Wii price cut coming
Quarter off, it's claimed
Nintendo may be about to slash the price of the Wii by as much as 25 per cent.
In the US, it's claimed, the console's price will come down from $200 to $150 on 15 May, according to "a trusted source", cited by Engadget.
The Wii's share of the console market, while still impressive, slumped last year from 22.5m in 2009 to 17m. EA recently dubbed the machine a "legacy platform", and World+Dog is expecting Nintendo to unveil the Wii 2 any time soon, possibly at June's E3 games industry show.
A price cut would certainly go some way to reviving sales and at very least maintaining them while more serious Wii-heads wait for the new machine. ®
Just wait for the next headline
Wii price cut by 25%, but not in the UK.
Got one anyway, gathering dust nicely these days.
Wii is being slashed is it?
Well slashing is what normally happens when you have a wee is it not?
Mines the one that smells like a care-home resident.
Better have HDMI
...are not market share..
GameCube controllers are your friend
"-the gimmicky controllers. If I could just use a PS3/Xbox controller, I'd probably getting those last few Mario Kart wins. Plugging a "classic controller" into a Wiimote doesn't count."
Just pick up a GameCube controller or 4 for £2 a piece and use those. They're ten times better in a lot of games than the motion controller. If you have to bring out an accessory to nail onto the bottom of your controller to make it actually work properly, you're taking the piss.
My Wii generally gets love for light gun games. I love light gunners, and naturally the Wii has a few. Ghost Squad, the incredibly OTT House of the Dead: Overkill, etc. Aside from that....Nights into Dreams II? And do any of these light gun games support the Motion+? Of course not, because Wii games don't get patched.
If you even attempt a comparison with my PS3, the Wii really is a piece of shit, and the Move I got last weekend makes their motion control look like it was made by disabled chimps.