There really hasn't been much news
coming from Nintendo on the Wii front. The console got a price
drop to $199.99 in September of last year, and has been cruising
along ever since.
Today, however, Nintendo has announced
a new bundle for the North American market. The Wii will now pack not
only the Wii itself, a remote, nunchuk, and Wii Sports, but it will
also come bundled with a copy of Wii Sports Resort and a MotionPlus
adapter. Despite the addition of Wii Sports Resort and MotionPlus,
the price still remains unchanged at $199.99.
Another welcome addition -- at least
for those who are tired of their white Wii sticking out like a sore
thumb in their home theater stack -- is the availability of a black
Wii bundle. While black Wiis have
been available in other countries for months now, this is the
first time that's been made officially available here in North
"Nintendo leads the way in
delivering rich motion-control gaming experiences at an accessible
price point," said 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."
The new Wii bundle will be made
available on May 9.