Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360 get price cuts ahead of holidays

Nintendo's elder statesman is coming down in price to $130 in order to make way for the Wii U. The new SKU packs in the seminal Wii Sports and its well-reviewed 2009 sequel, Wii Sports Resort.The Xbox is seeing a price drop too, adding games of its own to sweeten the pot.

Though many already have a Wii, the $20 could be enough to snag those who don't. The Xbox 360 has a huge install base, but looks to cement its place at the top of the hardware charts with two bundles. Each one will go for $250.

The first Xbox 360 console bundle has a 250GB hard drive and is focused on the core gamer, coming with a boxed copy of Forza Motorsport 4 and a redemption code for a copy of Skyrim. The latter bundle is more family oriented. It is the 4GB model, that comes with a Kinect sensor and boxed copies of Kinect Adventures and Kinect Disneyland Adventures.

None of this bodes well for Sony, considering its strange (read: higher) pricing strategy for the new ugly duckling PS3 model.

Nintendo's bundle will hit stores at the end of the month, and will come in gloss black with a matching Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuk. While the Xbox bundles are already in stock at Amazon.

Via Engadget and IGN

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