Nintendo says to keep Wii console price at $249

SAN FRANCISCO Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:43pm BST

Men walk near a display showing Nintendo's ''Wii'' game console at a game shop in Tokyo's Akihabara electronic district, June 25, 2007. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Men walk near a display showing Nintendo's ''Wii'' game console at a game shop in Tokyo's Akihabara electronic district, June 25, 2007.

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Nintendo Co Ltd 7974.OS expects to keep its Wii video game console priced at $249 for the time being since it is selling all of the units it makes, a senior U.S. executive said on Thursday.

"We'll stay at $249 for the foreseeable future. We are still selling everything we can make," George Harrison, senior vice president of marketing at Nintendo America, told Reuters in an interview.

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