December 21, 2007
Yes You Can Get a Wii ... For A Mere $700 From Toys "R" Us
Last week Reggie Fils-Aime went off on retailers forcing people to buy bloated Wii bundles. I don't blame him, not only does it hurt sales (not that Nintendo is really hurting right now) but it forces people to buy usually crappy games along with the system.
Now in my days I've seen some pretty insane bundles, including the GameStop Xbox 360 Omega Bundle back in 2005, but Toys "R" Us comes in a close second when it comes to "totally taking advantage of desperate parents looking for the 'hot' video game this Holiday season" with their latest "Wii Bundle: Console and 10 Games."
The bundle, which is in stock as I write this, will get you a Wii just in time for the holiday season along with the stellar collection of Spider-Man: Friend or Foe, Transformers: The Game, Bee Movie Game, Crash of the Titans 07, Dewey's Adventure, Zak & Wiki: Quest for Barbaro's Treasure, Raving Rabbids 2, Geometry Wars: Galaxies, Petz Dogz 2, and Soulcaliber Legends ... all for a mere $699.89 (not including shipping or sales tax). And I guess people are pretty darn desperate as it's currently the best-selling item on the site right now.
Damn, I'm surprised they didn't really go crazy and include 20 games of "meh" quality (well, other than Zak & Wiki and Geometry Wars) and go for a cool grand as the demand is certainly there.
Okay we get it! The Nintendo Wii is really popular! Nintendo can you just please make enough of the damn things?! I do not want to be writing about this again next year! Stop the madness!
Posted by Gaming Steve at 5:00 PM
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OMG.... where has Toys R Us gone?
There seems to be a little boutique in the 42nd Street subway station (where those Scientology stress test people always used to be set up) in NYC that has Wii's in stock.
I walked past and noticed a sign saying they had them, but didn't actually go in and check. But I think it's worth a look especially if you ride the subway every day anyway.
It is ridiculous. I want to know what Nintendo has been doing all this time to step up production. It's not like the demand has ever gone away enough to not have this issue on their minds.
I consider myself very (very very very very) lucky to have gotten one in the 12-13 minute window Amazon had them in stock on black friday.
You actually got one from Amazon on Black Friday? That's a miracle, are you some sort of deity?
I've always hated bundles. Without them, I will probably buy an extra controller and at least one game, anyway. With the popularity of "Play," I'd say people are mostly buying the Wii and some combination of Zelda/Mario along with Play. That's a pretty good take for not bundling.
If Nintendo ever fights back over this, you could always call it "Raid on Bundling Bay."
That's nothing...I was over at Macy's or some place, and I found this:
Selling at the low low price of $39.99 (at Macy's), this toy is sure to exploit the clueless parents and grandparents looking for the new hot toy "Guitar Hero". For real, Guitar Star is almost exactly the same thing, except it's impossible to play and has MIDI files instead of real music...
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