No Wii price cut for UK - helps pay for Ant & Dec ads though
One thing that’s always guaranteed to generate some major warmth over at HotUKDeals is a Nintendo Wii price cut. But they go as quickly as they come and the Wii’s regular price of £179.99 has held firm since its launch three years ago.
But Christmas is coming and the console wars are hotting up again. From Sunday, in the US and Japan, there’s a permanent cut in the Wii RRP coming - $50 off in the States, bringing it down to $199 (about £125.)
In the UK, there’s good news and bad news. The bad news is that a cut in the console’s RRP seems unlikely to happen but the good news is that the Wii bundle is to be enhanced. As well as the Wii Remote, nunchuck and Wii Sports that have been standard add-ons since day one, the new bundle will also include Wii Sports Resort and the Motion Plus gizmo.
The extra bits retail together at about £40, which still doesn’t bring the real value of the console down to anywhere near the £125 that the Americans are getting. Oh, so it’s all bad news then really.
No, wait, there is some good news. There’s also going to be a blockbusting ad campaign for the Wii coming pre-Christmas, and it’ll be starring TV’s loveable Geordie forehead duo Ant & Dec. It’s a slight improvement on Harry and Jamie Redknapp but we’re still not impressed.
So there you go. This Nintendo Wii update at Bitterwallet was brought to you in association with A Whole Heap Of Bad Fucking News.