All Quiet On The Wii Front: No Price Change In Sight
Microsoft has performed some plastic surgery on the Xbox 360 price tag, Sony plans to release a cheaper PlayStation 3, now all eyes are on the Wii: what will Nintendo do?
October 15, 2007
Nintendo of America's marketing VP George Harrison told Reuters that the demand is still very high and, therefore, the console will continue to retail for its current price, namely $249.
The announcement shouldn't be much of a surprise to anyone. Earlier statement warned that Nintendo would be unable to meet the Wii demand for the holidays. Nintendo of America's president Reggie Fils-Aime stated:
"We're working very hard to make sure that consumers are satisfied this holiday, but I can't guarantee that we're going to meet demand. As a matter of fact, I can tell you on the record we won't."
Furthermore, the demand is unlikely to drop any time soon, especially since Nintendo has a huge list of Wii games scheduled to hit the shelves this fall and winter.