Eagle-eyed HEXUS forum member, Choo Choo, has spotted the Wii console for pre-order at the online superstore Shopto.net, for the princely sum of £149.99 and a release date of 15th October.
At E3, Sega hinted that Wii would retail at approximately $200, so a £149.99 price is slightly steeper than expected, but still way cheaper than both Sony and Microsoft's next-gen consoles. Are Shopto.net guessing? Or have they let the cat of the bag before Nintendo have had a chance to announce the price?
With games like Wii Tennis, Super Mario Galaxy, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption all receiving strong praise across the board from E3 attendees, Nintendo's console should fly off the shelf.
Incidently. Wii games are expected to retail at between £30-£50 in the U.K, this will vary depending on the title.
The figure indicated on this retail website does not necessarily mean that the price is finalised. We'll need to wait for official confirmation from Nintendo.
Source : Shoptonet