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Re: The OFFICIAL Wii rumor thread *bring your own salt*
« Reply #1500 on: September 14, 2009, 02:17:03 PM »
Wii to get a Price Drop!?

http://kotaku.com/5357766/wii-price-drop-looks-to-hit-first-week-of-october
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Advance retail listings forwarded to Kotaku indicate that Nintendo is planning to issue its first price drop on the Wii, with a less expensive version of the console—currently priced at $249 USD—coming the first week of October.

That listing comes from an early version of a Walmart ad that loosely dates, but does not price a "rollback" for Nintendo's console. While the ad is not official confirmation of a price drop, the timing makes sense, as the Wii is about to enter its fourth holiday shopping season at its original price.

Should Nintendo announce a price drop prior to October, it has a venue at which to do it. The company will be participating at the Kyoto Cross Media Experience 2009, a multimedia event that runs September 26th to October 4th, overlapping with the Tokyo Game Show.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Wii rumor thread *bring your own salt*
« Reply #1501 on: September 14, 2009, 02:24:01 PM »
Wii didn't drop in price, Wii Sports did, it's obsolete next to Resort.  $50 to $0.  Wii is still super-valued and is just catching up with the price in Japan.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Wii rumor thread *bring your own salt*
« Reply #1502 on: September 14, 2009, 02:36:21 PM »
You're right.  That's why it needed gradual price drops, and needs a little more, if you ask me.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Wii rumor thread *bring your own salt*
« Reply #1503 on: September 14, 2009, 02:49:17 PM »
I don't hear about Japan getting a price drop, which means $200 is the magick value number.  End of the road, people.  Just like DS, 1 pseudo price drop is all we're getting.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Wii rumor thread *bring your own salt*
« Reply #1504 on: September 14, 2009, 02:53:42 PM »
But Japan don't have a free game packed in.
Japan price drop coming? $189.99 (whatever that converts to Yen as)

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« Reply #1505 on: September 14, 2009, 02:57:32 PM »
But Japan don't have a free game packed in.
Japan price drop coming? $189.99 (whatever that converts to Yen as)

Since it doesn't have a free game, there's nothing to drop in value.  $200, BAM, stays there.  No drop.  Solidarity.  Victory.
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Re: The OFFICIAL Wii rumor thread *bring your own salt*
« Reply #1506 on: September 15, 2009, 01:00:02 PM »
A price drop will help sales, especially near the holidays, even if it isn't really a price drop.
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Re: The OFFICIAL Wii rumor thread *bring your own salt*
« Reply #1507 on: September 18, 2009, 10:03:25 AM »
Wii to get a Price Drop!?

http://kotaku.com/5357766/wii-price-drop-looks-to-hit-first-week-of-october
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Advance retail listings forwarded to Kotaku indicate that Nintendo is planning to issue its first price drop on the Wii, with a less expensive version of the console—currently priced at $249 USD—coming the first week of October.

That listing comes from an early version of a Walmart ad that loosely dates, but does not price a "rollback" for Nintendo's console. While the ad is not official confirmation of a price drop, the timing makes sense, as the Wii is about to enter its fourth holiday shopping season at its original price.

Should Nintendo announce a price drop prior to October, it has a venue at which to do it. The company will be participating at the Kyoto Cross Media Experience 2009, a multimedia event that runs September 26th to October 4th, overlapping with the Tokyo Game Show.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Wii rumor thread *bring your own salt*
« Reply #1508 on: September 19, 2009, 01:06:10 PM »
2D Mario (aka Software the Wii was lacking) would've helped sales anyway, regardless of price drop.
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Re: The OFFICIAL Wii rumor thread *bring your own salt*
« Reply #1509 on: September 19, 2009, 01:09:55 PM »
And to add to it, now wii sports can be sold serperatly in america too.
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« Reply #1510 on: September 19, 2009, 01:26:38 PM »
And to add to it, now wii sports can be sold serperatly in america too.

Looks like it's still included though. They either show it or mention it in both pictures.

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« Reply #1511 on: September 20, 2009, 09:46:34 PM »
Looks like their offsetting the cut by letting customers by WiiMotion+ separately.  I figured they'd want everyone to have one automatically, but maybe the $50 reduction is more attractive marketing.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Wii rumor thread *bring your own salt*
« Reply #1512 on: September 20, 2009, 09:49:38 PM »
Pack-in bundles ensure that everyone who needs it will have one. No need to put another in the box.
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Re: The OFFICIAL Wii rumor thread *bring your own salt*
« Reply #1513 on: September 21, 2009, 12:31:22 AM »
And to add to it, now wii sports can be sold serperatly in america too.

Huh? Those ads read "Wii Sports included" from what I can read in that blurry mess.

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« Reply #1514 on: September 21, 2009, 12:46:49 PM »
Wii Sports will not be sold separately because Nintendo never intended to supply retail game cases to North America.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Wii rumor thread *bring your own salt*
« Reply #1515 on: September 21, 2009, 04:52:24 PM »
Well, it is looking like Nintendo has finally caved on a price drop for the system. What are the chances of them introducing a Player's Choice lineup sometime next year or so? With the other two systems boasting an ever-growing library of Greatest/ Platinum Hits, having such a line on Wii might help sales, if it needs it. I'd certainly like to see it, but I also really doubt it.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Wii rumor thread *bring your own salt*
« Reply #1516 on: September 21, 2009, 05:59:22 PM »
I can see Mario Galaxy getting a Player's choice discount along with Brawl, Mario Kart, Wario Ware, and TP.
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Re: The OFFICIAL Wii rumor thread *bring your own salt*
« Reply #1517 on: September 21, 2009, 08:55:10 PM »
i dont think so..  mario party 8 still 50... 
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Re: The OFFICIAL Wii rumor thread *bring your own salt*
« Reply #1518 on: September 21, 2009, 10:21:41 PM »
lol what?
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Re: The OFFICIAL Wii rumor thread *bring your own salt*
« Reply #1519 on: September 22, 2009, 12:07:05 AM »
I can see Mario Galaxy getting a Player's choice discount along with Brawl, Mario Kart, Wario Ware, and TP.

Mario Kart? That's still in the sales charts even without a drop AFAIK.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Wii rumor thread *bring your own salt*
« Reply #1520 on: September 22, 2009, 12:10:32 AM »
That's true, but by leaving Mario kart out of the Player's choice, you could damage its reputation.
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Re: The OFFICIAL Wii rumor thread *bring your own salt*
« Reply #1521 on: September 22, 2009, 02:41:59 AM »
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What reputation is there to damage?

And if there's no Player's Choice, then game packages won't be soiled by awful labeling.
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« Reply #1522 on: September 22, 2009, 10:03:14 PM »
Wii to get a Price Drop!?

http://kotaku.com/5357766/wii-price-drop-looks-to-hit-first-week-of-october
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Advance retail listings forwarded to Kotaku indicate that Nintendo is planning to issue its first price drop on the Wii, with a less expensive version of the console—currently priced at $249 USD—coming the first week of October.

That listing comes from an early version of a Walmart ad that loosely dates, but does not price a "rollback" for Nintendo's console. While the ad is not official confirmation of a price drop, the timing makes sense, as the Wii is about to enter its fourth holiday shopping season at its original price.

Should Nintendo announce a price drop prior to October, it has a venue at which to do it. The company will be participating at the Kyoto Cross Media Experience 2009, a multimedia event that runs September 26th to October 4th, overlapping with the Tokyo Game Show.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Wii rumor thread *bring your own salt*
« Reply #1523 on: September 22, 2009, 10:42:52 PM »
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Re: The OFFICIAL Wii rumor thread *bring your own salt*
« Reply #1524 on: September 22, 2009, 11:57:23 PM »
I think he'd get fired if he told anyone.