According to a rumor surfaced on NintendoConnect the Wii could drop from its current price point of $149.99 to $99.99 around the same time when the Wii U launches, supposedly Q3 2012. The Wii is currently the cheapest console in this generation at $149 and Nintendo can continue to make cuts like this due to its manufacturing cost, which sits at around $80 dollars for every Wii. It would make sense for Nintendo to cut the price of the Wii due to declining sales and the upcoming release of the Wii U. If the rumor is true, I would expect an announcement to be made during Nintendo’s E3 conference.
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