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Once you go black...

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 America.

"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.

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By vapore0n on 5/3/2010 8:12:04 AM , Rating: 5
Now they release the black Wii, after everyone and their mother had to buy a white one that doesnt match with anything.

RE: bastards
By Targon on 5/3/10, Rating: -1
RE: bastards
By kd9280 on 5/3/2010 8:56:59 AM , Rating: 2
I'm in the same boat, although I only bought a Wii a month ago

RE: bastards
By kmmatney on 5/3/2010 12:31:39 PM , Rating: 2
I bought one two weeks ago, damn! I bought it at Gamestop, but missed the free Sports Resort combo deal by one day as well. Doh. I have mine soft-modded and setup with MAME, and emulators for NES, SNES, N64, and Gameboy. Great system.

RE: bastards
By theoneb4neo on 5/4/2010 8:11:17 PM , Rating: 2
I wonder if this new one can be soft modded? and if it will play burned dvd's?If anyone tries please let me know....thanks!

RE: bastards
By KentState on 5/3/2010 10:12:21 AM , Rating: 2
Silly as it may be, I've been waiting until they offer a black one to pick up a Wii. I really like that they include more accessories with it as well.

RE: bastards
By Anoxanmore on 5/3/2010 10:22:44 AM , Rating: 2
I love the motion plus... it is great and makes a lot of the games more challenging. ;)

RE: bastards
By kd9280 on 5/3/2010 11:01:26 AM , Rating: 2
I bought the Wii during a promotion at Gamestop that gave a free version of Sports Resort and the Motion Plus. Only thing I missed out on is the sleek black console... but that's okay. It kind of frames my black XBox.

RE: bastards
By CZroe on 5/3/2010 2:34:16 PM , Rating: 2
When it came out, "Apple computer white" was the big thing. You had to make it white *to* match! Remember, the XBOX 360 arrived a year eralier and was only available in white for an years. Adding a black facplate only served to make it mis-match the rest of itself!

RE: bastards
By superdoz77 on 5/3/2010 4:31:29 PM , Rating: 2
Finally one to match everything else ... wait ... at least the blue light looks good with the black.

I could care less about color
By PAPutzback on 5/3/2010 10:12:09 AM , Rating: 2
Put the code in so it can play DVDs and handle NetFlix without a disc.

RE: I could care less about color
By kd9280 on 5/3/2010 11:02:17 AM , Rating: 5
The code is easy - it's up, down, up, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, Start.

RE: I could care less about color
By CZroe on 5/3/2010 2:36:50 PM , Rating: 2

When watching classing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, it's B, A, B, A, Up, Down, B, A, Left, Right, B, A, [Select], [Start] ([Select] is optional; use with a second viewer).

By HomerTNachoCheese on 5/4/2010 4:17:50 PM , Rating: 2
I thought it was up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, Start...

How it should of been
By Chaosforce on 5/3/2010 11:01:15 AM , Rating: 2
this is what it should be. Part of the issue right now is trying to make the motion + standard(which makes games alot more fun ). Iv had a wii for awhile since its the only console to offer anything different(i dont really need a 360 or ps3 if i have a PC) and its a welcome change to see more things will use wii motion +.

And just cause i have to.... MONSTER HUNTER WOOOOOOOOOOO

RE: How it should of been
By CZroe on 5/3/2010 2:39:36 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, that's how it should HAVE been ("of?" Really?), and Nintendo stated that they were considering this back when they first announced the Wii Motion plus. They also said that they were considering making a "Wii Remote+" and phasing out the old Wii Remote but that might have confused consumers.

Just in time for...
By jnolen on 5/3/2010 11:57:49 AM , Rating: 3
A black Wii just in time for me to get married. Sounds like I need to add something to the wedding registry right quick...

By Lazarus Dark on 5/3/2010 9:52:09 PM , Rating: 2
I think I bought one new Wii game in 2009. Which is just pathetic. They better come out with a couple good games by Christmas, or I may just sell mine and upgrade my graphics card and get a nvidia 3d kit

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