From $149.99 to $129.99, the new Wii bundle will be available on October 28th and includes the black GameCube backwards compatible-less Wii console and Wii Sports/Wii Sports Resort on one disc. Normally price cuts are huge news, but given how late in the game this one is, we’re not all that excited. In fact, I pose a question to all of you reading this, exactly who is this price drop geared towards? Let’s be honest with each other, you have a Wii, I have a Wii, and yes, our parents have a Wii too. So I can’t imagine anyone who has been sitting on the sidelines for years saying “wow I wish Nintendo would shave $20 off the asking price so I could jump in.” Know what I mean? Seems a little confusing if you ask me.
The other curious part of this move is that it actually gives Wii U competition in a bizarre sort of way. For the three people out there that don’t own a Wii, this might look a little more inviting than a Wii U, which retails for $349.99 (Deluxe set) on November 18th. It just seems like a weird move, and strange timing is all. Why didn’t Nintendo do this right before Skyward Sword launched for example, instead of right before their next home console?
Whatever the reasoning behind this move, it’s always good when consoles reduce in price because it allows more people to pick them up. So is there anyone out there that plans to pick up a Wii that wouldn’t before?