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UK Wii Price Continues to Resemble Rat Up a Drainpipe

Posted by James Newton

Is it up or down today?

You may recall a few short weeks ago we reported that one UK games retailer had decided to increase the price of Wii consoles, as a result of the increased costs of buying the consoles from Nintendo (something else we covered!).

However, we've just learnt that Nintendo are now set to decrease the unit cost of Wii consoles to all retailers, and although we have no exact figure it's thought that they'll cost as much as they did before the original increase back in March.

Confused yet? Essentially, today's news means that it's unlikely the UK will see an announced price drop of the same scale as the recently-announced US decrease, if at all. Still, if it means that retailers can once again drop their prices of Wii consoles to less than an Xbox 360 Elite... well, then that's good news all around, isn't it?

[via mcvuk.com]

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User Comments (5)

Machu

#3

Machu said:

199 U.S. dollars = 122.627557 British pounds (says Google)

I don't know what to say, apart from thanks Nintendo, for assuming I'm an idiot. :(

Reala

#4

Reala said:

I guess that's what they mean by rip-off Britain, its always way more expensive than the US.

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