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Wii budget line to launch this month - Report

Wii Sports, Zelda and Smash Bros. to join 'Wii Select'

Nintendo's set to launch a new budget line of Wii software, to coincide with a strongly tipped price cut for the console in North America this month.

That's according to Kotaku's retail sources, which claim the new $19.99 USD (£12) 'Wii Select' line will launch this month with cheaper versions of Mario Super Sluggers, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

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Surprisingly, also joining to Wii Select line-up, according to retailer listings, will be Wii Sports, the title previously bundled with all Wii consoles. It's indicated that Nintendo will soon bundle Mario Kart with the console instead, selling Wii Sports separately.

That new Mario Kart Wii bundle will go on sale in North America for $149, according to those retail listings, and will go into effect on May 15.

In case you've been living in a hole, Nintendo's confirmed it will show off its next console at E3 in June, and judging by the rush of rumours (and CVG's inside sources) the controller will once again be at the centre of Nintendo's new innovations.

Contacted for confirmation on 'Wii Select' and the Wii's price drop plans, a company spokesperson said "Nintendo does not comment on rumors or speculation."

[ SOURCE: Kotaku ]

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