Last summer I sold my Wii to pick up a PS3, so it's been a while since I've last checked on any Wii games. However I noticed that Nintendo hasn't really dropped the price on a lot of older games from their library. Usually Wii games start off at $60, and here is the going rate for some games (all prices Canadian):
- Super Mario Galaxy - $50
- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - $60
- Mario Kart Wii - $60
- Super Paper Mario - $50
The only game that has gone down in Metroid Prime as it is now bundled as the trilogy and that goes for $60. With Super Mario Galaxy 2 out, you think that Nintendo would drop the price of the first installment. But a difference of $10 almost seems insulting. Twilight Princess was a launch release, so you would imagine by this point in time, the price would be less than what it was when the console first came out. Mario Kart Wii and Super Paper Mario have also been out for quite a while now, and only Super Paper Mario has seen a price drop of a whopping $10. If you look at some of the older exclusive titles for the PS3 and 360, you'll see that those prices have dropped accordingly over time.
If you look at the Wii, it has dropped in price. Right now it goes for $200. So why not the games?