Nintendo Drops Wii to $150, Bundles Mario Kart
If you’re one of those folks who still doesn’t have a Nintendo Wii, or if you’ve been holding out until the price went below $150, your time has come.
Nintendo announced this morning that the price of the popular motion-controlled console would be dropping to $149.99. They are also removing Wii Sports from the console’s default bundle and replacing it with Mario Kart Wii and a Wii Wheel accessory.
Wii Sports will still be available, but it will now be part of a new budget software line called “Nintendo Selects.” Joining Wii Sports to launch this new software price point will be The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Super Mario Sluggers and Animal Crossing: City Folk.
This should really come as no surprise. Sales of the Wii have been declining, and with the impending reveal of Nintendo’s new console at E3, it’s time to get these old units moving.
The big value here could be the “Nintendo Selects” software, especially if the soon-to-be-revealed Project Cafe supports Wii games.