Wal-Mart kicks off online Wii extravaganza
The Nintendo console has emerged as one of the hottest products of the holiday season despite having been available for two years running.
Discount retailer Wal-Mart on Monday announced that it has started to sell "tens of thousands" of Nintendo's Wii gaming console online. The 2-year-old gadget, consistently sold out and difficult to obtain,amid a bleak economy.
Wal-Mart plans to sell the Wii consoles online for a price of $249.24 (Best Buy's listing price is about 50 cents more expensive, so it's not a deep discount) along with a $329 "value bundle" that contains extra controllers and some other add-ons.
The retailer is also offering discounts on Wii accessories and games.