Wii for $200 and Game Boy to live on?

In an interview with GameDaily at this year’s E3, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata had this to say about Wii’s launch price: “What we’ve been repeatedly saying is that it’s going to be an affordable price point, and when we say affordable, you may want to check our past records of price points, launching price points for any past [Nintendo home console] hardware…”

Take note that every US Nintendo home console has launched for $200, according to Wikipedia. (Yes, even the scaled down $199 NES and $199 N64)

Also in the interview, Iwata cleared up rumors of a discontinued Game Boy line by saying, “No, it’s not true after all.” Long live the three pillar strategy, baby!

[Thanks, DeltaOne]