Nintendo to Cut Price of Wii to $150?
The world is still debating whether or not the 3DS is too pricey, but Nintendo is supposedly busy thinking about the pricing of another of its consoles.
Nintendo is rumored to be dropping the price of its wildly popular motion-gaming console, the Wii, by $50. This would bring the current price of $200 down to $150. Engadget cites a trusted source that says the price will fall on May 15, a little over four weeks from now. At $150, the Wii would be a full hundred dollars cheaper than the just-released 3DS.
With Wii sales dropping, it’s hard to pass this rumor off as pre-E3 gossip. Microsoft and Sony both offer gamers a motion-sensing alternative to the Wii in the form of an add-on peripheral -- an appealing option for those who also like their more hardcore console games. Still, that could be Nintendo’s angle here: If Kinect, Move and the Wii are all around the same price, the Wii becomes less of a console in and of itself and more of an extra for those who just want to add a little motion-gaming to the mix.