The high price of importing a Wii

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With only days until the North American launch Play-Asia finally decided a price on their Wiis. If you want a US console you’re forced into a bundle with Zelda: Twilight Princess for $599. A Japanese Wii is slightly cheaper, $399 plus shipping for the system. In Japan Wiis are retailing for 25000 yen ($212), which means Play-Asia is making nearly double their money per system. Then they’re also going to make cash by selling games. You can’t just get a Japanese Wii something to play. They already made decent cash by selling PS3s and the Wii sales will only add to sales. It’s going to be a happy holiday season down at the Play-Asia offices.

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