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.


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

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