Nintendo has announced a drop in the retail price of what it calls the Wii’s “best-selling and best-reviewed” video games. Super Mario Galaxy 2, New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Wii Sports Resort will all be slashed own to a nice $29.99 fixed price.
I’ll leave you to guess which was the “best-reviewed” and which were the “best-selling.”
Nintendo is placing a lot of its stock on this holiday season, and says the price drop of these three games is “one of the many steps Nintendo is taking to provide shoppers with the best value and variety across all its systems through the end of 2013.”
Thanks to the Wii U’s backwards compatibility, a feature lacking in the other two major console releases this holiday season, Wii games can provide some extra cheap thrills in between the bigger planned Wii U releases. In fact, there are plenty of solid little Wii games you can play on your HD console which might have sailed under the radar. Check out our ten favorite Wii exclusives and see if any of the lesser known titles on there tickle your fancy.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is the leader of this pack in terms of quality, but the poorest selling of the three, clocking in at only 2.7 million. Wii Sports Resort is also a fun little game and makes a gaming party much more socially enjoyable.
On the other hand, New Super Mario Bros. U is dropping in price as of late, so I think that might be a better investment than its Wii predecessor. It’s a funner game and has a rockin’ expansion pack starring Luigi to boot.
Any takers looking to jump aboard these Nintendo games for cheap?