Friday, September 22, 2006

Discussion: Wii Game Bundle

We've come up with a tastey new scheme, and we want to know what you think. It deals with the Wii and its games, but takes a form that we've never really done before, so we're not sure how people would take to it.

Basically, the idea is this: We put together a bit of a Wii bundle, but the actual contents are something the customer would be able to decide. You'd get your Wii, and then you'd have pre-paid for 6 games of your choosing, to be selected at any time you see fit starting from the day your console leaves our warehouse to one year after. The bundle would be priced with a discount on the games incorporated into the price, but the real perk would be, since technically you'd paid for the game already, you would be at the front of the line for the game -- meaning of all the stock of the game we get, yours will be amoung the first shipped.

So... let us know what you think. Wii + 6 games of your choosing = sum price - a bit of a discount + getting to be at the front of the line for your games.
Is this appealing? Is this the dumbest idea you've ever heard? Let us know by commenting here!


Anonymous said...

Gamers usually resent bundles; it usually comes down to a console with some mandatory games (usually crappy launch games). You might want to try this option out, though, as long as it's that: optional.

As for the amount of games. It will be hard to pick six must have games from the launch range. We don't know yet if most of them will be any good. We know Zelda will be, though. Why not make a sweet deal on a Zelda bundle? That'll draw quite a few buyers, I'd gather. :-) said...

Thanks for your thoughts on this.

The idea is to keep the 'bundle' flexible, so you wouldn't have to pick from a specific list of titles. You would have a year to select them as well, so you wouldn't have to pick immediately either.

Anonymous said...

I'd be very interested as long as I could update my current order with the bundle.

Anonymous said...

I think it would be a great idea really. Thats actually exactly what I've been looking for, beings most of the bundles now come with only 2 or 3 games I actually want (out of 6 or 8). So being able to pick the games I want (and have a year to pick them to) would be great.

What would make it even cooler is, is if say I ordered the console and Zelda, Redsteel and Call of Duty 3 and I recieved the 3 games and console I ordered and then have 1 year to just pick 3 other games I want, and you send them to me as I order (as soon as supplies allow it anyway). It would be cool becouse I can order and pay for it all now, and say 4 months from now a game comes out that I really really want but Im broke, I still have 3 games to choose so I can still get the game I want rather I have money 4 months from now or not.