Nintendo To Drop Wii Price To $130 In U.S.; Wii Sports And Resort Included

By Ishaan . October 15, 2012 . 8:30am

Later this month, Nintendo will drop the price of the Wii in North America to $129.99.

 

A new package available at this price will contain a black Wii with both Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort included in the box on a single disc. The box will also contain a Wii Remote Plus and a Nunchuk controller.

 

This new bundle will replace the current package available at stores, which includes New Super Mario Bros. Wii inside the box. It will be available on October 28th in the U.S.


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  • DanijoEX

    Quite the good deal there. 
    But for me, personally, I rather just get a older Wii model with Gamecube compatibility used.

    • AuraGuyChris

      This bundle doesn’t have GameCube compatibility?

      • kylehyde

         Unfortunately, no, this model doesn’t have Gamecube compatibility.

      • DanijoEX

        Sadly no. 
        This bundle has the newer ones without Gamecube support. But yeah like kylehyde said.

  • Godmars

    Tempting. Damn tempting.

    Still, cheap bastard I am I think I can hold out for an offer under $100. If only because I’m considering a WiiU, if they’re B/C.  

    • Mizu D

       Wii U is backward compatible with all (or most) Wii games and all accessories too. So you are better off getting the Wii U.

      • Godmars

         Naw, just heard that there are controller issues with the new pro controller and Wii games, so I’ll just keep lookign and waiting for a $100 Wii. Seeing how there are only 2-3 Wii titles I want to play, and I’m already holding onto one of them. 

  • http://simplephilistine.wordpress.com/ Arla

    Neat. My Wii just died on me so I’ll be picking this up as soon as possible. Don’t really mind the lack of GCN b/c. I never had a GCN, and the GCN games I did play on my Wii stunk aside from a select few.. Easily Nintendos worst console imo.

    I’ve seen GCNs for like $20 used anyways. If I ever need to go back I’ll just buy one.

    • Mizu D

      There is actually quite a decent amount of good Gamecube games.

      I notice most of them are sharper on my TV compare to Wii and they both run on Nintendo official component cable. In fact GC games for some reason are usually crisper than Wii games (Mario kart for example). I will need to test out Super Mario Striker on Wii and Gamecube.

      Oh and FZero GX on component cable, widescreen and 60fps, still as good as I last played and the music rock!

      • http://simplephilistine.wordpress.com/ Arla

         I played most of what I found interesting on the GCN and I only enjoyed a handful of the games. I think it was home to the worst first-party games from Nintendo aside from F-Zero GX.

        SCII, MGS: TTS, F-Zero GX, FE: PoR (both GBA games were better) and…that’s about it. I’m probably forgetting a few more titles but I really didn’t find much worth playing which is why I don’t really care about the lack of b/c.

        GCN games didn’t look any better than Wii games on my TV aside from the F-Zero GX which can hold it’s own against any HD game. The best looking Wii games look much better on my TV than the GCN games I played.

    • Sardorim

       You should wait for a Christmas Sale, it’ll be even cheaper than this.

      • http://simplephilistine.wordpress.com/ Arla

         True, plus I’m planning on getting a Wii U too. I’m not in a rush but when the oppurituny presents itself I’ll get one. I need an original Wii for GCN games, fan-translations and a few japan-only games.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Tohsaka

    Magic number for me would be $99, like so many consoles out there that are good to replace at.  PS2 being the last one like that.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    This is quite a nice deal.^_^ Especially for people who wanted to own Wii but never had the chance.

    The price is quite low there  and it allowed the player to enjoy many games that they never had the chance to play.

  • Ricardo C

    Oh God, why didn’t I waited a year. I got mine (black) last Christmas ;_;

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