Wii Price Drop and New Buget Line of Games

Posted: May 8, 2011 by Tim Utley in News and Updates
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Even with the 3DS performing solidly and “Wii 2” rumors running amuck Nintendo is still avidly marketing the original Wii.  Nintendo has dropped the price of the Wii to $149.99 and is in the process of releasing a budget lineup of their first party titles under the brand “Nintendo Selects”.  The new name is a slight deviation from the “Player’s Choice” titles we are usually accustomed too, but nonetheless they will offer a great value on some games that were in desperate need of a price drop (Sorry, Twilight Princess is a great game, but after almost 5 years and its still $50, kind of absurd).  The initial four titles in the Nintendo Selects collection are Animal Crossing: City Folk, Mario Super Sluggers, Wii Sports (available for the first time outside of buying a Wii or used copy), and lastly Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.  These titles will all have a MSRP of $19.99.  Nintendo is also making a new software bundle package with Mario Kart Wii in it.These new price incentives will surely invoke some purchasing opportunities for those who still don’t own a Wii and at the price of both the system and the new budget titles you really can’t pass it up.  Hats off to Nintendo for this and look for these price drops to be done throughout May.  Stay tuned for more news and as always you can follow me on Twitter @GamersAbstract and on Facebook.


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