The Missing Link
Gamespot is announcing that Nintendo has announced the price point for their new system Wii… kinda, sorta, not really.
Thank you, Nintendo, for telling us absolutely nothing. To date, Nintendo has been on record for saying that the Wii would be cheaper than an Xbox 360; well, they cost US$300, and since the magical numbers that represent prices always seem to fall–initially–on $50 increments, guess what the max price has been all this time? If you’re answer is anything but $250, you’ve been duped by the Wallet Monster again.
I still believe that it would be a horrible mistake to set Wii’s price point at $250. If the Xbox 360 makes a price drop when the PS3 comes out–and mark my words, they will–their next price point will almost guaranteed be… you guessed it: $250. It is critically necessary, I believe, to keep Wii under that price because (a) the knee-jerk reaction the Joe Gamers of the world have these days is the graphical prowess of the box, and Wii doesn’t compare to the 360, and (b) it will entice both sceptical gamers as well as two-console gamers to pick up the system because of the cheap price.Follow This Entry | Read Other Posts by The Missing Link