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.
So I think it’s a smart move for Nintendo to drop the cost of the original Wii with the Wii U coming and all but my problem is that it’s still about $29.99 too high. If this is indeed the Wii’s last stand, dropping the price to an even $99.99 might have given it one last big boost but at $130 I just don’t see this moving the needle for a lot of folks.