The price of Wii

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The price of Wii

Post: # 15407Post Aspman
Fri May 26, 2006 2:16 pm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/5016838.stm

The more puns I hear about Nintendo the more I think the marketing monkey came up with a winner. It's never out the press and gets mentioned all the time. Everyone knows what it is and what it's called. Very clever, if silly.

Anyway...
The Wii will cost 25,000 yen or lower in Japan and $250 (£133) or less in the US, said Nintendo as it revealed its financial results.
And £300 in the UK probably.


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Fri May 26, 2006 3:01 pm

Priceless :mrgreen:


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Post: # 15426Post Maverick
Fri May 26, 2006 3:27 pm

Ahhh, you can have the Wii, I'll be waiting on my soon-to-be new baby, the PS3!

It's going to be at least double the price of the Wii and a few hundred higher than the 360, but man oh man, that system is going to be sweet!
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Fri May 26, 2006 4:33 pm

I will (fingercrossed) be one of those :asshole: 's that buys a PS3 for the sole reason of selling it on Ebay that very same day.

Yes i know its shameless however with the wedding I NEED the money...

So i'm also hoping that Sony make as big a cock up as Microsoft did on the release. There were Xboxes going for nearly a £1000 on the release day! Thats a profit of around £640

Either that or there will be plenty to go round and i'll be in even more debt :sad:
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Post: # 15448Post Maverick
Fri May 26, 2006 4:48 pm

Shippwreck wrote: Either that or there will be plenty to go round and i'll be in even more debt :sad:

That's nothing you'll have to worry about, there will be a short supply for the first couple of months - the release date is essentially a worldwide release, so there a predetermined allotments going to each country - 2 million here, 1.5 million there, that type of thing... It will be in short supply initially and I suspect the same selling frenzy on Ebay for the PS3 as happened last year with the 360...
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Fri May 26, 2006 4:52 pm

DAMN,

In that case i better also get my camping gear out...
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Post: # 15454Post Maverick
Fri May 26, 2006 4:59 pm

Shippwreck wrote:DAMN,

In that case i better also get my camping gear out...

Probably a good idea unless you have an inside contact in a retail store where they will be released.. I'll be preordering my console - I won't have it on the exact release date, but it should show up a day or so later, which will be fine...

Which reminds me, I need to go see if any of the online retailers are accepting preorders for PS3 yet...

/me runs off
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Post: # 15459Post J_K9
Fri May 26, 2006 5:03 pm

Hmm... I think I'll wait for a couple of months until the PS3 gets MUCH cheaper (it usually does after the first few months), and THEN I'll buy it. And all the best games of course :mrgreen: {read: get my brother to buy all the best games} :D
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Sat May 27, 2006 1:44 am

Shippwreck wrote:I will (fingercrossed) be one of those :asshole: 's that buys a PS3 for the sole reason of selling it on Ebay that very same day.

Yes i know its shameless however with the wedding I NEED the money...
That's tempting. :P (I'm in college; I could probably sell it for $1000 bucks on campus. lol.)

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