Rumour: Nintendo to introduce US Wii budget line alongside price-cut

Tuesday, 3rd May 2011 09:44 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Kotaku‘s rumouring that Nintendo will introduce a new budget line of titles for Wii in the US.

The first batch of titles for this said line-up, known as Wii Select, include Mario Super Sluggers, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Wii Sports, which was the first game to be published alongside the console at launch in 2006.

The company will now bundle Mario Kart Wii, according to pre-order sheets obtained by the site, with Wii Sports being sold separately. The new bundle will go on sale for $149 on May 15, which matches with a previous report from last month.

Nintendo of America said it “does not comment on rumors or speculation.”

The speculation follows news last week that the company will unveil the successor to Wii, under the codename Project Cafe, at E3 next month.



  1. Gromple

    Seems a little late for a budget line. I can already pick the mentioned titles up for €10-€15 a piece.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Goffee

    Shows how out of touch with gamers and its userbase Nintendo has become. To use the budget line as a marketing push for the Wii successor is pretty much a slap in the face for Wii users who should have expected a budget line about two years ago…

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Blerk

    About fucking time! Oh wait, no it isn’t – it’s actually far too late.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. StolenGlory

    A budget line appears nearly half a decade after the machine gets launched?

    Nice effort.

    There is also the sad fact that should whatever makes the budget line go by sales figures instead of, y’know any other criteria that qualifies the game(s) in question as being decent, then the shelves will likely get flooded once more with shovelware tripe that nobody wants or needs a second time round.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Blerk

    Am I right in thinking that in the past Nintendo’s ‘budget line’ has only ever included Nintendo-published stuff?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. StolenGlory


    I think you are and for the implications that such a precedent would have on this ‘Wii Select’ budget range, I really hope you are too.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. SOMI

    There aren’t any good game whatsoever for Wii or any Nintendo systems, just die already lame ass Nintendo.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. ManuOtaku

    I think that is not late, the wii has at least one more year left in it, and any prices cut are apprecitted, now is the time for gamers that didnt pick this tittles or the wii to pick them up, and also keep in mind that maybe the new nintendo console is backwards compatible, therefore is a nice entice to pick the great games at low prices

    #8 4 years ago
  9. ruckus

    @7 You really are a tosser of men.

    #9 4 years ago

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