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Nintendo Wii will cost $200

Figure might be a slash in the dark
Wed May 17 2006, 07:42
BEAN counters at Merrill Lynch are claiming that Nintendo's new console will have a Wii price tag of just $200.

In a report, analyst Justin Post said that the outfit will probably release the Wii to undercut the XBox 360 and send the hugely expensive PS3 packing.

The move is expected as a way of getting more software developers to write more games for the machine.

So far Nintendo has not said how much the Wii would cost. Post said the Wii will appeal to a broad demographic of both hard-core and casual gamers.

However, it has less processing power than the Sony and Microsoft consoles making it easier to create new software. Post thinks third-party game publishers are responding favourably to this concept.

More at Forbes . µ

 

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