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New Super Mario Bros. U, Pikmin 3, Lego City Undercover, and The Wonderful 101 should be the select games they first release at a price of $30.  New copies of Pikmin 3 and Lego City Undercover are very high on Amazon right now because what I assume from no more copies being made.  Towards Christmas time they can perhaps release Super Mario 3D World and Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (already at $40 new on Amazon) for the selects line.

Wouldn't it make sense to release a select series?



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I would die for a Pikmin 3 reprint.

Considering that it's been confirmed for 3DS, I hope that they announce Wii U selects soon.



It would. But it would also make sense to sell gamepads, reduce the price of the Wii U, Bring more than one VC game to the eshop per week, bring more GC and N64 games to the VC, take away region locking, etc.

Making sense is still something they are trying to make sense of.



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Why do that when people still buy them at full price?



For the same reason the console itself won't get a price cut: it is a failure and that wouldn't change with any sale. So, instead of making some games/the console cheaper or reprinting some titles and loosing money they keep the same price and the stock that's left and they maximize the little money they can get until the year that the Wii U has left is over and the NX is launched.



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Vodacixi said:
For the same reason the console itself won't get a price cut: it is a failure and that wouldn't change with any sale. So, instead of making some games/the console cheaper or reprinting some titles and loosing money they keep the same price and the stock that's left and they maximize the little money they can get until the year that the Wii U has left is over and the NX is launched.

Pretty hard to lose money off reprinting a game I would think unless you print way too many of them.



KLXVER said:
Why do that when people still buy them at full price?

I like buying my games new but I'm not buying Pikmin 3 for 90+ and 72+.  I believe Nintendo has already made their money off those titles and it is just people reselling sealed copies.  So Nintendo isn't making money off Pikmin 3 and Lego City Undercover anymore except for digital sales.

The simple answer is buy digital but I prefer physical copies.



They usually make Selects ~1 year before the successor console launches. I expcect the Wii U successor at the end of 2017, so we should get Nintendo Selects of Wii U Games at the end of this year ;)



sethnintendo said:
KLXVER said:
Why do that when people still buy them at full price?

I like buying my games new but I'm not buying Pikmin 3 for 90+ and 72+.  I believe Nintendo has already made their money off those titles and it is just people reselling sealed copies.  So Nintendo isn't making money off Pikmin 3 and Lego City Undercover anymore except for digital sales.

Then buy the digital one since you couldnt be bothered to buy it when it was new.



They don't want me to replay Pikmin 3



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