Nintendo Wii to retail for $199

Posted on Thursday, May 18 2006 @ 01:05 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Analysts expect Nintendo's upcoming Wii gaming console will sell for about $200:
Microsoft's Xbox 360 starts at $299, while Sony said earlier this week that its new PS3, which will ship in November, will cost $499 for a basic machine. Nintendo didn't offer any pricing information when it showed off the Wii on Tuesday to a crowd gathered in advance of the E3 gaming expo. An executive from SEGA, one of Nintendo's largest publishers, told Forbes.com on Tuesday that he expects the Wii to sell for less than $200

Post said the Nintendo machine, which features a wireless controller that responds to players' body movements, "will appeal to a broad demographic of both hard-core and casual gamers."
More info over at Forbes.


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