In the run-up to Christmas -- and with the launch of the Wii U imminent -- Nintendo is introducing a new, lower-cost Wii bundle at U.S. retail to entice more sales as the console's predecessor approaches.
A new bundle will begin arriving in stores today, with broad availability by October 28. Consumers will be able to pick up the new Wii bundle, which includes a black Wii console, bundled with both Wii Sports
and Wii Sports Resort
, for just $129.99 in the U.S.
This bundle will also come with a Wii Remote Plus and a Nunchuk controller, and replaces the current black Wii bundle that comes with New Super Mario Bros. Wii
. There is no word yet regarding whether this price drop will be echoed outside of the U.S.
The Nintendo Wii originally launched back in 2006 for $249.99, and has since received two other price drops, most recently last year when it officially dropped to $149.99
The console's successor, the Wii U, launches next month for $300
, and will be compatible with some of the original Wii hardware, including the MotionPlus Wii Remotes and the Nunchuk.