nintendo is preparing to move on to a new platform.

In addition, GoNintendo is carrying an image of an internal Kmart schedule that appears to back-up the story, listing the reduced-price Wii as “clearance stock”.

The news will serve to drive speculation that Nintendo is readying a next-gen hardware announcement for E3.

Nintendo has released a list of upcoming games for the Wii, and promised new surprises in store, as sales of the little console that could continue to drop off.

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  1. Blerk

    I’m not sure it’s a sign of Nintendo moving on, probably just a way to counter slowing sales over the even slower summer months. Anyway, about time it got a cut – the shops have been unofficially dropping the price quite significantly over the last few weeks.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    Me watch E3 like hawk.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Sid

    First official price drop? In Europe, it has been “officially” reduced once, from 249 to 199€. It was in 2009 I think

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    Yeah, you’re right. It dropped in the US as well.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Blerk

    If they were to do a new machine I reckon it’d be a Wii rejig rather than a whole new console. Two new bits of kit in a single year seems somewhat ambitious for pretty much anyone, never mind Nintendo.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. reask

    Traded mine in last week against a 360 for the young ones birthday.
    It just never got used.
    I would be wary of nintys next venture as wii sales seemed to be all that mattered this time.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. SOMI

    I hope they die and not release another lame ass console like SNES and N64 and the freaking rest. Let’s hope another earthquake occurs and shakes them up a bit lol get it?

    #7 3 years ago
  8. daytripper

    for fuck sake

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Christopher Jack

    Come on Pat, I don’t really like Nnintendo as a company either but this is ridiculous, get rid of this clown ASAP.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. SOMI

    @9 no one likes Nintendo, and we all show show them how much we detest them.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. ManuOtaku

    #10 i do like it, so your point is not valid

    #11 3 years ago
  12. SOMI

    @11 well you’re a fool if you like them.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. ManuOtaku

    #12 maybe iam, but again that doesnt make your point valid..

    #13 3 years ago
  14. SOMI

    Partly valid.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. ManuOtaku

    No.. becuase you stated “no one likes Nintendo”, and iam one, so is not valid.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. daytripper

    i like nintendo aswell, not as much as i used to though

    #16 3 years ago
  17. SOMI

    @15 yeah but when I say no one I mean very very little and even those people starting to hate them now like daytripper, in a few months he will completely hate them after E3 when they show all sorts of garbage.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Ireland Michael

    @17 I guess that’s why they’re the best selling console and handheld manufacturer in the world then… because nobody likes them.

    Hahahaha!

    #18 3 years ago
  19. ManuOtaku

    #17 man you said “no one” and now very little, thats different but if 80+ million people is little to you well… it doenst matter last year nintendo show was good on the same line as sonys, this year i think it will be not so well, and next again it will be good is and endless cycle every company suffer the same, i dont see the point in this, i just hope just one company has a big show it doenst matter if it is microsoft , sony or nintendo, i just hope that just one save the show and make it worht it for the attendece people.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. daytripper

    @17 i cant hate game companies sorry, if one of them fired me for unjustified reasons then maybe but at the moment? no

    #20 3 years ago