Nintendo’s dropped the trade price of Wii in the UK and Ireland – having actually raised it earlier this year.
The news coming on the back of retail price drop for the US and Japan announced at TGS today.
Said the firm in a statement:
We will be reducing the trade price of Wii to retailers from 2nd October 2009. In the UK and Republic of Ireland we are also introducing a new configuration of Wii hardware from 2nd October 2009 which will replace the current offering and will include the Wii console and Wii Sports with the new Wii Sports Resort game and Wii MotionPlus accessory. This will be available to retailers at the newly reduced trade price. The ultimate price to consumers is, of course, determined by the retailers. Our aim has always been to expand the gaming population and there are still many more people out there who have not yet experienced the fun of video games. This compelling offer will hopefully make Wii more accessible to everyone.
The has caused some proper behind the scenes hilarity this morning. Such fun.