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Budget Wii software range planned?

Wii Select to coincide with console price cut.

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Nintendo is planning to introduce a range of budget Wii software, repackaging various first party titles at a discounted price, according to insider sources.

A retailer price list procured by Kotaku states that the Wii Select line will hit US stores later this month.

Mario Super Sluggers, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Super Smash Bros. Brawl will be the first titles to fall under the banner, selling for a rock-bottom $19.99 each - that's about £12.

The launch will apparently coincide with a Wii price drop. The same leaked document lists a new Mario Kart bundle priced at $149 (around £90), down from $199. Former pack-in staple Wii Sports will henceforth be available as part of the Wii Select range.

We've asked Nintendo UK if there's any plan to introduce the range, if indeed it does exist, or implement a hardware price cut on European shores. We'll update if it responds.

With the Wii's successor set to be revealed at E3 next month, it would certainly be a timely leg-up for Nintendo's aging system.

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