Offiziell offiziell: Nintendo bestätigt, Wii Spielekonsole kostet jetzt 199 Dollar

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Nun gibt es also gar nichts mehr an den Spekulationen und Berichten der letzten Tage zu rütteln: Der japanische Gaming-Riese Nintendo hat soeben per Pressemitteilung und damit höchstoffiziell-offiziell bestätigt, dass die Nintendo Wii ab dem 27. September billiger wird und im wichtigsten Absatzmarkt USA nur noch 199 Dollar kostet.

Preis der Wii ist derzeit 250 US-Dollar.

Trotz Preissturz bleibt der Umfang des Konsolenpakets unverändert, die Wii kommt nach wie vor mit einer Wii Remote und der Nunchuk sowie der Spielesammlung Wii Sports.

Nintendo zieht mit dem günstigeren Preis den Konkurrenten Microsoft Xbox und Playstation 3 von Sony nach, die in den letzten Wochen ebenfalls die Preise gesenkt haben.

Für Europa ist bislang noch keine Preissenkung angekündigt – dies dürfte aber nur noch eine Frage der Zeit sein, denn auch in Deutschland wird sich die Vergünstigung garantiert durchschlagen.

Derzeit kostet eine Wii (z.B. bei Amazon) hierzulande 245 Euro, bei einem vergleichbaren Preissturz wie in den USA wäre ein neuer Preis der Wii von 195 Euro (damit also 50 Euro billiger) mehr als realistisch.

Mehr Details und Pressemitteilung nach dem Seitenwechsel.

— press release | 23 Sep 2009 REDMOND, Wash., Sep 23, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Beginning Sunday, Sept. 27, the world’s most popular home video game system gets even more appealing. On that day, Nintendo’s suggested retail price for its record-setting Wii(TM) drops by $50 to $199.99. The new $199.99 Wii price point delivers the full iconic Wii gaming experience, including the motion-sensing Wii Remote(TM) controller, Nunchuk(TM) controller and Wii Sports(TM) software, and furthers Nintendo’s mission to expand the gaming universe by making video games accessible to more and more consumers.

Wii ownership also opens an avenue for players to the industry’s most diverse and unique collection of home console games. Key upcoming releases include Wii Fit(TM) Plus, launching on Oct. 4, and the first truly multiplayer Mario(TM) title ever, New Super Mario Bros.(TM) Wii.

Both new and veteran players in America can jump into this new Mario action when it arrives on Nov. 15.

And beginning Oct. 2, consumers in select cities will have a new, convenient way to decide which Nintendo adventure to tackle next. On that day, a novel series of sampling events called „World of Nintendo“ kicks off in Long Beach, Calif.

„Wii has reached more video game players than any game system before because it attracts everyone–both men and women, and people of all ages,“ said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing.

„Our research shows there are 50 million Americans thinking about becoming gamers, and this more affordable price point and our vast array of new software mean many of them can now make the leap and find experiences that appeal to them, whatever their tastes or level of gaming experience.“ The inherent social nature of Wii is fully demonstrated in a groundbreaking way with New Super Mario Bros. Wii, the first Mario game ever to allow four players to take part in the action at the same time. That same dynamic is propelling the enthusiastic response for Wii Sports Resort(TM), while the release of Wii Fit Plus includes everything you love about Wii Fit(TM), along with new multiplayer elements and the ability to customize workouts to fit individual needs.

See below for full details on the World of Nintendo events that are scheduled to take place in Long Beach, Philadelphia and New York throughout the month of October.

Remember that Wii features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other Wii features, visit

For more information about New Super Mario Bros. Wii, visit

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii(TM), Nintendo DS(TM) and Nintendo DSi(TM) systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System(TM), Nintendo has sold more than 3.1 billion video games and more than 526 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi, as well as the Game Boy(TM), Game Boy Advance, Super NES(TM), Nintendo 64(TM) and Nintendo GameCube(TM) systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario(TM), Donkey Kong(TM), Metroid(TM), Zelda(TM) and Pokemon(TM). A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, visit the company’s Web site at

Note to editors: Nintendo press materials are available at, a password-protected site. To obtain a login, please contact Deanna Talamantez at 213-438-8742 or Users can receive instant Nintendo information by subscribing to the site’s RSS feed.

KEY Wii SOFTWARE RELEASES Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo) Available Now Guitar Hero 5 (Activision) Available Now The Beatles: Rock Band (EA) Available Now Metroid(TM) Prime: Trilogy (Nintendo) Available Now Dead Space Extraction (EA) Sept. 29 Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo) Oct. 4 Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes (LucasArts) Oct. 6 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (SEGA) Oct. 13 Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (Konami) Nov. 3 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Reflex (Activision) Nov. 10 New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo) Nov. 15 EA Sports Active More Workouts (EA) Nov. 17 Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Capcom) Nov. 17 LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (LucasArts) Nov. 17 James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game (Ubisoft) Nov. 24 WORLD OF NINTENDO CONSUMER SAMPLING TOUR In video game aisles, shelves are filled with hundreds of choices. Online, differentiating between thousands of alternatives is nearly impossible. For players, the ideal option would be the chance to see just those titles you’re most interested in–and then grab the controller and take them for a test drive.

That solution springs to life next month as World of Nintendo sampling events pop up in three cities. Among the hit Nintendo titles to be included: For Wii: New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Wii Sports Resort, Wii Fit Plus, Punch-Out!!(TM) and WiiWare(TM) titles For Nintendo DS(TM)/Nintendo DSi(TM): The Legend of Zelda(TM): Spirit Tracks, Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story, Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box(TM) and Nintendo DSiWare(TM) titles While final details are pending, the current schedule is as follows: CITY DATES EVENT LOCATION Long Beach, Calif. Oct. 2: 3-7 p.m. Long Beach Comic Con Long Beach Convention Center Oct. 3: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 4: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Philadelphia Oct. 9: 2-9 p.m. VGXPO Pennsylvania Convention Center Oct. 10: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 11: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. New York Oct. 16: noon-8 p.m. Big Apple Comic Con Pier 94 Oct. 17: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (55th Street at 12th Avenue) Oct. 18: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For information and updates, please visit


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