Wii Hardware Now Comes With Mario Kart Wii

May 23, 2011 / News

Nintendo announces a new bundle for Wii - the Mario Kart Wii bundle. Available from 2 June 2011, Wii will now come packaged as standard, with the iconic game, Mario Kart Wii, for only $199.95*! Previously Wii retailed for $299.95 and Mario Kart Wii retailed for $99.95.


Experience the classic franchise that has been around for more than 17 years, and played by people of all ages. Get your friends and family together and enjoy playing Mario Kart Wii with up to four people, or use Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, and up to 12 players can compete from anywhere around the world!

Wii is available in either white or a sleek black, and now also comes packaged with the intuitive Wii Wheel for Mario Kart Wii, so no matter what your gaming experience, anyone can simply pick up and play Mario Kart Wii. For the first time the Wii Wheel will be available in black, with the black Wii.

Also included in the new bundle is a Nunchuk and a Wii Remote Plus - the original Wii Remote with Wii MotionPlus functionality built in.

Wii Sports, which was originally packaged with Wii, will now be available as a standalone game for $29.95.

Mario Kart Wii has sold more than 688,000** copies in Australia since it launched in April 2008.


*All prices quoted are Suggested Retail Price (SRP) in Australian dollars

New Zealand prices are below and based on currency conversion rates as at 17 May 2011

- Mario Kart Wii bundle SRP NZ $282.87

- Previous Wii price SRP NZ $499.95

- Previous Mario Kart Wii price SRP NZ $141.65

- Wii Sports standalone SRP NZ $42.34

**Based on GfK Retail and sales data collected by Nintendo from retail partner reporting