The lights are on
Nintendo announced today that it is dropping the retail
price of three of its top Wii games to $29.99.
The price goes in effect today for Super Mario Galaxy 2, New
Super Mario Bros. Wii, and Wii Sports Resort. According to the press release,
U.S. sales to date for these titles are 2.7 million (Galaxy 2), 9.4 million
(New Super Mario), and 7 million (Wii Sports Resort).
Our Take:If you have a Wii and haven't played Galaxy 2 or New Super
Mario Bros. Wii, I'd highly suggest you do so, especially at these prices. Wii
Sports Resort isn't my thing, but it's definitely more attractive at $30. I'm a
little surprised at these sales figures; I didn't know that Galaxy's sales
tailed behind the New Super Mario Bros' so significantly. It's a shame; I
wonder if that means we won't see another Galaxy?
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Why didn't they also drop the price for Zelda Skyward Sword, or kirby, or Donkey Kong...
I get the first two being over $29 but Wii Sports Resort price was still above $29? To me it was ok at first but got old quick for me. Plus I thought they started bundling this with the system, so that is why the dales was probaly high.
This is good news for anybody who wants these games but don't have them. I have all three of these games and think they are great, so I highly recommend them to anybody that is interested.
Umm I didn't even think their price was $20. These games are kinda old. $30 for me, is still too much.
Bet we'll see "Super Mario 'U'niverse" on Wii U at some point in its life, lol. Seriously though, that's another fine move. Nintendo should concern itself about the Wii U's sales power right now, but if they sell more Wiis because of this, it's all good I guess.
Skyward Sword please.....pretty please....
Wow less than 3 million for Galaxy 2 is quite shocking to me. Those are solid numbers, but this is Mario at his finest here.
NSMB was bundled with the Wii for a while. But it also hows to Nintendo strength and that is with kids. More kids could play NSMB together with better multi-player than SMG2.
What nintendo is trying to do everything they can to increase sales. But unfortunately this won't help come the holidays.
Well I never played Galaxy 2... I may just give it a try.
Good to hear.
These games should be $20 at the most.
I should probably pick up Super Mario Galaxy 2.
Galaxy 1 was superb, 2 was good. I hope we see another Galaxy.