UK Wii-makes going (relatively) cheap

Yesterday Nintendo brought UK release dates for the first of the GameCube remakes for Wii. Today we’ve got prices, and they are cheaper than we thought. It was initially suggested that the remakes — coming under the banner of New Control Play! — would be full priced releases, with an RRP of £39.99. However, Nintendo have explained to Eurogamer that the suggested price will be a little more reasonable.

“Nintendo do not set prices,” said a spokesperson for the company. “It is up to retailers at what price they sell any item for… However, our trade price for these games will be below our usual trade price for Wii games and our present estimate of the likely retail price is in the region of GBP 29.99.”

So 30 quid then, that’s more like it. UK gamers can grab Pikmin on Feb. 6, Mario Tennis on Mar. 6, with Pikmin 2 and Donkey Kong Jungle Beat to follow later in the year.