Nintendo chief downplays further Wii price cuts
Won't happen, claims exec
A Nintendo executive has hinted that another Wii price cut isn’t on the cards because the console already represents good value for money.
When asked if Nintendo will have to cut prices in order to draw more people to the console, Reggie Fils-Aime, head of Nintendo US, said: “Absolutely not.” His comment came during an interview with CNBC.
The Wii’s price was reduced – both in Blighty and North America – earlier this month, leading Fils-Aime to claim that the console’s new lower price point provides gamers with “a lot more value”.
However, UK gamers have responded to Nintendo’s recent Wii price cut – which saw the trade price reduced by £20 to £180 ($295/€200) – with mixed feelings. Back in March, the firm upped the console’s trade price from around £180 to £199 – meaning the latest cut essentially set the Wii’s price back to where it was at the start of the year.
Does the Wii still represent good value for money? Register Hardware wants your thoughts. ®
Of course the price will drop...
The Wii II (or is that Wiii?) is out soon...
As it says here >>>>>>
Sony PlayStation 3 Slim 120GB Console from £244.69
So thats a BluRay Media Player and HDMI console for £50 more...
... that the average Register reader is not Nintendo's target audience.
I always knew we weren't average - and consider the Wii to remain good fun and value for money.
If anyone's is languishing and gathering dust, they chose poorly in the first place - the FAIL's on them, not Nintendo :-)
My sons have one there bored with it so no valve for money anymore.I think it about time they brought out a new updated console or could be last like last time.
bit obvious really
For £20 more you can get an exbox 360 elite
For £70 more you can get a playstation 3
Value for money, i think not!