These Probably Aren’t the Mario Games You’re Looking For (But They’ll Do)

It's-a-deal, Mario. Nintendo knocks $10 off three popular Wii games.

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Autumn’s still a few weeks off, but brace for a slew of holiday-focused price drops on games you’ve already played, like Nintendo’s Super Mario Galaxy 2, New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Wii Sports Resort.

The drops are modest — a $10 markdown, resulting in a final price of $30 each — and they’re Wii games, which means Nintendo’s either targeting parents looking for consoles at mid-1990s-era prices (the Wii goes for $130 bundled with Wii Sports Resort, though you can find used systems going for around $70), or it’s looking to entice Wii U owners who somehow missed these on the original Wii (assuming they ever owned one).

As Nintendo puts it: “The games can also be played on the Wii U home console, which can play the entire library of Wii games.” A sly swipe at Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4? Neither of those systems will let you play older games, though the PS4 will include Gaikai’s cloud-streaming tech so you can play older PlayStation games, including PS3 titles, as well as demo PS4 ones.

Nintendo recently dropped the Wii U’s price by $50, or $300 for the Deluxe version (otherwise known as the only version worth buying). You can read my list of reasons for (or against) picking it up here.

Three Top Wii Games Get New Lower Price [Nintendo.com]