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07 June 2007
Console price cuts
A piece about console pricing with lots of pretty graphs is up today at if you care to check it out. I will try to get the data I used into a presentable form and attach it as an update to this post when I get time, so others have an opportunity to poke around and see what else is there.

Now if Microsoft will just drop its price, I'll be sitting pretty.

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--Matt Matthews at 07:20
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When the N64 was new, I waited until after Christmas, saved up my money from the cards I received from family members, and picked one up along with Super Mario 64.

The next month, the price dropped $50. Or $25. Either way, if I had just waited, I would have saved enough to buy a second controller or a second game.

I was hoping to do the same with the Wii, but it doesn't look like Nintendo has any incentive to drop the price any time soon. Still, I'm almost sure that as soon as I purchase a Wii, the price will drop immediately afterwards.

Darn lack of time travel and telepathy!

By Anonymous GBGames, at 07 June, 2007 11:50  

"With the Xbox 360 is nearing its 19th month on the market, it will soon have held its launch price longer than the PlayStation 2. Both launched first in their respective generations and held the line on pricing for a year longer than the competitors."

Have the death threats from Dreamcast fans started coming yet?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 07 June, 2007 12:10  

Anonymous: Not yet, but I wrote that with my eyes wide open to the possibilities. It's about time someone besides the Nintendo fans gave me a hard time.

By Blogger jvm, at 07 June, 2007 12:17  

If the average consumer considers Wii Sports to be worth $50 (real gamers know it isn't, but does the casual market Nintendo is courting know that?), then the price of the Wii is actually at that magic $200 mark.

It all makes me wonder if Nintendo ran these numbers and made it part of their strategy, so that instead of hitting a technology target they were just going after a price target. With their new waggle tech attached of course, to set it apart from the 'more of the same, with more polygons' competitors.

By Anonymous fnc, at 07 June, 2007 13:35  

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