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rlemmon
04-13-2011, 11:27 AM
Looks like the wii will be $150.00 starting in may.
http://www.gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=155677
http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/12/n...0-on-may-15th/

WanganRunner
04-13-2011, 01:18 PM
This isn't surprising.

If Nintendo is going to announce a successor system at E3, they're going to HAVE to cut the price of Wii if they expect to continue selling them.

How often have price cuts of existing hardware come just before or just after announcements for new hardware? I know DSi and XL got a price cut just after 3DS was announced.

joshnickerson
04-13-2011, 09:48 PM
I *SERIOUSLY* doubt Nintendo will be announcing a new console at this year's e3, especialy since Sony and Microsoft have yet to indicate that they're bringing out any new hardware.

InsaneDavid
04-13-2011, 09:52 PM
And once again, TRU's crack merchandising team decides to put them on sale for $30 off this week - just to piss everyone off when next month rolls around and they become even cheaper as the regular price. Nice work guys...

j_factor
04-13-2011, 11:31 PM
The original Playstation hit $150 in 1997. Timing means nothing. (Except, damn they've been niggardly with price cuts this gen.)

tubeway
04-14-2011, 11:35 AM
niggardly

Gasp!

Hep038
04-14-2011, 12:27 PM
Gasp!

You might want to used a dictionary....

megasdkirby
04-14-2011, 12:31 PM
You might want to used a dictionary....

The irony. LOL

Icarus Moonsight
04-14-2011, 01:03 PM
Gamecube 3.0... This time with a pair of Dolphins you straddle to ride in the water. The next innovation, the Nintendo Sii mammal controller.

The 1 2 P
04-14-2011, 08:18 PM
The irony. LOL

My thoughts exactly.

Although the Wii has seen some steep declines over the last year or so they are also still selling fairly well(200-400,000 a month in the US alone is not a bad thing). I'm not so sure they will announce a new system at E3 but if they do it won't be coming out until atleast 2012. Why? Because it would have to compete directly with the 3DS this holiday season since they would both be having their first holiday selling period at the sametime and most people probably wouldn't be buying both at the sametime, instead opting to choose one over the other.

j_factor
04-14-2011, 11:25 PM
Gamecube and GBA came out the same year.

The 1 2 P
04-15-2011, 01:35 AM
True but there was no recession back then and gas prices weren't shooting up astronomically high every week. Hopefully gas prices will fall long before this holiday season starts.

WCP
04-15-2011, 02:30 AM
I *SERIOUSLY* doubt Nintendo will be announcing a new console at this year's e3, especialy since Sony and Microsoft have yet to indicate that they're bringing out any new hardware.


Well, prepare to be surprised because rumors are swirling about a big e3 announcement from Nintendo. Of course, it could all turn out to be a big ruse, but you never know.

kupomogli
04-15-2011, 02:57 AM
http://turbo.inquisitr.com/wp-content/2011/03/nintendo-wii-2.jpg

http://images2.memegenerator.net/ImageMacro/6890037/SURPRISE-MUTHAFUCKA.jpg?imageSize=Medium&generatorName=Doakes