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Wii price cut goes official, becomes $150 from May 15

Wednesday, 4th May 2011 08:31 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Nintendo’s just confirmed that Wii will get a price cut in the US from May 15 to $149.99.

Beginning on that date, Nintendo will retail the console for under $150 in black or white, and it’ll come bundled with Super Mario Kart and a steering wheel, which will replace previous bundle titles Wii Sports and its sequel Resort.

The same bundle will come here in the UK on May 20 for £129, dropping the price by a massive £50

Nintendo will also introduce on May 15 a new budget line of Wii titles known as Nintendo Selects. The first titles to be included in the line-up are The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Animal Crossing: City Folk, Mario Super Sluggers and Wii Sports. Those titles will be priced at $20 as part of the line-up.

The same line will also be introduced here in the UK from May 20, according to MCV, with titles to cost from £19. First games included are Wii Sports, WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Mario Strikers Charged Football and Animal Crossing: Let’s Go to the City.

“From the day it launched, Wii has let players of all ages and experience levels have fun with one another,” said NoA boss Reggie Fils-Aime.

“The new suggested retail pricing for both the hardware and select games will help create more of these magical moments for even greater numbers of people.”

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6 Comments

  1. Blerk

    £129 is pretty good, much lower than I was expecting. I wonder just how much the arse has fallen out of their sales over here, then?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Goffee

    Ultimately, I don’t think this isn’t about selling more Wii consoles (although every sale helps) – its more about getting people “stoked” for the Wii Successor, getting existing Wii consoles off the dusty shelf and back in use, getting any late young converts on board and rebuilding the interest that has rolled down a moderately steep hill in the last couple of years.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Goffee

    Also, hate the brown look on the Wii budget line, videogames haven’t been wooden since the Atari VCS.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Sorvin

    Any word what price is gonna be in the eurozone?

    #4 3 years ago
  5. NightCrawler1970

    $150,- in €100,- simple huh?

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    If you haven’t bought one yet (me) why not just wait for the new system now? That’s what I’m doing, being backwards compatible and all. Got about 10 Wii games I’ll pick up to eventually go through.

    Donkey Kong Country Returns
    Goldeneye 007
    Mario Kart Wii
    Metroid Other M
    Metroid Prime Trilogy
    New Super Mario Bros.
    Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
    Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Super Mario Galaxy 2

    #6 3 years ago

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