On May 15th Nintendo will lower the asking price of the Wii to $149.99USD. The system will be available in either black or white and include Mario Kart Wii and a racing wheel. As revealed in our rumor yesterday, Nintendo will also release what the company is referring to as Nintendo Selects. These are games that have sold in excess of a million copies. The initial titles will be The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Animal Crossing: City Folk, Wii Sports, and Mario Super Sluggers. Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime had the following to say about the new price point and ‘Selects.’
“From the day it launched, Wii has let players of all ages and experience levels have fun with one another. 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.”
As per usual, I’ll end off asking all of you if you’re interested in this new Nintendo offer. Do any of you want to grab one of the four new Nintendo Selects titles? Do any of you not own any of these titles? That might be the more appropriate question considering how many millions of copies each of these titles has sold.
That’s about all she wrote for this story. Now you know the news is confirmed and if there’s anyone out there that wants a Wii, now’s the perfect time to jump in…before Nintendo releases a brand new machine and likely drops full support of this one. Whoops, pretend I didn’t just write that ;)