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Wii's price revealed!

Post by gamer2 » Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:22 pm

http://games.slashdot.org/article.pl?si ... 4&from=rss

"Nintendo has revealed to Famitsu.com, at the company's recent press conference unveiling its financial results, that Wii would arrive in Japanese stores with a maximum price tag of 25,000 yen. After taking in account various factors, the conversion to other currencies comes down to a launch price of: 225 dollars, 225 euros, and 150 pounds."

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Post by ShockSlayer » Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:29 pm

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Sword_Gun » Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:32 pm

more then 225 Euro's as 1 euro is worth 1.2 Dollars.
What about CAN dollars?
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Post by SpongeBuell » Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:41 pm

That's over 2 months old, you know...

Plus, there still isn't anything official, this is all speculation. While that's usually fairly accurate, it's still not exact.

@Sword_gun: these kinds of things tend to be a bit more expensive in Europe, so it would make sense for USD and Euro prices to be the same, since the conversion is the way it is
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Post by wallydawg » Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:30 pm

If it came out at $200 I guess I'd buy one, since I'd spend about $50-60 for a gamecube anyways...
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Post by Nick » Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:54 am

Cool. I hope it drops to 200, I'm poor Actually, I'm lazy and won't do my chores...
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Post by totokan » Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:57 am

ignoring the fact that this is OLD NEWS, 7-11 is having a nice contest where you can win a wii. how much is this prize valued at, you ask? $299 american. Thus, Wii is obviously worth 299 in american dollars.
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Post by atari2600a » Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:00 am

No, because it's a known fact that it's less than $250.

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Post by Triton » Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:05 am

and also a known fact that they tend to overstate the value of the prizes for tax reasons

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Post by totokan » Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:07 am

https://slurpee.securepromotion.com/OfficialRules.html
7. (2,711) INSTANT WIN PRIZES:
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November 1, 2006 through January 31, 2007 the following Instant Prizes will be available to be won: (711) Nintendo Wii, ARV: $299.99 USD ($399.99 CDN) each; and (100) $60.00 USD ($70.00 CDN) Video Game Shopping Sprees awarded in the form of VISA® Gift Cards (subject to issuer’s terms and conditions).
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Post by Metroid fan » Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:12 am

:roll: 7-11 doesn't know either...

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Post by Triton » Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:29 am

ARV = APPROXIMATE retail value, aka a guess

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Post by totokan » Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:30 am

yeah, I know that. It's just as reputable as the original post, though.
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Post by MM007 » Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:30 pm

No, it isn't. Nintendo estimate > 7-11 estimate for obvious reasons.
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Post by Indigno » Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:36 pm

You have to take into consideration that the 7-11 estimate probably also includes pre order price and probably some hype to make it look like a better prize.
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