EA: Wii to Retail for $170?

Attention all gamers: according to EA's executive vice president and COO of worldwide studios, David Gardner, we could very well see Nintendo's Wii console clocking in at far, far less than the reported $200-$250 price tag; say, $170? According to Gardner:

"I've heard in Japan that the price is about $170, but I don't know if the price has been set in Europe yet."

So if Japanese gamers can expect the console for under $200, it's possible that Stateside buyers could see a price that's largely the same, or slightly lower. (Fun fact: the Gamecube debuted at $199.99 for US buyers, while the Japanese version retailed for 25,000 yen, or roughly $215 USD).

[via Gamesindustry.biz]