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Nintendo Wii drops to $150, now includes Mario Kart Wii and Wii Wheel

Nintendo Wii gets a price-drop, now $150

By Anthony Garreffa on May 4, 2011 10:03 pm CDT - 0 mins, 55 secs reading time

Nintendo has just announced a change in their Wii bundles, a $50 price drop is now included on the package that sits on store shelves and a change is coming for the bundled game. Starting May 15, the new price goes into effect and the package will start to include Mario Kart Wii and the Wii Wheel racing accessory - but that's not all. Nintendo are also throwing in a standard Wii Remote Plus controller and a Nunchuk!

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Nintendo is hoping this will reignite the Wii sales which were previously unbeatable quarter after quarter but with Microsoft and Sony having launched their motion-based controller systems in the form of Kinect and Move, Nintendo's Wii is getting a bit stale.

Nintendo is also launching a new "Nintendo Selects" series if budget-priced Wii games starting May 15. Nintendo Selects will offer four hit titles for $20 each including The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess; Mario Super Sluggers; Animal Crossing: City Folk; and Wii Sports which is no longer bundled with the console. Wii Sports Resorts has also been removed from the hardware bundle and is available separately for $39.99.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

NEWS SOURCE:press.nintendo.com

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