Wii Sports Resort, Wii Party $40 as of April 25

As retailers cut cost of Nintendo's console, the House of Mario discounts two of its top titles effective next week.

This morning saw the Wii get a bit more affordable, with major retailers lopping $30 off the price of the formerly $200 console. The price cut comes on the heels of rumors that the console, which debuted at a price point of $250 in 2006, will be marked down to $150 come May 15.

Wii Party will be just $40 starting next week.

On top of that rumored discount comes hard confirmation Nintendo is trimming the cost of two of its top titles for the Wii. Today, the House of Mario announced that effective April 25, both Wii Party and Wii Sports Resort will cost just $40, down from their current list price of $50. The latter title comes bundled with the Wii MotionPlus add-on and is also currently bundled with the Wii console itself at no extra charge.

Well reviewed by critics, Wii Sports Resort features a variety of Wii MotionPlus-enabled games, including skydiving, nerf-katana swordplay, water scooter racing, and a throw-and-fetch minigame involving a dog. The equally warmly received Wii Party features 13 game modes and over 80 minigames on a single disc, each of which incorporates a player's Mii avatar into the gameplay.

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31 comments
mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

lap or what ever but ya ,nintendo made profit off wii since day one , and is making even more profit on 3ds , , every 3ds sold is 150 about in nintendo pockets , and seeing the leaked controller it looks like they are really pushing this baby to the max , its a hybrid portable console . kind of like the vmu on dreamcast but this will stream the game the entire game to the controller screen if you choose not to use a tv or your doing somthing eg making dinner , using the bathroom or if you wanna watch a movie using another console , or somthign you can do that to , this is awsome , im telling you its like a dream come true.

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

It's about darn time Nintendo reduced the price of Super Mario Galaxy 1 and Brawl to $29.99. Those games have been out 3 and 4 years. C'mon already. That always annoyed me. Nintendo waits til a new conse to reduce the price of their bread n butter titles.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Didn't think they would lower the price.

mario-nin-freak
mario-nin-freak

Now why would they drop the price of Wii Party? It's not like that has anything to do with a new console. Maybe this means..... MARIO PARTY 9!!!

IAPrino
IAPrino

@ dRuGGeRnaUt Nintendo can afford to sell consoles at a loss due to the massive success of Wii, and the promising outlook for 3DS. Now that they have further developed their fanbase, they will most likely go back after hardcore gamers with this new console. I would look for a price point between $250 to $300. I am very excited for this. Have a good one.

DarthShake
DarthShake

$40? I thought they were already that price! I can wait longer.

dRuGGeRnaUt
dRuGGeRnaUt

Discounts always = :D @all talking about "project cafe" All this "high tech HD talk" and such. All this "touch screen controller talk" and such. You all need to remember, nintendo sells consoles at a PROFIT off the get go. The other 2(sony and mS) sell at a loss, and recoupe losses on software. If nintendo makes a "cutting-edge" system, it'll be sooo expensive. Just look up how much xbox, and ps3 were losing per console when they launched. I think nintendo will step it up, but keep it modest as to guarantee income, just incase the software attachment ratio isn't good again.

wahyudil
wahyudil

I don't care if you don't give any discount ... I just want my zelda, xenoblade, and last story ...

franzito
franzito

Nintendo is up to something, just you all wait...

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

....And what about the Mario's, Zelda's and Animal Crossings? Oh thats right, now everyone and their mother owns Wii Sports Resort (it came with the Wii after the games release) and Wii Party (affordable way to get another Wiimote), you lower their prices whilst still charging up the arse for the better games. You have done nothing for me to like you this generation Nintendo...Apart from Phoenix Wright and Elite Beat Agents of course.

vrgamer1
vrgamer1

Wii is really getting CHEAPER and CHEAPER on the other hand it GAMES..... Its gonna IMPROVE its Market..... Wii Resort Sports is really one of the Best game of its Collection

Wormkid_64
Wormkid_64

Both of these were pretty decent games.I think I like Wii Sports Resort better than Wii Party,but it was nice to finally have a game literally anyone in my house could play. And the Wii is getting cheaper.Perhaps this is indicating the "Project Cafe'" rumors are true...

Superzone
Superzone

.... yeah a $10 price cut isn't going to be enough for me to buy freaking Wii Party....

Heirren
Heirren

That is a LAME discount! Mark that stuff down to at least $29, if not $19.99. I can understand games like Mario Galaxy staying at a higher price point, because of production costs, but a minigame collection? I love Nintendo--just bought a 3DS, but c'mon, seriously.

FusionRain
FusionRain

If you don't own these things buy now you didn't want them.

DragonRift
DragonRift

@mariokart64fan Hi fanboy! :D Allow me to educate you on the fact that everything Nintendo touches DOES NOT turn into gold. Even when they were unstoppable in the 8-bit and 16-bit days, they have just as many flaws as any other developer. Also, I grew up on Nintendo. I loved them since the 80s. I've owned the PS3/360/Wii all since their launch days, and my Wii has collected the most dust. I own dozens of games on my PS3/360, but my Wii library has yet to pass 10. Hell, I play more Cube and VC games on my Wii than anything else! And don't give me crap about the $60 price. You kids have it so easy now. Us old geezers had to pay MORE than that for top tier titles during the SNES/Genesis years. It amazes me how many people forgot that games like Final Fantasy III, Chrono Trigger and Yoshi's Island were priced at $70+ when they originally came out. Phantasy Star IV was marked at $90 back in '94. Hell, N64 games teetered around the $70 mark quite often. Or did you forget that?

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

@mario , come again last time i checked mass effect, dragon age, lost odyssey, heavy rain, halo, god of war, etc are better than anything that graces the wii regarding this article id rather burn forty dollars on a fire pit than buy any game that has wii something in the title; these games are purely gimmicks and get boring after a day or two of play and i agree with dragon what the hell is up with these prices for things like twilight princess, yet when nintendo releases the mario LIMITED edition, they then reprint it and kill and collectibility the game had; why not reprint games that are not even limited editions in the first and have major demand like those mentioned by dragon, another nintendo screw job

jcbullen
jcbullen

Although I don't like that I can never buy core AAA titles from Nintendo at a better price than the release price, it is nice being able to trade them back in years later for a decent portion of what you payed in the first place.

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

dragon if you liked nintendos games ud buy them no matter what price it is after all sony and ms are charging 60 bucks! for the same if not less quality titles

DragonRift
DragonRift

@trdrstv The "Player's Choice" line should have been around nearly four years ago. Waiting till the end of the console's life cycle is a bit asinine if you ask me. It perplexes me how Nintendo has decided to be rather lazy in the "player's choice" pricing this generation. Games that have been out for years are still priced at $50, like Twilight Princess and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. For a console that has been king of the mountain in sales, they sure have gotten awfully stingy with some of their first party classics. It took over two years for the original Mario Galaxy to drop in price. $40 is not a reasonable price for a game that was a high seller nearly two years ago (Wii Sports Resort). These things should be closer to $20! I like your games, Nintendo, but I continue to question your logic.

mario-nin-freak
mario-nin-freak

Now this HAS to mean Nintendo has some news about the next gen console soon.

trdrstv
trdrstv

Hopefully the "Player's Choice" line is around the corner... remember when they re-issued games @ $20 ? Hell Twilight Princess still retails for $50 and that's far too long. I get it that you might not want to drop "evergreen" titles like Mario Kart or WiiFit down, but seriously, it's past time to start your budget line.

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

Thats right Nintendo, slash your prices. People will still walk into the store, look at the price, look at the console, laugh, and then buy a PS3 or 360...

Dekanis
Dekanis

@svaubel Umm... where I live, games like FInal Fantasy XIII are still up over $100. May be different in other places/countries. It is all about supply and demand. What people want more of, it costs more. They are lowering prices now because of them possibly releasing a new home console within the next year or so... Nintendo is not the only company who keeps prices up on their games.

Dekanis
Dekanis

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Flint247
Flint247

They finally drop the prices on games now? o.o

HyruleanLink
HyruleanLink

Lets see Player's Choice games like the good old days when games were $30.

svaubel
svaubel

Fail Nintendo. How about you drop the price of your first party titles from over four years ago like everyone else does but doesnt take nearly that long to do so. Oh wait, they keep selling well.

CorruptGamerGX
CorruptGamerGX

Both games should be priced no more than $15 each.

kotorfan100
kotorfan100

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