Nintendo recently released FlingSmash for Nintendo Wii. The game comes bundled with a Wii Remote Plus, and is priced at a generous $49.99. So let’s break this down. A Wii Remote Plus alone costs $39.99 – which would make the game itself cost about $10. Does this sound familiar? It should, because this was also the case for a game called Wii Play. The Wii Play bundle came with a regular Wii remote controller (before MotionPlus was even thought of) and the game. At the time, a regular Wii remote cost $39.99, and this would technically make Wii Play cost $10. With such a seemingly good deal (if you think Wii Play was even worth the $10) in place, Wii Play wound up being one of the best selling Wii games of all time.
Will this happen again with FlingSmash? The holidays are coming, and people are going to need extra controllers for their brand new and gift wrapped Wii’s. My money is on the majority going with the FlingSmash bundle.
Working on the DualShockers staff as both an editor and community manager since late 2009, François is absolutely no stranger to the videogame industry. He is a graduate from the City College of New York, and has his Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising. His next step is to obtain his Master's degree at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Before starting his career, François has been gaming since the age of 2 with Super Mario World, and he has never looked back since. Gaming may be his profession, but it has always been his passion.