Nintendo cuts Wii price to $149.99

Nintendo, scheduled to unveil its next gaming console in June at the E3 convention in Los Angeles, announced today that it will reduce the price of its Wii console from $199.99 to $149.99.

The console will also be packaged “Mario Kart Wii” and matching “Wii Wheel” peripheral. The Wii’s iteration of Mario Kart will replace “Wii Sports” and “Wii Sports Resort.”

Nintendo also announced four titles, “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess,” “Animal Crossing: City Folk,” “Mario Super Sluggers” and “Wii Sports” will sell at the reduced price of $19.99 as the first four titles in the “Nintendo Selects” line, i.e. popular games that get to be sold at a discount with slightly different packaging, a la the “Greatest Hits” series for PlayStation 3 games or the “Platinum Hits” line for XBox 360 games.

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