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Sep 15, 2006
News From Nintendo About the Wii!
Nintendo has announed that the Nintendo Wii will be selling for $249.99 in North America, though the actually Canadian price has not been posted yet, and will be available in stores on November 19, 2006.
There will 4 Million units available worldwide, so you won't have to hunt hard to find one, and the Nintendo Wii will be shipped in a bundle featuring one Wii Console, Wii Sports, Wiimote (x1), Wiimote Handstrap, Nunchuck controller, AC adaptor, A/V Cable, Wii Console Stand, Support Plate,Sensor Bar, Sensor Bar Stand, and AA Batteries (x2).
The consoles will be region free, so you can play it anywhere with an nintendo wii game in the world, but the console will not support DVD playback.
Online play will be free, but you will have to spend Nintendo points to download the opera program to surf the web on your Wii.
You can buy prepaid points cards at stores for $20 for 2000 points and then spend them on virtual download games for the following:
NES games will cost 500 Wii Points, SNES games will cost 800 Wii points, and N64 games will cost 1000 Wii Points.
The launch titles will be as follows:
FIRST-PARTY US WII TITLES
(confirm launch titles in bold)
Battalion Wars II
Big Brain Academy (temporary name)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Mario Strikers Charged
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Super Mario Galaxy (temporary name)
WarioWare: Smooth Moves
Wii Sports (bundled with the Wii console)
THIRD-PARTY US WII TITLES DUE BY MARCH 2007
(confirmed launch titles in bold)
Call of Duty 3
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
Rapala Tournament Fishing
Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam
World Series of Poker
Dragon Ball Z Budokai: Tenkaichi 2
Trauma Center: Second Opinion
Buena Vista Games
Chicken Little: Ace in Action
Disney's Meet the Robinsons
Madden NFL 07
Need for Speed: Carbon
Tiger Woods PGA Tour
The Ant Bully
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
Rampage: Total Destruction
[Missing and presumed canceled--Blitz: The League]
Sonic and the Secret Rings
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
Metal Slug Anthology
Avatar: The Last Airbender
SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII
Far Cry: Vengeance
GT Pro Series
Monster 4x4: World Circuit
Prince of Persia (working title)
Rayman Raving Rabbids
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
Information Via Destructoid.com (Thanks Robert!)