Nintendo announced this morning that it has slashed the price of the Wii to $129.99 in the United States. The lower-priced SKU also comes bundled with two games - Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort along with one black console, and a black Wii Remote Plus controller and Nunchuck - of course. The two games will be included on a single disc - just like they did with Duck Hunt and Super Mario Bros. on the NES. Look forward to seeing those packed-in discs for sale at GameStop in about a month.... While the lower priced bundle is being released today, it won't bewidely available until October 28.
Nintendo is doing all this to get the Wii in as many homes as it can prior to the launch of its new generation Wii U console in late November.
"Nearly six years after it launched, people are still attracted to the pure, inclusive fun of the Wii console," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "A new suggested retail price and the inclusion of two great games make it an easy choice for families looking for a great value this holiday season."
The new Wii bundle replaces the current bundle that costs $149.99. That bundle offered New Super Mario Bros. Wii and a music CD.