Citing an anonymous “trusted source,” Engadget is reporting that Nintendo may cut the price of the Wii to $150 on May 15.
The report hedges a little on how much trust it places in its source, and so should you. A price cut would make sense for the Wii as it loses some of its market share to its competitors, but Engadget makes a good point in saying that it’s strange timing for a discount.
Nintendo did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Wii pricing.
Rumors have been flying that Nintendo will release a next-generation Wii at the Electronics Entertainment Expo, or E3, in June, but it would make sense for the company to announce a price cut then as well.
The leading console currently sells for $199 after a $50 price cut in the fall of 2009.
Are there any holdouts out there who would be interested in a $150 Wii? Or have you moved on to other consoles?