It’s common knowledge that talk is cheap, but right now Nintendo is saying that they will continue to support the original Wii even after its successor, the Wii U is released next year. This is the same company that said that Game Boy Advance would continue to be relevant when the DS came out, so please take this news with a grain of salt.
That said, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime believes that a lower priced Wii fill find new customers. “This is the first holiday that the Wii is available at $149.99 or below, so it’s an expanded demographic we’re reaching,” he said. “These are consumers who have heard about Wii for the past couple years, but at $199 or $249 it was economically out of their reach.”