Both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 have had their own lineup of best selling games for quite some time, but Nintendo has yet to jump on that bandwagon in any region except Japan; until now, apparently. A picture of retail boxes for four major Wii releases, sporting a new red theme and a ‘Nintendo Selects’ seal, seems to point to this being the real deal.
As you can see from the picture above, Animal Crossing: City Folk, Mario Super Sluggers, Wii Sports, and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess seem to make up the inaugural lineup of Nintendo Select games. Rumor has it that Super Smash Bros. Brawl will be joining the list, although the absence of it in this shot makes us wonder if it won’t be available when this program starts.
The ESRB ratings on the boxes obviously points to this being a North American program but, assuming it’s real, one would think that a similar program for Europe couldn’t be too far down the line.
Since we have no confirmation from Nintendo, we’re flagging this as a rumor, but the pic above sure looks like damning evidence that’s it’ll only be a matter of time before the big N gives the official word.
Source: Nintendo World Report