Great news for everyone considering making a console purchase in the near future, i.e., the upcoming holiday season. Both Nintendo and Microsoft have announced price cuts for their current generation (i.e. Wii not Wii U) systems. In addition to the lower prices, we can also expect to see some new and interesting bundles on shelves.
Nintendo is dropping the price of a new Wii to $129.99. The new configuration is beginning to arrive in stores now, and will be broadly available in the U.S. by Oct. 28. The new bundle includes a black Wii console and both Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort on a single game disc, as well as a Wii Remote Plus and a Nunchuk controller – both black to match the console. All of those games and controllers will work on the new Wii U, which arrives on November 18.
Over at Microsoft, the Xbox 360 will be sold in two new exciting bundles, both for $249.99. The first bundle is very family-friendly offering that includes a 4GB Xbox 360, that comes with a Kinect and two games – Kinect Adventures and Kinect Disneyland Adventures. The other bundle is focused on core gamers and includes a 250GB Xbox 360 with a boxed copy of Forza Motorsport 4 and a redemption code for Skyrim.
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