Wii price cut, Nintendo Selects introduced

Just a month ahead of the reveal for Project Cafe, Nintendo has officially cut the price of the Wii in both the US and UK, offering a new bundle to go along with it.

Starting May 15 in the US and May 20 in the UK, Mario Kart Wii will be thrown in with the console which now has a new price of $149/£129 respectively. It’s the first price cut the UK has ever seen for the system in its four-year history, previously priced at £179.

Nintendo also detailed a new budget line-up of Wii classics similar to PlayStation’s Platinum range and the 360’s Greatest Hits. Titled Nintendo Selects, the initial line-up will include Wii Sports (the first time it’s been sold separately from the console), WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Mario Strikers Charged Football and Animal Crossing: Let’s Go to the City in the UK at the least. WarioWare is yet to be confirmed in the US. Again, these will retail for $19.99/£19 respectively; seems like the UK is getting the short end of the stick with the similar pricing though.

It’s clear that Ninty want to clear out those Wii’s before they release the next big thing in 2012, then.