Posted on September 9, 2008,

Animal Crossing: City Folk and Wii Speak to Retail for $70

Gaming Today

Word has leaked from the ongoing GameStop manager’s conference in Las Vegas that the Animal Crossing: City Folk and Wii Speak bundle will run you a pricey $70 — which cued an anonymous 1UP editor to say, “$70!? For that price it had better come with a white van for abducting kids you meet in your magical little animal town.”

This bundle is a cheaper alternative to buying the game and microphone separately, with a standalone Wii Speak running you $30. Even so, $70 is an exorbitant price for a game that by all appearances hasn’t evolved much since we knew the game as Animal Forest for N64.

At $70, is the price now too high to engage in emergent gameplay-like activities such as makeshift fishing tournaments? Check out our E3 preview of the game here and let us know what your thoughts are in the comments below.

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3 Comments on Animal Crossing: City Folk and Wii Speak to Retail for $70


On September 10, 2008 at 5:26 am

Please say this article is a joke.

In the UK & Europe (Australia too I believe) we’re paying $80-$100 for a single game alone let alone a game bundle. Even then your paying for a game with an accessory so $70 to me sounds much better than having to pay £180 ($350) just to play Rock Band.


On September 10, 2008 at 6:54 am

@Mark: We’re not paying that much for games.

Most Wii games are about £20-£30 (some are £40), which roughly translates to $40-$60 (in some cases $80).

$70 will roughly translate to about £35, but we all know we will have to pay at least £50 for the bundle.

Buddy Love

On September 10, 2008 at 7:03 pm

I think ALL current gen (aka next gen) games are overpriced. Yeah yeah they put a lot of work into it and packaging, advertising– THAT. Sixty dollars (U.S.) for new games is bull ing . $50 for the last generation was bad enough.

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