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U.S. Wii Sales Fall for 6th Consecutive Month; Price Cut on the Horizon?

Written by Sherlock on Wednesday, 16 September 2009One Comment

The Nintendo Wii stands to sell less consoles this month than last for the 6th consecutive month. Wii sales are down 227,000 in the U.S. and are down 39% for the year. Price cuts from competitors Sony and Microsoft have the most to do with the new-found struggles of the console, industry experts indicate. So then, rumors continue to float on a price cut, a modest $50 to $199, but a significant one, as this author mentions the holiday season has one big name on the list: the New Super Mario Bros. Wii. He points out that while he personally has bored of the Mario concept, especially one that merely brings a 3 dimension angle to the traditional side-scroll game, a $50 price cut coupled with the release of another Mario title should bring the sales of the Wii back close to the top. He also cites the continued sales of the three year old version for the DS as proof that Mario still holds true as the killer game to rule all games, above the Halos and the GTAs of the world.

Many of us, just as he does, seem to question the legitimacy of the console as time passes and fewer and fewer games seem to really tickle our desire to play the console, or in some cases get back with the console. But, the Wii marches onward as arguably the most successful console in history while still receiving harsh criticism from the industry about its lack of power, depth, and desirable titles. Of course, it could also be because we’re all just buying less games in general . But without a change to rival its competitors, the Wii will continue on its first hard times, and the response by Nintendo will go a long away toward determining if the Wii really was a few year fad or a 10 year console for the ages.

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  • red40 said:

    To me its simple they should be pushing next gen wii instead of just doing had ons the powers not there move on PLEASE

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