It was only two months ago that Nintendo announced that the black Wii console would be available to Australian gamers after many envious glares at their Japanese and European counterparts. Now it seems that gamers down under not only have a choice of what colour they want their console to be, they'll also be paying less for it.

Nintendo recently announced that the DSi would be getting a price-cut, and now the Wii is following in its little handheld brother's footsteps. This marks the first time the console has had a reduction in price in Australia and New Zealand, with the new SRP set at $299.95 and $399.95, respectively, saving antipodean gamers a whole chunk of change.

According to sales data collected by Nintendo and retailers, the Wii has sold over 1.79 million units since launch, and we're sure this price-cut will add to those figures.