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Wii won't be more than $250 says Nintendo

"At a news conference in Osaka, Nintendo senior managing director Yoshihiro Mori said the Wii would sell for 25,000 yen ($220) or lower in Japan and $250 (£133) or lower in the US."

That statement from the BBC is about as cut and dry as they come. It won't be $300, it could be $200, we'll have to wait and see.

Nintendo also took the opportunity to discuss their current financial numbers, warning of lower profits for the current fiscal year although they plan on shipping 6 million Wii consoles by March 2007. For their fiscal year that ended March 2006, Nintendo experienced a drop in profits related to the poor sales of Gamecube systems that even the brisk business of the DS couldn't make up for.

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(Update: added a link to Nintendo's press release and changed the shipping number, which didn't match up)

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