Weekly Poll: Pocket Entertainment
September 28, 2009
Most of us already own Nintendo's Wii, so dropping the price now does little to sway us into buying another one. However, a few of you out there will be striking at the new cost. My prediction is that we'll really see Wii sales numbers spike as we get closer to the holiday season once parents start buying them as gifts for the kids. The November release of New Super Mario Bros. Wii will probably help out in that regard as well. To be honest, I'm still surprised that Nintendo dropped the price. I was expecting that they'd keep the price at $249.99, but would make the box a better value by adding Wii Sports Resort and a Wii MotionPlus unit alongside the original Wii Sports pack-in. However, now that I think about it, dropping the price instead of adding an additional pack-in game means that every sale of Wii Sports Resort that happens with the sale of a new Wii counts as a separate sale of the game and not as a pack-in title. It's all about sales numbers and bragging rights, I guess.
Moving on, playing through Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story last week has me carrying my Nintendo DS in pocket again, as I never know when I'll have the opportunity to play it. How often do you carry a portable game system with you? Constantly? Only when you think you'll have time to kill? Never? Let's hear about it.