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Sub £100 Wii available at retail now in UK

Fri 20 May 2011 1:50pm GMT / 9:50am EDT / 6:50am PDT
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Game, Gamestation and Asda lower prices following Nintendo guidance

Several retailers have dropped in-store Wii prices to less than £100 for the first time, following Nintendo lowering the guidance price for the console to £130.

Gamestation, Game and Asda are all selling the hardware for £99 from today, bundled with either Mario Kart or Wii Sports Resort.

Earlier this month, Nintendo dropped the trade price for the hardware to £130 - but EU laws prevent the company from setting a firm RRP. Several retailers have now undercut that price, with online and in-store offerings from £99 upwards.

Tesco are selling the bundle for £109, HMV for £114.99 and ShopTo and Play.com for £119.99.

Previously, £100 has represented something of a psychological barrier to console pricing, often triggering a sales surge once broken.

Also available from today is a range of classic Wii titles offered at the budget price of £19.99 - a range including Wii Sports, WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Mario Strikers: Charged Football and Animal Crossing: Let's Go to the City.

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2 Comments

Joe Winkler trained retail salesman, Expert

171 4 0.0
The official price drop has taken place in Germany aswell. The Saturn/Media AG has already lowered the new price by 10 €. So the Mario Kart Bundle is on the shelf for 139 €. Most other Retailers compete with Media Markt and put the same pricetag on the console.

Posted:3 years ago

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Adam Campbell Studying Games Technology, City University London

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The unit was overpriced and a rip-off for years, especially in the PAL regions. I guess this was inevitable on news of a brand new console..

Posted:3 years ago

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