Nintendo Announces Official Wii Price Cut

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Nintendo have just announced a price cut for the Wii in both the US and Japan, putting an end to weeks of speculation.

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In the US, the cut will take effect on September 27, and as expected will see the console go from $250 to $200.

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In Japan, the reduction will kick in on October 1, and see the console dropping from 25,000 (USD$273) to 20,000 (USD$218).

This marks the first time Nintendo have officially reduced the price of the console in any market since the console's launch in 2006. That's an impressive run.

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but will also include for the first time a Wii Nunchuk peripheral, which previously had to be purchased separately

I must be going crazy but I'm positive it already included that in the Wii package?

Just went to check my Wii box, and yes it ALREADY contains it