To save on a new Wii console, compare prices. Current prices are lower than ever

Few could have predicted just how successful Nintendo's Wii would go on to be when it was released back in 2006. Seen by many in the games industry as little more than a novelty console with a gimmicky control system, the Wii has since gone on to sell more units than both the Sony PlayStation 3 and the Microsoft Xbox 360, providing a real shot in the arm for Nintendo who many thought had fallen too far behind to ever recover thanks to the relatively poor commercial performance of their GameCube system.

As it transpired, it was the so called "gimmicky" control system that ended up being the Wii's biggest selling point, attracting not only established gamers across the world but also a whole new generation of players who, up to that point, would never have considered themselves video game fans. The unique appeal provided by controlling the in game actions with your own physical movements proved to be a smash hit with the public at large, and titles like Wii Fit, Super Mario Galaxy and Wii Sports would go on to become some of the most popular of the past decade.

Earlier in May of this year, Nintendo made the announcement that they would be cutting the price of all new Wii consoles in order to continue their push for supremacy. With more than eighty million consoles already installed in homes across the world, this latest price cut will ensure that Nintendo move even further ahead of the chasing pack, underlining their complete dominance of this generation of video game systems ahead of the launch of their next console either later this year or early in 2012.

Since the middle of May, gamers have been able to pick up a brand new Wii console for as little as £99, including the popular Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort games, or the super fun racing title Mario Kart Wii. Additional ad hoc packages have been put together by various retailers such as GameStop, Tesco and Asda as they try to bring in as many sales as possible on the back of the price cut.

As you'll see by shopping around for your new Wii console to compare prices, current prices are better than ever, and you'll be able to get far more bang for your buck than you could ever have imagined from a new Wii system!

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