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Nintendo wants to be like the big kids, considering new SKU

October 6, 2007

take me seriouslyPoor Wii. It’s lonely at the top, isn’t it? Seems so. The latest rumors rumor is that Nintendo might be planning a new Wii option for holiday shoppers, just like the other two.

Codename Revolution is reporting that retail stores are receiving a new Wii SKU. Not much is known except that it is being referred to as the “New Pack”, it will have an SKU of “045496880088″, and retail for $289.99 Canadian (one guess where their informant is located).

Canada? It’s Canada, right?

Doesn’t it seem kinda random, like Nintendo felt left out and this is just a ploy to steal some attention away from the other consoles’ buzzworthy revisions? Does to me. There was no build-up and there’s not really a demand for it; it’s like they threw the rumor out there themselves, cause all the details you’d usually have to pry out of an anonymous mole’s dead hands is already out there besides what the new package will actually include.

It’s hard to imagine what they could do to make it substantially more attractive to anybody outside of bundling some games or peripherals all NES-like. The speculation round the web is that it could be a new color, Zapper bundle, or something else similarly unexciting.

Well shit, this is the first real piece of chewable Nintendo news in ages. Can’t hate them for trying.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 6, 2007 8:16 pm

    aside from bundling it with upcoming games (h-yo super mario galaxy) I don’t see how they can do this. Supposedly they’re already having a hard enough time meeting demand, so a nw SKU hardly seems likely.

  2. October 7, 2007 1:50 am

    True that. It’s Reggie in that pic, btw. Guy knows how to loosen his tie, if you know what i’m sayin’.

  3. October 7, 2007 4:04 pm

    I don’t think that Nintendo would bundle a Killer App like that. They want you to buy the console, and then buy the game. Wii-Fit with the board seems more logical while Zapper sounds more nostalgic. Hell they could put Wii Sports and the Zelda shooting range game on one disk like Mario/Duck Hunt. Include the Zapper and you have a deju-flu grabbing nostalgics by the balls.

  4. Bill permalink
    October 7, 2007 9:45 pm

    I would say a Wii-Fit SKU makes the most sense and would be a huge seller. But it could be anything.

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