Follow us:

Brier Dudley's blog

Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

May 4, 2011 at 9:49 AM

Nintendo confirms $150 Wii, now with Mario Kart

As expected, Nintendo today confirmed that it’s dropping the price of its Wii console to $150 and shuffling the contents of its bundle. It had been listed for $200, although discounts have been widely available recently.

The console will now come with “Mario Kart Wii” and a “Wii Wheel” accessory instead of the “Wii Sports” and “Wii Sports Resort” games.

The move comes as Nintendo prepares to unveil the next version of its console in June. Various leaks about the Wii 2 suggest it will have high-definition output, an optical drive that handles 25 gigabyte discs (Blu-ray?) and a new controller with a touchscreen.

Nintendo has sold more than 86 million Wii consoles since its launch in 2006. It debuted at $250 and dropped to $200 in 2009.

Comments

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►