Some Wii Launch Info Revealed

No real details yet, but Nintendo’s dropping a few nuggets of info.

REDMOND, Wash., May 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Following its
overwhelming debut at E3 2006, Nintendo today announced the current fiscal
year unit shipment forecast for its new home game system, Wii(TM). Nintendo
also confirmed that the price of the Wii system, which incorporates unique
freehand control, will not exceed $250 in America, or 25,000 yen in Japan. The
company plans to ship 6 million systems to retailers around the world between
its launch in the fourth quarter of 2006 and the end of its fiscal year on
March 31, 2007.

The question on my mind is does “will not exceed $250” mean $249.99, or will they default to their $199.99 price point they’ve always used on new consoles?


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  1. 6 million units that quickly! Atleast the shortage hopefully wont be that long then!

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