Cheapest Place For a Wii

MattZani

Banned
yes, i know you will all say its cheap as it is, but after buying a PS3, and soon an HDTV and 5.1 system, every penny counts! so where is the cheapest place to get a wii? and do you expect the price to come down in a couple months, or is it stuck firm?

Im trying a wii for the first time tomorrow:eek: , hopefully i'll love it :clap: not more than my PS3 though! :rolleyes:

Thanks
 

Moogle

Distinguished Member
I suspect the price of the console is the same everywhere. The only difference may be in specific bundles offered by various retailers. The price isn't going to come down any time soon as there is no reason for Nintendo to drop the price. The console is still selling out and Nintendo is still having trouble keeping up with demand.
 

Mark Botwright

Distinguished Member
Prices only come down when retailers want to add an incentive to buyers. Until it at least stops selling out so quickly, you're unlikely to see the price change.
 

MattZani

Banned
Damn, ahwell, any idea when the rumuored price drop/new colours is?

i really want a wii!
 

Mark Botwright

Distinguished Member
The last thing you want is a new coloured version to come out. It'll sell out in minutes and reignite the publics buying fervour for the Wii!
 

Moogle

Distinguished Member
Damn, ahwell, any idea when the rumuored price drop/new colours is?

i really want a wii!

Unfortunately not. The price drop and different coloured consoles will come but as to when is anybody's guess. At the moment Nintendo is having enough of a problem trying to supply enough consoles to worry about offering different coloured consoles. I think once the demand and supply stabalizes then they will consider offering other colours. I suspect these are most likely going to appear in Japan first though maybe as special edition tie ins with certain big games.
 

MattZani

Banned
hopefully i can hold out, but it will probably next year! ahwell, a white wii won't look that bad next a PS3 and black TV...
 

MattZani

Banned
sadly none for sale, and pre-owned Wii go for the same as new ones, maybe a game chucked in but...
 

MattZani

Banned
oops, used to a slow forum, thought they were a month old! sadly its too early, as i said (kinda) in my 1st post, im buying other stuff first, and haven't even played a wii yet, i just want to get a perspective of the market at the moment.
 

Steven

Senior Moderator
The last thing you want is a new coloured version to come out. It'll sell out in minutes and reignite the publics buying fervour for the Wii!
I have just about settled on a Wii but won't buy until September when I move into a flat for 2nd year uni. Hopefully the stock situ will have calmed down, a black Wii is announced and Paper Mario is near a Pal release. I will be happy with just the first and last one coming true. If a black colour is announced, it'd be a great bonus
 

MattZani

Banned
thats what im doing, although may wait until after x-mas, and hopefully a sale!
 

jagdeepp

Banned
I understand argos are getting bulk stock in the next couple of weeks. A little cheeky for people to demand beyond the odds for a second hand machine when brand new is cheaper!
 

MattZani

Banned
its all because of short supply, and demand.
 
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dmckillop

Guest
Powerplay have them for sale at £174.99 delivered. They are taking orders, but there's no news of when they're going to have any stock available to despatch.

In terms of value for money, Gamestation have had the best value bundle. At £274.99 with 3 games and a 1GB memory card, this represents a saving of around £45 off rrp or £35 off Gamestation's own (discounted) prices.
 

1Bean

Standard Member
The Wii has been out for almost 6 months now and is still in strong demand so i don't really expect a price drop anytime soon and even if there was one at Christmas it wont be a lot as it started off at a low price, however if one was to happen £150 would be the max it would go to.

If you want a Wii in different colours again I don't see that happening anytime soon, although Nintendo have already shown off the 5 new colours they are still struggling with the demand of just one colour let alone 5.

I think your best bet if you would a black Wii is to get a Wii now and mod the case otherwise I think you will be in for a long wait
I have seen a black case and a chrome case which does look very very nice.
 

1Bean

Standard Member
I am not sure if it against the rules to post where to buy modding tools, but you can get them for under £30 and there are guides over the internet how to fit them, looks pretty straight forward. I am planning on doing one soon. Anyway here are pictures, does look pretty sweet
 

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