Wii sales have dropped 50% in the last 5 months. America's love affair with the Wii is over. Even a $100 cut wouldn't have made much of a difference.
That said, the Wii is still currently outselling the other consoles.
I'm not sure it's needed, but it can only help. Maybe hardcore gamers with a 360 or PS3 might consider a Wii for a second console now. But I think most of the Wii grandmother phase has died down a bit.
I would expect sales to decline... it's been out for three years! They're running out of people to buy it!
Kudos for Nintendo for making one of the most addictive and profitable consoles for this generation of competition.
If I was Nintendo, I'd look to do a fully-compatible but upgraded hardware refresh sometime just before X-mas of 2010. It would not only boost their profits, but would force MS and Sony to rush their next gen systems out before they get time to really make a profit on the current ones.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
Honestly, the Wii dropping $200 isn't that big of a deal. If anything it was about time on their part. But as always, it's not the hardware that makes a game, it's THE GAME, which competitors like the PS3 have a lot of this and next season. Add in the Blu-Ray and the Free Online play (as well as games that ACTUALLY HAVE online play) and the real winner is pretty clear I think.
oh thts very interesting news.
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