And its the same as the WII launch price despite high Inflation over the last 5 years. So in reality its CHEAPER than the WII launch price.
Nintendo fans finally have a price and release date for the company's new generation console, Wii. The Big N has officially announced that the system will hit retail in North and South America for $249.99 on November 19. The New York Times initially published the story and seems, in fact, to have beaten Nintendo Co. Ltd with the news
FROM IGN, http://uk.wii.ign.com/articles/732/732669p1.html