The credit crunch is biting hard, and it seems that it’s chomping on Nintendo particularly hard – the company is being forced to raise the price of its multi-bazillion selling Wii console. Nintendo says:
“Due to the severe and continuing depreciation of the pound, we are, unfortunately, having to raise our trade price to UK retailers of Wii hardware. The price that they then offer to consumers is, of course, up to the retailers.”
Those retailers are invariably feeling the pinch just as hard, so I suspect it’ll go straight through to the price on the ticket. The Wii currently retails for £180, and this change will add £18-£20 onto that figure. Depressing, in more ways than one.