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The new $129.99 USD bundle will be available through much of the U.S. starting October 28

Nintendo will be releasing a whole new Wii bundle in time for the holiday season, and it will only cost $129.99 USD.

The new bundle will feature a black Wii console along with matching black Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuk controllers. It will also include both "Wii Sports" and Wii Sports Resort" games on one disc. The sports games include a variety of options like bowling, tennis, baseball, basketball, etc.

"Nearly six years after it launched, people are still attracted to the pure, inclusive fun of the Wii console," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "A new suggested retail price and the inclusion of two great games make it an easy choice for families looking for a great value this holiday season." 

The new $129.99 USD bundle will be available through much of the U.S. starting October 28. 

The price slash comes nearly a month before Nintendo plans to release its new Wii U console, which is due out in the U.S. November 18. There will be a basic model for $299.99 and a premium model for $349.99. The new system offers features like 2GB of memory, 1080p graphics and a new Wii U GamePad controller. 

Source: Business Wire

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OK, but...
By Motoman on 10/15/2012 5:25:58 PM , Rating: 2
That does seem like a nice value.

But there anyone left anywhere in the world that doesn't already have a Wii (who would possibly be in the market for such a thing in the first place)? I think they hit market saturation at least a year ago...

RE: OK, but...
By Nutzo on 10/15/2012 5:31:19 PM , Rating: 3
The only people I see still buying a Wii this christmas would be someone with young kids (but no current video games console) or someone who still likes playing Wii games, but thier old console died. Not exactly a big market.

RE: OK, but...
By Samus on 10/15/2012 11:12:51 PM , Rating: 2
Right, I thought everyone already had a Wii. AFAIK, they rarely break, too. Typical Nintendo.

RE: OK, but...
By inperfectdarkness on 10/16/2012 5:44:44 AM , Rating: 3
and yet all the flak against nintendo from the fanboi's who have spent upwards of $1500 on replacing their own beloved consoles because the stupid manufacturer couldn't find fundamental design flaws that affected 33% or more of all the consoles they sold.


RE: OK, but...
By Rukkian on 10/16/2012 9:41:43 AM , Rating: 2
Got a link on this? I have owned every single nintendo ever created, and other than having to blow out cartridges once in awhile on my super nes, and replacing a dvd drive on my wii (after 4 years for $50 at Nintendo) I have had zero problems. Not saying it didn't happen, just have not heard of that many problems.

RE: OK, but...
By fic2 on 10/16/2012 12:15:43 PM , Rating: 2
I think he was referring to the Xbox/PS people that had to replace their consoles when they broke.

RE: OK, but...
By StevoLincolnite on 10/15/2012 5:52:30 PM , Rating: 2
It's also getting harder to find consoles as Nintendo ramps down the Wii's production in favor of the Wii U.

Still a fantastic console though, just a shame that even on release the graphics made me eyes bleed.

RE: OK, but...
By augiem on 10/15/2012 5:55:42 PM , Rating: 2
I wouldn't mind getting a Wii at some point just to play the Zelda and Metroid games (Mario games have been iffy since Sunshine and I don't care to catch up on those), but I doubt I'll ever get around to it. But then again I have a backlog of about 50 PS1 and PS2 era RPGs to catch up on as it is and no time to even get started...

RE: OK, but...
By Reclaimer77 on 10/15/2012 6:24:12 PM , Rating: 1
No thanks, not getting stuck in Mario Land all over again.

The Wii was a nice concept but lacked the hardware to make it a reality. And the hardware limitations and Nintendo's practices assure that any big titles enjoyed by Xbox and PS3 owners, Wii buyers will be excluded from.

The WiiU is more of the same with slightly better graphics (but still way behind the times). Fun gameplay, as long as you don't mind being stuck in an ecosystem designed for 12 year old children. As fun as Mario Brothers and Mario Cart was back in the day, I'm in my 30's now and consoles need to do a bit more than rehash after rehash of the same kiddie content.

RE: OK, but...
By augiem on 10/15/2012 8:58:56 PM , Rating: 5
Yes, we adult gamers deserve something innovative and fresh like more over-the-shoulder 3rd person shooters with a chaingun wielding, armor optional, 300 lb muscle bound steroid chuggin' sack o meat blowing everything to hell. We need more soccer / baseball / football / racing games that comes out with a new edition every year with roster updates, 5 new decals, and more post processing shaders. </sarcasm>

RE: OK, but...
By inperfectdarkness on 10/16/2012 5:50:04 AM , Rating: 2
:) i'm glad someone else gets it.

i never once found myself hating mario galaxy because i could "only" play it on 480p.

to those bemoaning the wii-u's graphics...pray tell, wtf can possibly tax the wii-u at the de-facto standard display resolution of 1080p? why create a system with 6-month old gpu technology that will force the system to cost >$500, when older GPU's can easily handle 1080p without breaking a sweat?

RE: OK, but...
By Reclaimer77 on 10/16/2012 10:23:27 AM , Rating: 2
Did I say any of that? I don't recall saying that stuff.

Not sure why anyone pointing out the simple facts about the Wii faces such absurd vitriol. Come on, grow up.

Maybe you aren't a "gamer", but I am. And you'll never convince me a console that is virtually guaranteed to never receive major titles is a big deal. Sorry but it's not.

I'm more of a PC gamer anyway. But the Wii is just boring and immature, sorry. Mario rehashes are just NOT interesting anymore.

RE: OK, but...
By augiem on 10/17/2012 2:57:02 AM , Rating: 2
Not sure why anyone pointing out the simple facts about the Wii faces such absurd vitriol.

I meant nothing of the kind and I'm sorry you read it as such. It was simply a sarcastic way of pointing out that the "hardcore/adult" gamer market is just as rife with rehashes and non-innovation as the "kiddie" market and was in reference to your comment about "...rehash after rehash of the same kiddie content." The Xbox/PS3/PC are not in any better shape.

RE: OK, but...
By TakinYourPoints on 10/17/2012 4:29:27 PM , Rating: 2
Feel-good everyone-wins nonsense like WoW isn't hardcore gaming.

RE: OK, but...
By ihateu3 on 10/16/2012 2:18:06 AM , Rating: 3
The N64 was more powerful than the PS1, and the Gamecube was more powerful than the PS2. Neither had any record sales, but yet the Wii outsold its counterparts with much lesser hardware, so what again is your argument?

RE: OK, but...
By tayb on 10/15/2012 9:39:13 PM , Rating: 2
Still too expensive in my opinion. At this point you either have a Wii, don't want one, or can't afford one. I don't think $129 is a large enough drop to change too many minds or low enough to enter a new affordability range. You can get them cheaper on craigslist.

RE: OK, but...
By michael2k on 10/16/2012 12:07:00 PM , Rating: 2
Anyone born 6 years ago and is only going to turn 7 this holiday?

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