Wii drops to $130

Nintendo cutting price of console in US through new bundle that includes black system, Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort; shipping to retailers now and will be "broadly available" by October 28.

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Nintendo has cut the price of the Wii in the United States. The Mario maker today announced a new $130 bundle that includes a black Wii console, as well as copies of Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort on one disc.

The Wii's new look.
The Wii's new look.

The $130 Wii bundle is shipping to stores immediately and will be "broadly available" by October 28. The new Wii bundle replaces the existing $150 black Wii that comes with New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

A price drop for other regions was not announced.

According to Nintendo of America executive vice president of sales and marketing Scott Moffitt, the price drop, along with its inclusion of Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort, will make the new bundle an "easy choice" for those seeking out a value during the upcoming holiday season.

The Wii launched in North America during November 2006 through a bundle that included the system and a copy of Wii Sports. The console's Wii U successor is due out in North America on November 18 in two versions: a $300 basic model and a $350 deluxe iteration. The system comes to Europe and Australia November 30 and Japan December 8.

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