Nintendo Price Continues In Free Fall

High street retailer DSGi, which owns Currys, Dixons and PC World, has cut the price of the Nintendo Wii Gaming console to £92, down from its suggested retail price of £180.

The package includes the console, the Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort, the Motion Plus controller, free delivery (or collection) and is available in black or white.

Other retailers like Argos, Amazon or Game have also joined in although none is offering a package that can match DGSi's prices. The massive drop in price may signal the impending launch of a new gaming console from the Japanese manufacturer at E3 which starts next month, on the 6th of June.

The successor to the Wii 2 will come at a time where neither Sony nor Microsoft have announced plans to launch a followup to their respective gaming consoles, the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360.

Many expect the Wii 2 to be ready for Christmas 2011 and come with a custom-built triple core IBM PowerPC chip that will have an updated AMD GPU architecture but won't include any AMD Fusion technology.

The Wii has been Nintendo's most successful lounge game console ever with more than 86 million consoles shipped as of the 31st of March 2011 with more than 716 million Wii games sold by that date.