Wii goes to $130 ahead of Wii U launch

Posted by Mike Luttrell

The Wii is now cheaper than the price of three Wii games.

In what is no doubt an effort to move as many Wii units as possible before the launch of the Wii U, Nintendo has cut the price of the console to $130.

"Nearly six years after it launched, people are still attracted to the pure, inclusive fun of the Wii console. A new suggested retail price and the inclusion of two great games make it an easy choice for families looking for a great value this holiday season," Nintendo said in a statement."

The new version of the Wii is a bundle with Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort.

Because of problems with the manufacturing of the touchscreen Wii U Gamepad, it's believed that the stock will be notably low on launch day, which could lead to huge lines and Ebay prices going through the roof.

Nintendo hasn't announced where the official launch party will take place, which is where one would expect to see the largest quantity of devices. These events usually happen in New York City or southern California.

Regardless, it's going to be one big rush for the Wii U this holiday season. Be prepared.