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Wii Costs Under $250 Confirmed

Nintendo has issued a press release stating that the Wii will not sell for over $250. They’ve also announced that they expect the Wii to sell 6 million units but the end of March worldwide. I think that the Wii will probably sell for around $250 with a game and two controllers, or for $200 with just a Wii and one controller, they seem the most likely prices.

Following its overwhelming debut at E3 2006, Nintendo today announced the current fiscal year unit shipment forecast for its new home game system, Wii™. Nintendo also confirmed that the price of the Wii system, which incorporates unique freehand control, will not exceed $250 in America, or ¥25,000 in Japan. The company plans to ship 6 million systems to retailers around the world between its launch in the fourth quarter of 2006 and the end of its fiscal year on March 31, 2007.

The projections are part of a full-year financial forecast that sees growth of 18 percent in sales globally, based on anticipated continuing strong demand for the Nintendo DS™ portable game system, as well as a successful launch for Wii.

The company also said it expects to sell 17 million Wii games in the period. Exact launch dates, identification of the launch library of titles and details on the unique Virtual Console aspect of Wii will be announced soon.


5 Responses to “Wii Costs Under $250 Confirmed”  

  1. 1 fab

    That’s good. The price is reasonable and I think people will rush to buy it.
    And we need at least two controllers definitely, right?

  2. 2 wvccboy

    That is a quite high price though… the PSP itself is way under $250. Nintendo was always meant to be a cheaper form of entertainment, and it should continue that way…

  3. 3 Sixty6

    YAY! I can’t believe that they offer a reasonable price. Most of the third generation consoles are pretty high prices. The XBOX 360 is nearly $400 and the PS3 is nearly more than that! At least this will be a reasonable price.

  4. 4 inSaneELF

    I’m now greatly considering purchasing a Wii when it comes out. I already own a 360, but the Wii is really catching my interest.

  5. 5 iqbal

    nintendo is known as low cost company.
    loose hardware, fewer games and cheap console. good for girls.