Nintendo Drops Price Of Super Mario Galaxy 2 And Wii Sports Resort

By Ishaan . September 6, 2013 . 8:30am

Nintendo of America are lowering the price on three of their Wii games—Super Mario Galaxy 2, New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Wii Sports Resort. Each game will be available for $30.


Earlier in the year, Nintendo also dropped the price on other Wii titles such as Mario Power Tennis, Donkey Kong Country Returns and Super Smash Bros. Brawl.


Other budget-priced Nintendo Wii titles can be found here.



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  • Minos

    Quite amusing those games didn’t stop selling until now.

  • IxisNaugus

    It seems, so far, that the Nintendo Selects line has avoided titles with online play. I suppose there’s some logic to not pushing those titles into the budget line, what with the Wii Mini not having online capabilities and all. I wonder what other classic games they have left to add to the line. All I can think of off the top of my head are Wii Party, Wii Fit Plus and perhaps the Kirby games, though with Wii U sequels in the pipeline for the former two games, I can see why they’d hold off adding them to the budget line.

    • British_Otaku

      I think it’s a coincidence, the Wii Mini is far from the standard system in circulation and the original Wii (well ones with Wii Remote Plus anyway) are still in production.

      Mario Strikers Charged is a Nintendo Select and offers online, as is Animal Crossing. There are tons and tons of titles with online which are third party as well, more so in Japan which feature online support.

      Nintendo Selects should be the same as Player’s Choice, just putting games with a lot of interest on sale to get more copies in people’s homes. No more no less. Surely, as some games haven’t joined the line up, either Nintendo are uncommitted or they want to use it for select games in their library.

      • IxisNaugus

        After double checking, it appears you are right. My mistake. I completely overlooked Strikers Charged and City Folk as games part of the budget line that do have online interactions. With more thought, I’m actually inclined to agree with you that it’s all probably just coincidence.

        I do believe that the budget line is reserved for, or at least has its line-up influenced by games that sold particularly well at retail, or were big with reviewers and high scoring. As you say, games with a lot of interest. I feel they’ll probably add the latest Kirby game to the line-up at some point, and I doubt we’ll see something Metroid: Other M or Sin & Punishment 2 included in the future. I think they should seriously consider adding Xenoblade to the line, though.

  • Nate

    Darn. I just bought these 3 titles this summer. I had to get them used when I wanted to get them new. I paid about 30 for the used versions too. Pretty ridiculous it took this long for the price to go down.

  • Wait what

    About time. Been waiting on both those Mario games.

  • I’ll admit, they’re great games… but Nintendo too forever to do this. Unfortunately it feels like it’s “this” price until a successor arrives to take its place (i.e. the new Smash Bros, or a more recent example being Skyward Sword lowering the price of Twilight Princess).

    I feel that games shouldn’t stay at such a considerably high price for such a long period of time. While they are indeed worth every penny, it feels like Nintendo have their own ways to make us penniless.

    • ronin4life

      They stay that price because they sell at that price. Once sales start to fall, the price comes down.
      If you want to blame Nintendo, blame them for making such well-rounded, fun games that people want to play.

  • CrossZX

    I’m hoping that they’ll have a similar price drop in Europe

  • brian

    I thought that SMG2 was already $20.

    • Barrylocke89

      SMG1 is 20 bucks, but Galaxy 2 was still at full price until now outside of sales.

      I’ll have to look into getting Galaxy 2 now. :D

  • Setsu Oh

    sooooo a 3yrs old game at 30? i doubt a game out this yr’s 1rst Q on consoles is that high

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