Well, this was always on the cards since Nintendo made official their intent to launch a new console. Nintendo have announced that the Wii, which has an incoming successor, has received a price drop and will now be available for $149 (~Rs. 6,600).
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The price drop is applicable for both the white and black Wiis, and will be for a bundle of the console, a copy of Mario Kart and the Wii Wheel peripheral which will match with the console in terms of colour. This bundle will take over the mantle from the existing bundles that include Wii Sports or Wii Sports Resort. The Wii Remote Plus and the Nunchuck controllers have also received a price drop to $9.99 (~Rs. 443). Additionally, select Nintendo first party titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Animal Crossing: City Folk, Mario Super Sluggers and Wii Sports will be re-released under the Nintendo Selects banner and will be priced at $19.99 (~Rs. 886).
“From the day it launched, Wii has let players of all ages and experience levels have fun with one another,” said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. “The new suggested retail pricing for both the hardware and select games will help create more of these magical moments for even greater numbers of people.”
We don’t know how this price drop will affect the Wii in India, but we certainly hope it gets reflected here.