As wife and mother to a teen boy and toddler twin boys, its important for me to create family time that is enjoyable for all of us. Having multiples does significantly impact and increase household expenses. With most families in these current difficult economic situations, cost-effective, durable and quality products are very much needed. The invention of the Nintendo Wii provides families a time to come together-not only to partake in fun, dimensional and active games-but a tool that helps to bring about family time. Now more than ever, families can have endless hours of interactive fun with the new lower-priced Wii that comes packaged with Mario Kart Wii.
Nintendo is dropping the suggested retail price of its Wiisystem to $149.99 (from originally $199.99) and including a Mario game with the Wii hardware. The newly priced Wii system will come in either black or white with the Mario Kart Wii game and a matching colored Wii Wheel accessory, replacing the previously included Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort games. Nintendo understands that one of their primary consumers of Nintendo Wii are families and appreciates the gaming experience shared by all.
“From the day it launched, Wii has let players of all ages and experience levels have fun with one another,” said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. “The new suggested retail pricing for both the hardware and select games will help create more of these magical moments for even greater numbers of people.”
Growing up in the 80s, I can still remember the excitement of getting my first Nintendo gaming set and playing the original Mario Brothers. Fans of Nintendo will appreciate the new NintendoSelects collection of Wii games, a set of popular games that millions of people have already experienced, at a retail price of $19.99. The four games in this collection are The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Animal Crossing: City Folk, Mario Super Sluggers and Wii Sports, which is available for the first time as a separate software purchase.
With Mario Kart Wii now included with the Wii hardware, players will be able to enjoy fun go-kart racing with Mario and all his Mushroom Kingdom pals right out of the box. The Wii RemotePlus controller, Nunchukcontroller and Wii Wheel included in the package will all match the hardware, meaning they will be either black or white. The new black Wii Wheel will also be available separately at a retail price of $9.99.
Nintendo Wii gaming consoles and games are available at major retailers across the nation and can be purchased online at http://wii.com/. In Central Florida, Nintendo Wii consoles can be purchased at Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Toys R’ US, and Walmart.
With all boys in my home, I look forward to family game night and the advantage that the Nintendo Wii gives me…girls can certainly rule and win over the boys! :) For more information, visit http://wii.com/ and create your own family time.
Disclosure: Nintendo (via The Axis Agency) provided me a Nintendo Wii for review and coverage, however, thoughts and opinions expressed are clearly my own.