Nintendo: Wii Sales Up 85% Since Price Cut

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You may think that Wii sales are on the way down, down, down, but don't tell that to Nintendo! No, according to internal numbers, since the console dropped to $199 things have never better.


Nintendo of America's executive vice president of sales and marketing, Cammie Dunaway, says that since the Wii was knocked down from $249 to $199, sales are up 85% on a week-to-week basis.

Of course, since we only get monthly figures it's hard to pinpoint how sales were the week before the price cut, so this is just something we're going to have to take her word on.


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I'm not trying to hate on the Wii. But making something cheaper can only go so far. It seems that a lot of the people who have a Wii (I don't have one, so I am only speculating) are insisting that the console has extremely few decent titles.

Selling to new people is great, but it won't last if you're not doing anything to please the customers you already have. Eventually, if the titles are not improved, those people are going to be trading their Wiis in, just like I've already seen so many people do for precisely that reason.