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Nintendo Wii price increase

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I read earlier today about Nintendo confirming they are going to INCREASE the price of the Wii in the UK.  They’re using the poor reasoning of the £ being of a lower value to try to justify increasing the price by around £20.  I thought it was a joke at first, maybe an early April fools joke but no, it’s serious.  A games console that was using old technology when it was released two years ago and is even more outdated now should go only one way in price and that’s down!  I don’t like the XBOX 360 and I own a PS3 but with price drops for both of them the Wii looks like a very overpriced joke now.

I’m constantly surprised at how Nintendo get away with the crap they do, releasing the same thing with tiny changes and charging the same or more all over again.  It’s nearly as bad with games as it is with the consoles, Mario this, Mario that.  I’m so tired of Mario games!  I’ll read a lot how there’s no originality in FPS games like Crysis or F.E.A.R. 2 but they’re so much better than Mario with new graphics.  At least they have something of a story compared to the tripe of the Mario games.  I don’t care if he’s in a kart instead of jumping down pipes, where’s the originality in it?  It’s a racing game but I never hear anyone slating it for lack of originality.  How do Nintendo get away with it so often?  Grrrr!

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Written by r4wr

March 12, 2009 at 11:17 pm

Posted in blog, games