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3.16.2008

Half Price Wii Points Cards at Wal-Mart




Wal-Mart was selling Wii accessory value packs at Christmas. These packs included a Wii Classic Controller "Glove" and either a Wii Points card or a Wii Classic Controller. Both of these were $20 or so during the holidays. Wal-Mart must have bought too many, because they're selling them for $10 and lower at various stores.

Several Indiana members of www.cheapassgamer.com are reporting that their local stores have these bundles ranging from $7 to $10. This is probably being handled on a store by store basis by their managers, so the discount may vary according to which store, and how many they have left over. The Wal-Mart near my house is selling them for $10 and had about 20 points card packs, and maybe a dozen classic controllers. This is probably a YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary) deal, and may not be happening everywhere.

Why is this relevant? The cards are for 2000 Wii Points. They normally sell for $20 each. This means you can get the points for half off. If you're not familiar, these are the currency used on the Wii Shopping Channel to buy Wii Ware (like the Opera Browser) or Virtual Console games. I picked a card up last night and bought the new imported N64 game Sin & Punishment on the VC.
If you didn't pick up a Classic Controller for you Wii, this is a good chance to get one. Super Mario World and a few other titles are almost unplayable on the VC using the GameCube controller, so if you're interested in playing VC titles, you'll need one eventually. I'd pick one up while they're $10 if you haven't already.

[edit - 3/23/08 - These are all gone, the spots where they were is now marked back to the $20 price. ]

1 comment:

  1. Edalytical1/9/08 6:36 PM

    I just found one at my local Wal*Mart in Flagstaff, AZ. It was marked $15. It was the last one in the store, I bought it immediately.

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