In an attempt to revive sales, Nintendo said it would cut the price of the console video game Wii being $ 149.99 on May 15, and also cut the price of some games to $ 19.99.
Discounted rates, rumored for more than a month, aims to revive sales of Wii that SAG and make this system the mass consumers be affordable to a wider market and has a much more sensitive to price than a hardcore gamer. It’s one sign that the Wii, which is almost five years, was entering a new stage of maturity. Nintendo has announced it will launch a new console next year.
Wii valuable cheap will include black and white colors Wii, Wii remote motion sensing, and a copy of the game Mario Kart with wheel steering wheel black or white. Previously, the Wii cost $ 199.99 and was bundled with Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort. Nintendo will continue to sell a bundle until by the summer. Some retailers already offers that bundle for $ 170.
Although Nintendo has announced a replacement for the console and will explain more on this year’s E3 trade show in June, it would be a mistake to assume the Wii will decrease. In fact, in the previous generation of consoles, the largest volume of consoles sold when prices dropped below $ 100. Since 2006, the Wii has sold more than 86 million consoles. In the past year, Nintendo said it sold 15 million units, down from 20 million in the previous year. Nintendo expecting to sell 13 million Wii runs on the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2012.
The time of the price cut is good in one respect because Sony has suffered a setback due to a disaster with the PlayStation Network, dihack. Sony said the hackers had access to the personal data of more than 77 million registered users and a hacker may have stolen the number more than 10 million credit cards.
Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo of America, told USA Today that the new console will not be sold until the second half of 2012 at the beginning. Nintendo says it will sell four game for $ 19.99: Wii Sports, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess; Animal Crossing: City Folk, and Mario Super Sluggers. Wii Sports Resort will sell for $ 39.99 with the Wii remote. Game Nintendo new still for sale for $ 49.99.