‘Nintendo Selects’ Coming To The Wii?

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



  1. If Nintendo had started this like Sony’s Platinum range, to sell blockbuster games for cheap then I’d wouldn’t be so cynical.
    But, this is definitely the final nails going in like the PSP Essentials.

  2. this is nintendo, a similar program for europe could be years away. ^_^

  3. The rumoured price is $20, which would probably translate to £20 over here. £20 for Twilight Princess (a launch title) still seems a bit high.

  4. why would anyone buy wii sports? or is it only Europe that it comes bundled with console?

  5. ..but its 2011?! maybe it would’ve been great to do this years ago like Mario and Co are still £39.99 in many places.

    The Wiis too expensive

  6. I was hoping they’d be like the Chicken Selects they serve under the golden arches. Oh well.

  7. They look better then normal boxes. Ps3 plats look awful.

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