Nintendo has announced that the price of Wii, its next-generation video game console, will not exceed $250 in the United States or $220 (25,000 yen) in Japan.Between the fourth quarter of 2006 and March 31, 2007, Nintendo expects to ship 6 million Wii systems worldwide, the company said.While the device lacks the same level of gaming power offered by Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s PlayStation 3, its unique controller has prompted gamers to mark it as a contender.
This sounds good to me, and especially good to kids. Kids being the primary market for nintendo, they want to keep the price as low as possible. I remember being younger and waiting for news of the PS2 or Xbox. When it came, I was bitterly dissapointed because £300 was comepletely out of my reach at the time, and still isn’t exactly affordable now.
The Wii sounds like it will come out for a similar price to the gamecube when it was launched.
Anyway, long live Nintendo, Mario and all that stuff.