Nintendo cuts price of Wii ahead of Wii U launch

Nintendo cuts price of Wii ahead of Wii U launch

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SAN FRANCISCO - DECEMBER 15: A customer at a Best Buy store walks by a display for the new Nintendo Wii December 15, 2006 in San Francsico. Nintendo says it will replace 3.2 million straps for the new Wii computer game controllers after report of conrollers slipping out of players hands. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Posted on October 15, 2012 at 9:07 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Nintendo Co. is dropping the price of its 6-year-old Wii gaming console ahead of the launch of its successor, the Wii U.

Nintendo said Monday that the Wii will cost $130 in the U.S., down from $150.

The Wii U game machine goes on sale in the U.S. on Nov. 18, starting at $300. It includes Nintendo TVii, which lets people who pay for other services, like cable TV and Netflix, watch movies, TV shows and sports through the Wii U.

The original Wii cost $250 when it launched in 2006.

 

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