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Wii Party and Wii Sports Resort Drop in Price

by Pedro Hernandez - April 18, 2011, 12:25 pm PDT
Total comments: 11

Nintendo's multiplayer hits see a new price later in the month.

Nintendo announced today that two of their biggest Wii titles, Wii Party and Wii Sports Resort will drop in price. Both games will be priced at $39.99 from April 25.

Wii Sports Resort was original released in North America on July 26, 2009, and has sold over 10.7 million copies in North America. The title is a sequel to the Wii-pack in title, Wii Sports, and it is a showcase title for the Wii MotionPlus peripheral.

Wii Party is a mini-game party title developed by the team behind the Mario Party series. The game was released on October 3, 2010.

Wii Sports Resort and Wii Party to Deliver Big Social Fun at an Even Bigger Value

April 18, 2011

From sparking instant social fun with friends to putting an interactive twist on family gatherings, Nintendo's Wii Sports Resort™ and Wii Party™ games are surefire ways to get groups of all ages on their feet and laughing together. Starting April 25, each of these two must-have games for the motion-controlled Wii™ system are now even more accessible at a new suggested retail price of just $39.99. Both games offer hours of multiplayer enjoyment that friends and family members can share together, regardless of their age or prior experience with video games. Once the games get going, everyone wants to join in.

With a dozen resort-themed activities that maintain the wide-ranging appeal of the original Wii Sports™ game, Wii Sports Resort transports players to the tropical paradise of Wuhu Island. While there, every member of the household can get in on fun activities such as golf, basketball, archery, wakeboarding and Swordplay. As they swing the Wii Remote™ Plus controller (or a Wii Remote controller with a Wii MotionPlus™ attachment) like a golf club or wave it like a sword, players can watch their movements precisely replicated on-screen for an immersive, instantly enjoyable experience. Since launching in 2009, Wii Sports Resort has sold more than 10.7 million units in the United States alone.

Wii Party packs 13 party game modes and more than 80 minigames that will keep friends and family smiling and having a blast. Best of all, the game allows every player to take a turn in the spotlight by placing his or her customized Mii™ characters at the center of the action. Some of the included games put an interactive twist on popular board games like bingo, while others use the speaker and vibration functions of the Wii Remote to move the action beyond the TV screen and into the living room. In Hide 'n' Hunt, for example, players must locate Wii Remote controllers that have been hidden around the room, while Animal Tracker challenges them to pick up the Wii Remote making the correct animal sound.

Additional controllers are required for multiplayer modes and are sold separately.

For more information about Wii Sports Resort and Wii Party, visit http://www.wiisportsresort.com and http://www.wiiparty.nintendo.com.

Talkback

FZeroBoyoApril 18, 2011

It took Wii Sports Resort almost two years to get a price drop while Wii Party gets one in six months? That's interesting. =P

ThomasOApril 18, 2011

Notice that sales information for Wii Party was not given.


Needless to say, it probably didn't sell as much as WSR did in the same period. However, Wii Music has not been given an official (or at least announced) price drop even though it's the least successful (but Amazon is currently selling it for $29.99).

Wii Party? More like Wii BOMBA.

Though I once saw Wii Music as a Gamestop/EB deal of the day for $10.

ThomasOApril 18, 2011

I wouldn't call Wii Party a bomb, it did sell at least 5 million. Though it is small compared to Wii Sports and Wii Fit.

BlackNMild2k1April 18, 2011

WiiParty sold 5 mill already?

Did Nintendo say that or are you getting that number from somewhere else?

Mop it upApril 18, 2011

Nintendo stated it:

http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2011/110128e.pdf#page=6

It's the worldwide figure though, not the US one. Still, I'm surprised that any Nintendo games would receive a price drop, given their stance on them. They probably aren't going to make a big deal out of it or change the packaging like the old Player's Choice games... I wonder if they will even advertise it.

CericApril 18, 2011

These are both games I don't see make a transition to the next system from a perspective of people buying older games.

LouieturkeyApril 18, 2011

Does the Motion+ still come with WSR at this new price?

Chozo GhostApril 18, 2011

This is a sure sign that times are changing. We're seeing price drops for Wii hardware and games which is the opposite of how it used to be where neither Wii games nor Wii hardware was ever marked down. Iwata himself said they weren't going to ever mark the price of the games down, but it looks like he must have changed his mind.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorApril 18, 2011

You know, the newest versions of Wii Sports Resort include a Wii Remote Plus... if those drop to $30, that's a pretty sweet deal.

CericApril 19, 2011

Iwata Right Price strategy.  Notice the games people would probably go back to haven't had a price drop yet.  All this is starting me to think that we're going to get the next console sooner then later and I wouldn't be to surprise in the coming week that we hear Wii production has stopped and we're coasting with inventory at hand.

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