Standalone Wii Fit Plus Sold At A Deep Discount

By Spencer . July 23, 2009 . 12:03pm

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Multiple retailers in Japan are taking pre-orders for two versions of Wii Fit Plus. A balance board bundle goes for 9,800 yen ($105) while a standalone game only costs 2,000 yen ($22). Nintendo never sells brand new console games for 2,000 yen at launch. That price puts Wii Fit Plus on par with a budget Simple Series game from D3 Publisher.

 

Maybe, Nintendo is hoping customers that purchased Wii Fit think of the standalone Wii Fit Plus disc as a reasonable upgrade. Actually, at 2,000 yen Wii Fit Plus *is* a cheap upgrade.

 

Wii Fit Plus is scheduled to come out in Japan on October 1. Gamestop says the game will ship in North America then too, but only list a balance board bundle.


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  • http://myanimelist.net/profile/Kuronoa Kuronoa

    That’s a huge leap. I wonder why it isn’t just a little more considering how much it’ll sell.

    Now I hope the standalone is that cheap overseas (if they do include a standalone)

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      They kind of need all the sales they can get right now if they want to meet their target for the fiscal year. I’m guessing they opted for cheaper software as opposed to price cut on the console itself…although, that may still be coming.

      They’ve still got NSMB Wii as their big game for the holiday. That’s at full price.

    • Strike_Man

      “Now I hope the standalone is that cheap overseas (if they do include a standalone)”

      Exactly. A $50 upgrade might be a little hard to swallow, but a $20 one will sell _incredibly_ well.

    • daizyujin

      What I am waiting for is Nintendo to release the balance board itself stand alone. I might possibly pick one up that way, but no way I am paying $90 just to throw the game in a drawer and never use it.

      • http://myanimelist.net/profile/Kuronoa Kuronoa

        Ah yes I forgot there’s no standalone Balance board. That will help a bunch of gamers who don’t want a fitness game.
        Perhaps more games should have a bundle with it as a possibility. Like the upcoming Monkey Ball game.

  • malek86

    I guess they are doing it to boost Wii sales in Japan.

    I doubt the same will apply to US/EU, where the console is still selling like hotcakes. Chances are, it will cost 50$/€ just like many other games. Maybe 40, if we are lucky.

    Uhm. Could the japanese version be multilanguage? Maybe one could think about importing.

    • daizyujin

      Sales year over year for the Wii were down pretty hard in June. With so few large games coming out this year from Nintendo, that may not change. They are only releasing a paltry 3 games on the system in the next 5 months.

      It may sell the best still, but overall, it is selling far less than it was this time last year.

      Also, importing isn’t a valid option for a lot of people thanks to Nintendo’s stupid choice to region lock the console.

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