Earlier on we showed you a concept image of the Nintendo Wii 2 HD touchscreen controller, but now we have some interesting news to tell you. A few of the main retailers in the UK have discounted a huge amount off the price of the Nintendo Wii, which sounds to us like they may know something we don’t.
Remember how the rumors last week were gathering pace on an imminent Nintendo Wii price cut to $150 in the US on May 15th? Well it looks like similar movement is happening in the UK, only these price cuts are effective right now!
If you head over to the GAME UK website, you’ll see that they are currently selling the Black Nintendo Wii for just £99 with the included Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort titles and also a Motion Plus controller, as reported from Eurogamer.
That is a pretty nice discount off the previous price of £130, but that’s not all. Not to be outdone, Amazon has also gotten in on this, as they are currently selling the Nintendo Wii for £99 as well – which can’t just be a coincidence.
GAME has already covered their backs somewhat by saying that this price reduction is merely an Easter special and is not related to any ‘new hardware’ announcements – but we think they are telling good old fashioned porkies. We think Nintendo has told them that new hardware is on the way, and to start announcing incentives to shift stock of the original Wii.
What are your thoughts on this guys – is this more confirmation that the Wii 2 is coming at E3 2011 in June?