An executive from Electronic Arts, one of the dominant games publishers yesterday revealed that EA reckons that the Nintendo Wii will cost $170 USD when it is released later this year. An interview with David Gardner from GamesIndustry.biz earlier this year also said that,"I’ve heard in Japan that the price is about $170, but I don’t know if the price has been set in Europe yet… Nintendo has come up with a very clever strategy, they’ve made a choice which is great for the consumer. Now we’re going to have a choice whereby consumers can buy a Wii, plus one other console.”
And he's quite right of course. The Wii costs less to build than the PS3 and the Xbox 360 and promises equally as good gameplay if you don't mind not so brilliant graphics. We'll be getting our hands on one as soon as we can.