Wii Price Drops To $150, Effective May 15

What would you do if you were Nintendo, sat on a 5-year old console and were about to announce its successor? You would probably lower the price to boost sales, and that’s exactly what Nintendo in the US today did with the Wii.

For $149.99 (down from $200) you get a Wii console in either black or white, Mario Kart, and a matching colored Wii Wheel. Not a bad deal (the previous package came with two games, Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort). Before you rush to the nearest game store: the new price is effective May 15.

On the same day, Nintendo plans to launch the so-called Nintendo Selects collection for Wii, which includes The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Animal Crossing: City Folk, Mario Super Sluggers and Wii Sports (each priced at $19.99/see above).