Nintendo expresses disttaste for Unofficial Wii bundles

Dec 2005
Fraser, Michigan
Kind of serves Gamestop and these other places right for making the console look more expensive than what it is.

Nintendo sure loves talking about things it dislikes. Recently we learned that Wii shortages were on the company's ever-growing list of pet peeves. Now, Reuters reports that Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime is speaking up against unofficial Wii bundles, which force customers to buy the console with additional games and peripherals not of their own choosing.

We're all too familiar with Wii bundles, which artificially increase the price of the relatively cheap console. GameStop does it. Wal-Mart does it. Now, Reggie is expressing distaste over the practice, claiming that it masks the console's price advantage over its competitors, and forces customers to buy things they don't want.

Though Reggie states that Nintendo has contacted specific retailers to express their feelings, he does not address Reuters' question as to whether Nintendo threatened those retailers with fewer shipments. Reggie recently announced a plan to guarantee Wii consoles in 2008 to purchasers who pick up rain check certificates at GameStop retail locations later this week.
Dec 2007
Yeah I noticed this right after Thanksgiving.
I was serching wiis on line to see how much they are going for and what kind of bundles were out there and I went to walmart's site and there was a bundle for $600 I believe it was which it came with * an extra controler and nunchuck and another game plus something else that is actually pretty neat for the wii but I can't remember what it was* but for $600 thats what you could get.

All in all I said Eff that and went to Sam goody on black friday to pick me up a wii=]
Dec 2007
oh i know definitely.
Its a bunch of crap to spend 600 on something when it stuff that you don't want * well the extra controllers are handy* but id rather spend money on different games then to spend 600 on what they have to offer.