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

Wednesday, 4 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.”