221w ago - To follow-up on the previous rumor, today a leaked Toys R Us ad is pointing at a $50 Nintendo Wii price drop to $199 this month.
To quote: "While the Walmart listing we saw didn't put a price tag on the Wii–currently still at its launch price of $249 USD–the Toys R Us version does, pegging the new MSRP at $199.
And that's with Wii Sports included, not a stripped down package. The ad is purportedly from the end of September, due to hit the week of the 27th according to the tipster that forwarded a shot our way.
That's a week earlier than we were expecting based on the Walmart tip we received, but still not official in any capacity.
If accurate, that would mean a price drop announcement from Nintendo sometime within the next two weeks, possibly during the Tokyo Game Show."
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EEDAR have sent out a PR email stating their opinion on the Wii price cut. Details include a 40% increase prediction on Wii hardware after the price cut, and how Wii price cut is a pre-emptive strike towards pricecuts of Xbox and PS3.