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    News - Nintendo Wii price going up in the UK?

    Nintendo laments depreciating pound, counters with increased prices.
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    Re: News - Nintendo Wii price going up in the UK?

    I don't think that this is too bad a rise. Check out camera and photography price rises!!!
    Also, it won't harm Wii sales either...
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    Re: News - Nintendo Wii price going up in the UK?

    Wonder is Microsoft and Sony will announce similar price increases on their consoles?

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    Re: News - Nintendo Wii price going up in the UK?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    Wonder is Microsoft and Sony will announce similar price increases on their consoles?
    Microsoft already ruled out price increases, Sony would have to be absolutely suicidally daft to increase their RRP.

    But Nintendo are being a bit greedy it seems, the price after two and a half years should decrease due to mass producing and thus cost cutting on console development over this time.

    Regardless if they are selling so much, or the value of the pound, they wont cost nowhere near as much to make as they did in 2006.

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    Re: News - Nintendo Wii price going up in the UK?

    If anything, it seems from this story that Sony might be reducing the RRP of the PS3 soon...

    http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming...-easter-547920

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    Re: News - Nintendo Wii price going up in the UK?

    Well that story about Sony appears to have disappeared.

    As for Nintendo's price rises I am quite surprised in some ways, but not in others. It's not as if they are using cutting edge technology in the Wii with a total lack of processing power it can't be *that* expensive to produce. At the end of the day the Wii is largely a GameCube underneath. I suspect that Nintendo have realised that their console will sell happily at whatever price the decide to put it at because their marketing is very well done. Personally I think that the console is a bit of a fad and has no proper games that would get me really hooked and convinced that I need to wave my hands and feet about wildly to control the game.

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    Re: News - Nintendo Wii price going up in the UK?

    Each to his own I guess. Though I can see the other viewpoint I really like some of the Wii games. Great fun with a few mates around and a few drinks going.

    That said I think it is overpriced at the current RRP. Definitely should have dropped at least once in the 2+ years it's been around. I paid £160 for mine which I was happy with, even more so now if the price is going to hit £200!

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