Nintendo has pretty much confirmed the status of the supposed price cut coming to the Nintendo Wii, and it is going to be effective by September 27th.
Nintendojo reported that in a conference call with Nintendo, they confirmed that the price of the Nintendo Wii will be cut down to $199 and will be effective September 27th, a Sunday. Though websites earlier have claimed to contact Nintendo for further elaboration, they simply said that they do not comment on rumor or speculation, as many gaming companies choose not to do.
But with the Tokyo Game Show in effect, most likely Nintendo will release this bomb shell sometime this week. It is almost a shame that this news was prematurely released, if they announced it without any prior spoiling, it probably would have brought up cheers all across the world. Now that might be a bit of exaggeration, because the Nintendo Wii is already the cheapest console on the market, but maybe the small population of people that haven’t been able to purchase the Nintendo Wii will rejoice. When I heard about the Wii getting a price cut down to $199, I admit, I considered going out and getting one the day the price cut goes in effect. But then again, I thought to myself, what games would I actually play on it, heh. There’s not enough grabbing games yet to justify me actually purchasing the console, no matter how cheap it is. But at least this is a step in the right direction.
Nintendo may comment on the truth of the Wii Price Cut down to $199 and may confirm whether or not it will go in effect on September 27th, so keep your eyes open for it!