Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Nintendo Announces US Release for Black Wii

The black Nintendo Wii console, already available in the Asia and Europe, has been announced for official US release. The new console will include the Wii Sports game (included in the originally released white counterpart), along with last year's sequel, Wii Sports Resort. Also included are the Wii Remote (or as some affectionately refer to it, "Wiimote") and Nunchuck, as well as  Wii Motion Plus attachment, which improves the controller's accuracy. The new bundle will maintain the $199.99 price, and the new "goodies" included therein will extend to the white consoles as well.

According to Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime: “By including even more of our top-quality hardware and software in the basic Wii system package, we’re extending that commitment to entertainment and value. Now more than ever, consumers can count on Nintendo to deliver inclusive fun and advanced motion controls at a mass-market price.”

Or in other words "parents will keep buying the Wii instead of PS3 and 360 because it's cheaper and comes with more stuff". Looks like Nintendo's aiming to maintain that spot as #1 selling next gen console. I'd also like to note that the black console will unfortunately not have HD capabilities, as some had hoped...

The new console goes on sale this Sunday, May 9 (pick one up for mom, or you don't really love her).

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