Walmart unleashing "thousands" of Wiis online

By Matt Peckham, PC World |  Personal Tech, WalMart, Wii

Remember when it was hard to find a Wii? You know, like just yesterday? Did you hit the tarmac early last week but come away empty-handed? Walmart feels your pain, and they've got just the palliative: "Tens of thousands" of Nintendo Wii consoles on sale through the retailer's official website, starting today.

Walmart's selling the base system for $249.24, as well as four bundles: The "value" bundle ($329) includes an extra remote and nunchuk plus your choice of one "value" game (like Ben 10: Protector of Earth or Freddi Fish) and an accessory starter kit. The "customer choice" bundle ($359) also includes an extra remote and nunchuk plus the accessory starter kit, but lets you choose from more recent and expensive games like Madden NFL 09 and LEGO Batman.

The "family fun" bundle ($399) includes the extra remote and nunchuk plus the accessory starter kit but bumps your game selection from one to two. And the "Wii Fit" bundle ($458) comes with an extra remote and nunchuk, the Wii Fit Balance Board, a Wii Fit accessory kit, and your choice of one game.

Other online offers include select Wii games "two for $30" and select accessories for under $10.

As of this writing, the "Wii Fit" bundle is out of stock, but the other three bundles plus the base system are fully available.

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