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Nintendo Selects, formerly Player's Choice, is a marketing label used by Nintendo to promote video games on current Nintendo game consoles which have sold well. Nintendo Selects titles are sold at a lower price point than other games. The program parallels other budget range software by Sega ("Sega All Stars"), Sony (the "Greatest Hits" and "Essentials"), and Microsoft ("Platinum Hits" and "Xbox Classics") to promote best-selling games on their consoles as well.

History Edit

1996–2010: Player's Choice Edit

In North America and Europe, Nintendo introduced the label on May 20, 1996 as "Player's Choice" both for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and for the Game Boy to distinguish titles that had sold over one million copies. As of 2014, recommended retail prices are £19.99 in the United Kingdom, USD$19.99 in the United States, CDN$19.99 in Canada, A$49.95 in Australia and €29.99 throughout the Eurozone. Nintendo's "Player's Choice" range concept is similar to the "Greatest Hits" line (known as the Platinum range in PAL regions) on Sony consoles, the "Platinum Hits" (Xbox Classics in Europe) line on the Xbox, and the "Sega All Stars" line on the Dreamcast. Script error

American NTSC "Player's Choice" games can be identified on the Nintendo 64 by the yellow background of the N64 logo in the upper right corner of the game box. On the GameCube and Game Boy Advance, games are marked in a yellow box on the top of the case. PAL region Player's Choice games have boxes that are colored silver or platinum with Player's Choice markings on the right hand side of a Nintendo 64 box or on the top of a GameCube box. Super Nintendo games had the words "Super Nintendo Entertainment System" written in gold (instead of the usual red) on the box, along with a "Player's Choice" seal.Script error

The Player's Choice line was introduced for GameCube titles in January 2003.[1] The first titles were Super Smash Bros. Melee, Pikmin, and Luigi's Mansion, and they each retailed for $29.99. Later in the year, when 6 new titles were added, Nintendo split the pricing for different sets of GCN games, so that some titles would enter in or stay at U.S.$29.99 while others would be reduced immediately to U.S.$19.99.[2]

In April 2006, the "Player's Choice" was applied to Game Boy Advance games, which sell for $19.99 in the United States.[3]

2011–present: Nintendo Selects Edit

The Player's Choice label was renamed Nintendo Selects on May 15, 2011.[4] The first Wii games added were The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Animal Crossing: City Folk, Mario Super Sluggers and Wii Sports. The New Play Control! version of Pikmin 2 debuted in North America as a Nintendo Selects title, alongside New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis.[5] On February 28, 2013, Nintendo announced that the UK would receive two new Nintendo Selects games: Mario Party 8 and Wii Sports Resort.[6] These launches coincided with the Wii Mini launch, on March 22, 2013.[7] On October 22, 2013, was announced Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart Wii, Super Mario Galaxy, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Wii Sports + Wii Sports Resort for the new Nintendo Selects Australian line by price AU$49.95 and NZ$59.95 with the release date of November 7, 2013.[8] On September 28, 2015, Nintendo of Europe announced a Nintendo Selects range of games for the Nintendo 3DS.[9] The label was then expanded to the Wii U alongside select Wii and Nintendo 3DS titles in Canada, released on March 11, 2016, priced at CA$29.99.[10] On March 10, 2016, a range of Nintendo Selects were announced for release on April 15, 2016 in Europe.[11]

Home console titlesEdit

Wii U Edit

Game Europe North America Australia
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker September 30, 2016 Unreleased Unreleased
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze April 15, 2016 March 11, 2016 Unreleased
Mario Party 10 September 30, 2016 Unreleased Unreleased
NES Remix Pack Unreleased March 11, 2016 Unreleased
New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U April 15, 2016 Unreleased May 8, 2016
Nintendo Land April 15, 2016 August 26, 2016 May 8, 2016
Pikmin 3 September 30, 2016 March 11, 2016 Unreleased
Super Mario 3D World September 30, 2016 March 11, 2016 Unreleased
Lego City Undercover April 15, 2016 August 26, 2016 May 8, 2016
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD April 15, 2016 August 26, 2016 Unreleased
Wii Party U April 15, 2016 Unreleased May 8, 2016
Fast Racing Neo September 30, 2016 Unreleased October 1, 2016
SteamWorld Collection September 30, 2016 Unreleased October 1, 2016

Wii Edit

Game Europe North America Australia South Korea
Animal Crossing: City Folk May 20, 2011 May 15, 2011 Unreleased August 28, 2014
Avatar: The Game September 15, 2011 Unreleased Unreleased Unreleased
Donkey Kong Country Returns October 18, 2013 Script error August 27, 2015 Unreleased
Kirby's Epic Yarn Unreleased Unreleased Unreleased April 23, 2015
Mario Kart Wii October 18, 2013 Unreleased November 7, 2013 August 28, 2014
Mario Party 8 March 22, 2013 Unreleased Unreleased Unreleased
Mario Party 9 November 6, 2014 Unreleased Unreleased Unreleased
Mario Power Tennis[note 1] June 22, 2012 June 10, 2012 Unreleased Unreleased
Mario Strikers Charged May 20, 2011 August 28, 2011 Unreleased August 28, 2014
Mario Super Sluggers Unreleased May 15, 2011 Unreleased Unreleased
My Fitness Coach September 15, 2011 Unreleased Unreleased Unreleased
New Super Mario Bros. Wii June 13, 2014 Unreleased August 27, 2015 Unreleased
Pikmin 2[note 2] Unreleased June 10, 2012 Unreleased Unreleased
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure October 18, 2013 Unreleased Unreleased Unreleased
Punch-Out!! Unreleased August 28, 2011 Unreleased Unreleased
Rayman Raving Rabbids September 15, 2011 Unreleased Unreleased Unreleased
Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 September 15, 2011 Unreleased Unreleased Unreleased
Rayman Raving Rabbids: TV Party September 15, 2011 Unreleased Unreleased Unreleased
Red Steel September 15, 2011 Unreleased Unreleased Unreleased
Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip September 15, 2011 Unreleased Unreleased Unreleased
Sports Party September 15, 2011 Unreleased Unreleased Unreleased
Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition Unreleased Script error Unreleased Unreleased
Super Mario Galaxy September 16, 2011 August 28, 2011 November 7, 2013 April 23, 2015
Super Mario Galaxy 2 June 13, 2014 Script error August 27, 2015 Unreleased
Super Paper Mario June 22, 2012 August 28, 2011 Unreleased Unreleased
Super Smash Bros. Brawl October 18, 2013 Unreleased November 7, 2013 November 6, 2014
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess September 16, 2011 May 15, 2011 November 7, 2013 August 6, 2015
WarioWare: Smooth Moves May 20, 2011 Unreleased Unreleased Unreleased
Wii Party June 13, 2014 Unreleased Unreleased Unreleased
Wii Sports May 20, 2011 May 15, 2011 Unreleased Unreleased
Wii Sports + Wii Sports Resort Unreleased Unreleased November 7, 2013 November 6, 2014
Wii Sports Resort March 22, 2013 Unreleased Unreleased Unreleased

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Minna no Susume Selection (for Japan)Edit

GameCube Edit

PAL-exclusive Player's Choice titles:

Nintendo 64Edit

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Super Nintendo Entertainment SystemEdit

PAL-exclusive Nintendo Classics titles:

Satellaview-exclusive Player's Choice Classic SoundLink games:

Handheld titlesEdit

Nintendo 3DSEdit

Game Europe North America Australia
Animal Crossing: New Leaf Unreleased Script error Unreleased
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Unreleased Script error Unreleased
Frozen: Olaf's Quest[1] Unreleased Script error Unreleased
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Script error Unreleased Unreleased
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Script error Script error Unreleased
LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins Script error Script error Unreleased
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Unreleased Script error Unreleased
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Script error Unreleased Unreleased
Mario Party: Island Tour Script error Script error Script error
Mario Tennis Open Script error Unreleased Script error
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Paper Mario: Sticker Star Script error Unreleased Unreleased
Star Fox 64 3D Script error Unreleased Script error
Style Savvy: Trendsetters Script error Unreleased Unreleased
Tomodachi Life Unreleased Script error Unreleased
Yoshi's New Island Script error Script error Script error

Happy Price Selection (for Japan)Edit

Game Boy AdvanceEdit

Value Selection (for Japan)Edit

Game BoyEdit

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ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit


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