Gamers Down Under can get their Wii on for a lower price.
Effective April 29, Nintendo of Australia dropped the price of the Wii from $399.95 to $299.95, a decrease of 25%. In New Zealand, the cut is slightly less drastic, dropping from $499.95 to $399.95. This is the first time since the console launched in December 2006 that the system has received a price reduction in either region.
Nintendo has sold almost 1.8 million systems in Australia, giving it the lead over Xbox 360 which has just crossed the one million mark.