Would this move improve the Wii's fortunes?

Should you have held off from buying a Nintendo Wii for cost reasons, you may get your time next month if this latest rumour is to be believed.

Engadget has claimed a "trusted source" has informed them the Wii will drop to $150 on 15th May as an attempt to improve the console's fortunes in North America. The website also hints that evergreen hit Mario Kart Wii will be included in the deal, which would certainly make a temptingly tasty platter at just $150.

It would certainly be an unusual move for Nintendo to reveal such a solid price drop one month before E3 — unless it were to pave the way for an announcement of the Wii's successor, that is. This rumour just got interesting.

[source engadget.com]