Ahead of Wii U Launch, Nintendo Drops the Price of the Original

No big surprise here — Nintendo is dropping the price of its Wii ahead of the Nov. 18 launch of its new gaming console. The Wii will now cost $130 and will come bundled with two games and two accessories. It currently sells for $150 and comes with only one game and one remote. The new Wii U, which launches in a month, costs between $300 to $350. Nintendo plans to sell the original as long as demand continues for the six-year-old device.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus