Nintendo's Wii to be only $170?

By Justin Mann on August 22, 2006, 11:50 AM
We're all well aware that one of the areas Nintendo plans to really win on with the release of the Wii will be its price compared to other consoles We've heard a variety of rumors, including one promising that it will be below $250. According to EA, they believe the console will hit the shelves for a mere $170, which is a shadow of the price of the Xbox 360 and the upcoming PlayStation 3. EA's VP had this to say about it:

"Nintendo has come up with a very clever strategy," Gardner told GamesIndustry.biz, adding that he thinks the pricing would allow consumers to own two consoles. "They've made a choice which is great for the consumer. Now we're going to have a choice whereby consumers can buy a Wii, plus one other console."
For all the criticism Nintendo faces over Wii, including the hardware it will ship with, if they can push it for that price they will be able to reach a vast amount of people that the other consoles can't.




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wolfram said:
If that's the real price, I will surely get it, and forget about the PS3...
C0d3Warr10r said:
I've heard rumours that you will be able to buy an Xbox360 + a Wii for the same price that Sony will be asking for the PS3.
wolfram said:
Yes, that's right. It time to forget the PS3, and get more and cheaper games for the PS2 :)
9Nails said:
$170? *rubs eyes* Heck yeah! If that's true, this leaves a lot of room to grab those extra controllers and a few titles along with the box. This just yet may be the best holiday season for we gamers, errr "Wii" gamers even!
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