New Wii May be Priced Below £80 This Holiday Season

Retailers in the UK are prepared to drop the price of the new-look Nintendo Wii to £79.99 or less when it launches, it has reported.

UK’s leading retailers have claimed that they are more than willing to drop the price of the console below the £80 mark during the fourth quarter season, even if the price drop is a temporary promotion.

According to MCV, even though there won’t be a trade price drop for the console, retailers are prepared to lower the price during the peak season.

Back in May, the Japanese gaming giant had seen a surge in sales when it dropped the price of Wii hardware and introduced the Mario Kart bundle.

The company hopes to repeat that with a new look Wii and a new bundle, which will include Wii Sports, Wii Party, Wii Remote Plus controller and Nunchuck. The new Wii is designed to be placed horizontally instead of vertically and does not support GameCube hardware and software.

“We’re always looking at ways to bring fun and entertaining experiences to even more families across Europe and this is just one example,” a Nintendo spokesperson told MCV.

“The trade price will be similar to previous Wii bundles. At this stage in the console’s lifecycle we want to offer potential customers good value bundles that include ‘must have’ games that family and friends can play together”, the spokesperson added.