GAME's 99 Wii price unrelated to Wii 2

Amazon matches the deal.

The 99.98 price of a Black Wii console bundle at GAME has nothing to do with Nintendo clearing stock ahead of a Wii 2 announcement, Eurogamer has been told.

GAME further reduced the 129.99 Wii price to 99.98 as part of an on-going Easter sale. But the deal won't last forever.

Incidentally, that Black Wii comes with Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort and a Wii Remote Plus.

"Just to confirm that the Wii price of 99.98 is part of the on-going Easter deals campaign we are running and not related to anticipated price-drops or any new hardware rumours," a spokesperson for GAME clarified.

Giant online shop Amazon.co.uk offers the very same Black Wii bundle for the very same 99.98 price. However, Amazon hasn't returned Eurogamer's request for comment.

Overnight, rumours spread that Nintendo plans to announce a Wii 2 at E3 this summer. The console will apparently be "significantly more powerful" than both PS3 and Xbox 360, be backwards compatible, use Blu-ray and have a touch-screen on the controller.

Days earlier, reports claimed Nintendo will cut the price of Wii in May, bringing the US price of the console down to $150.

Coincidence?

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