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Wii price cut set for May?

Price to drop in US to $150 according to report

Nintendo could be set to cut the price of the Wii home console this May, according to a new report.

Engadget suggests May 15 will see the console drop to $150 in the US, although it points out the move would be only weeks before the annual E3 games show, where big price announcements are usually made.

If true, a price drop would fuel speculation of a successor to the Wii, which has been on the market since 2006 and boasts lifetime sales of more than 85 million units.

The console currently retails for $199 in North America.

Update: Go Nintendo has posted what it claims is an internal price sheet from retailer Kmart, also suggesting a reduced price for the system of $149.99.

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Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.