Nintendo Selects (formerly Player's Choice) is a collection of video games released on Nintendo consoles that have sold well and have been re-released at a cheaper price than they were at full retail.
In the United States and Europe, Nintendo introduced the label in 1996 as Player's Choice for both the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and the Game Boy to distinguish titles that have sold over one million copies.
The Player's Choice line was introduced for Nintendo GameCube titles in January 2003. The first titles were Super Smash Bros. Melee, Pikmin, and Luigi's Mansion, and they each retailed for the price at $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.
In April 2006, the Player's Choice was applied to Game Boy Advance games and, in the United States, sell for $19.99.
The Player's Choice label was then rebranded Nintendo Selects on May 15, 2011. The first Wii games added were The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Animal Crossing: City Folk, Mario Super Sluggers and Wii Sports.
The first 3DS titles were added to the label in October 2015 in Europe though North America wouldn't get new ones until June 2016. The first Wii U titles were added around a similar time in March 2016 for North America and April 2016 in Europe. The line was introduced in Japan in 2017 as the Happy Price Selection.
List of games
Note that these are dates are when they got changed to the Nintendo Selects line rather than the original release of the game.
|Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker||Nintendo||–||2016September 30,|
|Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze||Nintendo||2016March 11,||2016April 15,|
|Lego City: Undercover||Nintendo||2016August 26,||2016April 15,|
|Mario Party 10||–||2016September 30,|
|NES Remix Pack||Nintendo||2016March 11,||–|
|New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U||Nintendo||–||2016April 15,|
|Nintendo Land||Nintendo||2016August 26,||2016April 15,|
|Pikmin 3||Nintendo||2016March 11,||2016September 30,|
|Super Mario 3D World||Nintendo||2016March 11,||2016September 30,|
|The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD||Nintendo||2016August 26,||2016April 15,|
|Wii Party U||Nintendo||–||2016April 15,|
|FAST Racing NEO||Shin'en Multimedia||–||2016September 30,|
|SteamWorld Collection||Image & Form||–||2016September 30,|
|Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed||Sega||August 20, 2017||–|
Europe-exclusive Player's Choice titles:
- Madden 2003
- Madden 2004
- Madden 2005
- Mario Party 4
- Mario Party 5
- Mario Party 6
- Mario Party 7
- Mario Power Tennis
- Mario Superstar Baseball
- Mortal Kombat: Deception
- Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
- Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
Due to the use of a more expensive cartridge-based format, all N64 Player's Choice titles retailed for $39.95 each in North America, roughly double the price of comparable Greatest Hits releases for the original Sony PlayStation at $19.99 each.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Game Boy Advance
|Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga||Nintendo||2006April 2,||–|
|Super Mario Advance||Nintendo||2006April 2,||–|
|Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3||Nintendo||2006April 2,||–|
|Mario Kart: Super Circuit||Nintendo||2006September 25,||–|
|Pokémon FireRed Version||Nintendo||2006September 25,||–|
|Pokémon LeafGreen Version||Nintendo||2006September 25,||–|
|Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2||Nintendo||2006September 25,||–|
|The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords||Nintendo||2006September 25,||–|