Price Drop Lends Credibility To Rumors Of New Nintendo Wii On The Horizon

Last week, we reported on the rumors of the impending release of a newer, better Nintendo Wii, along with reports that the company would be dropping the console’s price to $150 to clear inventory of the older models. Well, it’s not quite the announcement from Nintendo HQ that people have been waiting for, but a number of retailers have gone ahead and slashed Wii prices down to $170.

According to USA Today, consumers can snag a Wii at that lower price at Amazon, Best Buy, Gamestop and Target.

Reports claim that Nintendo will be launching a higher-tech version, complete (finally) with HD graphics, of its wildly popular Wii console in 2012.

Retailers drop Wii price to $170 [USA Today]