Nintendo Wii Price Cuts Confirmed?

Posted: Sep 20 2009, 12:08pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 4:22pm CDT, in Gaming


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Since the release of the PS3 Slim, we've been waiting to see how the other console manufacturers will respond to Sony's price cut. Microsoft countered by discounting their Xbox 360 Elite. We've long expected to hear of price cuts from Nintendo's corner, and even heard a slew of rumors to that effect. Now the folks at Nintendojo claim that they have received confirmation of the price cuts directly from Nintendo.

They claim that, during a retailer conference call, Nintendo announced a $50 price cut in the Wii, effective September 27th. Unfortunately, their claims are impossible to verify at this point. We don't have any independent confirmation of this rumor, but the slew of leaked catalog images certainly lend it some credence.

Whether or not the Nintendojo rumor is true, it's fairly clear that a price cut for the Wii is imminent. Beyond the leaked ads and alleged phone conferences, the discount just makes sense. The Wii isn't nearly as powerful a console as the PS3 or Xbox. And, at the current $250 price tag, it is closer in cost to the other consoles than it has ever been before. Nintendo is going to want to widen that gap before the holiday buying season begins.

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