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Old 09-14-2006, 04:58 PM  
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Nintendo Wii for $250 USD on November 19th!

Are you going to try to get one?

I definitely want one. I haven't owned a console since Sega Genesis.

http://www.neowin.net/index.php?act=view&id=35082

Pardon my short news story here folks, but my current health situation prevents me from doing this story the justice it deserves. Needless to say, it's big news.

This is according to Voodoo Extreme by way of a Seattle news source from the NY Times that was apparently "leaked" a bit early. The said NY Times article has since been removed for now, more than likely because Nintendo wants to keep a wraps on it until after a Japanese press event taking place literally right now announcing said story:

In a move that may allow Nintendo of Japan to take advantage of stumbles by its main rival, the company plans to announce today that it will release its new Wii video-game console in North and South America on Nov. 19, just as the holiday shopping season begins, and that the machine will cost $250 in the United States.

Nintendo executives said this week that the company also would announce today that more than 25 new games would be available for its video-game machine this year, a substantial portfolio from several genres that is intended to help the company broaden the appeal of its console. The company plans to ship 4 million of the Wii consoles worldwide this year.

Nintendo intends to announce today that every Wii will come with a game compilation called Wii Sports -- including tennis, golf, baseball and bowling -- meant to show off the machine's intuitive controls.

So, according to various sources including VE3D the Nintendo Wii will see the following:

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Wii launching December 2nd in Japan at a cost of 25,000 Yen or about $212 USD
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In the box you get the Wii console, console stand, sensor bar for the Wii remote, sensor bar stand, two AA batteries (rechargable?), Nunchuck controller attachment, Wii remote and hand strap (so you don't launch it half way across the room while throwing your hands around like a big girl when playing Wii Tennis), an AC adaptor, an Audio-Video cable, and some lovely promotional leaflets, along with the manual of course.
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30 Virtual Console Games will be available at launch, costing between $5 and $10.
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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will launch alongside the console in Japan, along with 15 other titles.
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Reports from the Japanese conference indicate that Wii Sports will not be a bundled title over there. (yikes)

I will update this story when new information comes out, if I can.

News source: VE3D
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Old 09-14-2006, 05:15 PM   #2
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I took a wii in the bushes the other day on the way home from the bar.
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Old 09-14-2006, 05:30 PM   #3
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Awesume. This looks like its going to be quite a hit with families. Sony and Microsoft have just gotten way out of hand with the pricing of their systems.
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Old 09-14-2006, 05:46 PM   #4
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I took a wii in the bushes the other day on the way home from the bar.
OMG!! That's hilarious!! .....
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Old 09-14-2006, 05:53 PM   #5
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I took a wii in the bushes the other day on the way home from the bar.
Be careful dude!
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And yes I definately am interested in getting my Wii on
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Old 09-14-2006, 05:56 PM   #6
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Be careful dude!
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And yes I definately am interested in getting my Wii on
Luckily, I had $20 in my pocket at the time.
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Old 09-14-2006, 08:59 PM   #7
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its more then i thought i would have to pay and later then i thought i would wait but ill still get one.
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Old 09-14-2006, 09:00 PM   #8
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I want one so I can play the new Zelda game. I'm also looking forward to the Virtual Console. $250 is higher than I expected. I can live without Wii Sports. I'm also disappointed Mario and Metroid Prime aren't coming out until next year. Zelda is the game to get.
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Old 09-14-2006, 10:40 PM   #9
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I am disappointed a little. $250 for console and one remote with nunchuk and the ugly looking Wii sports. Then if you actually want to play sports with friends you have to spend another $60 to get another remote $39 and nunchuk $19. Now the console is $310 and you still don't have a game title to play.

Very slowly catching up to the Xbox 360 Premium there.
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Old 09-16-2006, 01:18 AM   #10
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Since my son really wants to use his money on the Wii, does anyone know the best place to setup a preorder?
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Old 09-16-2006, 01:47 AM   #11
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Since my son really wants to use his money on the Wii, does anyone know the best place to setup a preorder?
A videogame store would be my best bet.
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Old 09-16-2006, 01:51 AM   #12
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A videogame store would be my best bet.
Gee thanks. I would have never thought of that.

Kind of looking for people with firsthand experience with preorders on video game systems.

I have heard preorder horror stories and success stories. I want to know the best place to go to.
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Old 09-16-2006, 08:37 AM   #13
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I'd just order it from Wal-Mart if they're doing it. We don't have very many of those EBgames or places like it around here though.
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Old 09-17-2006, 02:32 AM   #14
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The news of the console, peripheral prices and the lackluster reviews of the launch software has soured me on buying the Wii at launch.

They'll destroy in Japan, and will do very well in the US and Europe, but I would've rather seen a $200 flat price for just the console, or the current package (Wii Sports pack-in) with an extra Wiimote thrown in.

Of everyone I know, I'm the earliest adopter, and for me and a friend to get down on just Wii Sports, I'm going to have to shell out another $40 at minimum for another Wiimote, or about $60 total for the Wiimote and a nunchuck attachment.

As it is now, Zelda isn't enough. I will definitely jump once Mario Galaxy drops, with Nintendo likely creating a new bundle.
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Old 09-19-2006, 12:42 AM   #15
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The news of the console, peripheral prices and the lackluster reviews of the launch software has soured me on buying the Wii at launch.

They'll destroy in Japan, and will do very well in the US and Europe, but I would've rather seen a $200 flat price for just the console, or the current package (Wii Sports pack-in) with an extra Wiimote thrown in.

Of everyone I know, I'm the earliest adopter, and for me and a friend to get down on just Wii Sports, I'm going to have to shell out another $40 at minimum for another Wiimote, or about $60 total for the Wiimote and a nunchuck attachment.

As it is now, Zelda isn't enough. I will definitely jump once Mario Galaxy drops, with Nintendo likely creating a new bundle.

I was dissappointed with the launch details myself. Promote it as a family oriented machine, indicate that the two I's in Wii stand for multiplayer, and then include one controller. Plus, every single console has launched for 25,000yen and $199.
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