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Nintendo gives Wii one last push before Christmas

Nintendo gives Wii one last push before Christmas

One suspects there could be some Christmas present buying confusion starting next month between the new Wii U and new Wii bundles.

Nintendo is launching two new Wii bundles in November, despite this being the same month that its new Wii U system launches.

One of the new bundles will feature Just Dance 4 whilst a second bundle will include Skylanders Giants and the related peripherals required to play the collectible toy-based title. The Skylanders Giants bundle will feature a turquoise blue Wii and also include a figure that is exclusive to the package.

The new bundles are launching on November 4 in the US, 14 days before the Wii U launches. In recent financial reports, Nintendo stated that it aims to sell 10.5 million Wii and Wii U units by the end of March 2013, 5.5 million of which it expects to be Wii Us.

'Together with our third-party publishing partners, we're delivering maximum value for families who want to get the most for their home entertainment dollar,' said Nintendo of America vice-president of licensing Steve Singer.

The Just Dance 4 and Skylanders Giants bundles will carry a suggested price of $129.99 and $149.99 respectively. By contrast, the Wii U will have a launch price of between $300 and $350.

Nintendo's most recent financial results for the six months leading up to September 2012 shows it has made a loss of approximately $350m, with sales decreasing by 6.8% to $2.52bn. This has been partly attributed to weaker than expected sales of the 3DS outside its home market of Japan.

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Spreadie 25th October 2012, 09:55 Quote
um, that links to the One nuclear war is enough article.
suenstar 25th October 2012, 10:18 Quote
Nuclear war seems a bit extreme for Nintendo's last push before Christmas... :\

Here's the correct link for people:
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/gaming/2012/10/25/nintendo-gives-wii-one-last-push-before-chr/1
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