Hello, cheaper Wii; goodbye sports

Wii, classic exergaming edition

Nintendo has announced that starting May 15 (a week from this Sunday) a new Wii bundle will hit shelves, priced at $150, $50 less than the current bundle. This bundle will still contain a Remote Plus (that has a built-in Motion Plus attachment) and a nunchuk, but instead of the Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort games, a copy of the popular racing game Mario Kart will be thrown in. Also for the first time, Wii Sports will be available separately for $20. (Sports Resort is already available separately for $40.)

That’s kind of the end of an era; practically all Wii owners can remember firing up that little white box for the first time, designing a Mii, pretending to bowl or box or whack a golf ball and thinking “Whoa, this really works!” Then, chagrined that your “fitness age” is about 20 years older, you spend the next 2-3 hours showing that Wii who’s boss, then you get up the next morning and can’t even put on your shirt…Ah, memories of the ’00s.

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Posted on May 4, 2011, in Bargains, Exergaming, Game consoles and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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