Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Nintendo Selects: Twilight Princess

With no interesting new games to drive the sales and with a successor waiting to be revealed at E3, the Wii is entering its budget age. It's sad to finally see this come true, but on the other hand I actually never got the GameCube until it sold for 100 bucks. And right now Nintendo is falling more and more back into their GameCube schemes instead of being awesome.

However, the console will only cost 149,99 now and is going to be bundled with Mario Kart Wii instead of Wii Sports. Weird move, since most people get a Wii for Wii Sports. Instead this game will be featured in a new "Player's Choice" line called "Nintendo Selects" at the prince of 19,99. And among theses game are also Animal Crossing: City Folk, Mario Super Sluggers aanndd The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. This is how the cover looks like:

Actually it's a miracle that this game kept selling at the price of 45 or even 50 bucks for so long. Metroid: Other M for example is already kissing bargain bins and sells for even less than the price of the Nintendo Selects line. So, this shows that Twilight Princess didn't loose value and kept selling. It's also the third best selling Zelda game and it will keep it coming, since the cheaper version probably will boost the sales. Heck, I might even pick up one of those, just for my collection.

Source: Nintendo World Report (via Kotaku)

Update: Apparently Nintendo of Europe doesn't select Twilight Princess, the game won't be part of this new bugdet title line. I just praised Nintendo of Europe for making the better choices when it comes to covers, but now this. Too bad, but maybe they will add other titles to this series later on.

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