Wii sales have dwiindled by 50% in the past five months


NPD figures show that, compared to the same five-month period last year, sales of the Wii in the US are down a full 50% -- prompting Michael Pachter, games industry analyst at Wedbush Morgan, to look away from his crystal ball long enough to ... analyze the situation. In a note reprinted by IndustryGamers, Pacht-Man -- having finally gotten the PS3 price cut he'd always wanted -- called on Nintendo to drop the cost of Wii, lest its sales slide further.

"With the core PS3 and Xbox 360 models priced only $50 higher than the Wii, we expect year-over-year sales of Wii hardware to continue their annual declines until the company either changes its bundle or lowers price," Pachter pronounced before concluding, "Wii unit sales are 50% below last year's level over the last five months, and we think that September sales will repeat the pattern."

So, Joystiq Biomass, let's say Nintendo doesn't cut the price of the Wii before the holidays. What games and/or hardware would you bundle the system with in order to boost sales -- and help save Ivan?

This article was originally published on Joystiq.