The Wii Is Now $150

Confirming earlier rumours, Nintendo has tonight announced that the Wii has had its price slashed from $200 to $150. It has also confirmed the establishment of the Wii's first line of budget software.

The price cut will take effect from May 15, and will see the Wii bundle changed a little from what's available now. Gone are the free copies of Wii Sports Resort and Wii Sports—which will be available separately—and included in their place will be a copy of Mario Kart Wii and its plastic steering wheel accessory. The Wii will continue to be offered in both black and white.

The Nintendo Selects range, meanwhile, is the same as earlier reported, and includes Twilight Princess, Animal Crossing, Mario: Super Sluggers and Wii Sports, each for $20.

In Britain, the new Wii bundle will be priced at £129, while the Nintendo Select line has been changed, Zelda and Super Sluggers swapped out for Warioware and Mario: Super Strikers.