It may have launched on August the 1st in Japan but Europe will finally get the option of going black this holiday season. Nintendo announced this morning that Europe will receive a Black version of the Nintendo Wii console. First to receive the limited edition Black Nintendo Wii bundle will be the UK and Ireland, with many of the leading online retailers now taking pre-orders. The release date for the UK & Ireland is November 6th, and the rest of Europe will see the Wii console bundle on the 20th of November.
Apart from the color difference you may ask why go black? Well, just like the current White bundle the Nintendo Wii Black Edition will come with Wii Sports Resort. However, in addition to the standard Wii Remote and Nunchuck, the Black Nintendo Wii will also come with the Wii Motion Plus controller accessory.
If you remember one of the first images from the initial announcement of the Wii a couple of years ago it showed the Wii in several colors, so now parents can look forward to not only having the headache of finding a Wii in stock for Christmas, they also need to make sure they buy the correct color.
In related news, Nintendo announced today that a black version of the Classic Controller Pro will also be made available (for the USA) around the 16th November. While two days ago Nintendo also announced via a press release that they’d be launching a Black controller for the Wii; Press Release below.
“Nintendo’s iconic Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ controllers are getting a new look, just in time for the holidays. Ever since the Wii™ system launched in November 2006, the controllers have been available only in white. On Nov. 16, Nintendo introduces new black versions.
The new Black Wii Remote controller will be available packaged with a Black Wii MotionPlus™ accessory, which brings enhanced precision to games. The package will be available at a suggested retail price of $49.99. The black Nunchuk controller will be available separately at a suggested retail price of $19.99.
“The Wii Remote revolutionized not only how people play games, but also who plays them,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “The new color lets people customize their setup, and the controllers make great stocking stuffers for players of any age.”