Nintendo Drops Price of Wii to $129.99 with New Bundle

Nintendo has announced a new Wii bundle with a cheaper price. The price of Nintendo’s Wii gaming console bundle is dropping down to $129.99 (originally $149.99) and for that price you will get a black Wii gaming console as well as Wii Sports Resort and Wii sports.

Nintendo said the bundle is beginning to arrive at retail locations now and is expected to be available across the U.S. by October 28. The latest bundle brings the price of the Wii and two games to about half the November 2006 launch price of $250. The price drop doesn’t come as much of a surprise though, as Nintendo’s Wii U will launch this holiday season for either $300 or $350, depending on which version you get.  Read on for Nintendo’s full press release.

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo is dropping the Wii console to a suggested retail price of $129.99 U.S. in advance of the busy holiday shopping season. The new configuration is beginning to arrive in stores now, and will be broadly available in the U.S. by Oct. 28. This high-value configuration includes a black Wii console and both Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort on a single game disc, as well as a Wii Remote Plus and a Nunchuk controller – both black to match the console. This configuration replaces the current black Wii that comes with New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

“Nearly six years after it launched, people are still attracted to the pure, inclusive fun of the Wii console,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “A new suggested retail price and the inclusion of two great games make it an easy choice for families looking for a great value this holiday season.”

Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort represent two iconic games that helped pioneer the industry move toward motion-controlled video games. The games include a wide variety of sports that use the controllers in unique ways. Players can try their hand at sports like bowling, tennis, baseball, archery, table tennis and basketball, all while simulating real-life motions using the Wii Remote Plus controller. For the first time, both games are included on a single game disc.

Remember that Wii features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wii.