Black Wii bundle announced for Europe

First non-white Wii available in the UK and Ireland on November 6, mainland Europe on November 20.

All the way back at Nintendo's 2005 E3 press conference, the company showed a black Wii as part of its hardware lineup. The black model resurfaced in June alongside a matching black Wii Remote and black Classic Controller Pro, all of which are available to buy, but only in Japan. Today, Nintendo has announced that the black Wii bundle will finally go on sale in the UK and Ireland on November 6 and mainland Europe on November 20, in limited-edition numbers.

The new black Wii. Now with more fingerprints.

The bundle will contain a black Wii console, matching Wii Remote, Wii MotionPlus and Wii Nunchuk, as well as a copy of Wii Sports Resort and the original Wii Sports. The black Wii Remote, Wii MotionPlus and Nunchuk will be available to purchase separately from November 20, as well as a black Classic Controller Pro. Those same controllers were also announced for the US market, though without the matching console.

The black console comes on the back of US price cuts announced for the Wii in September. The UK did not receive a price cut, but Nintendo did start bundling Wii Sports Resort and MotionPlus at the console's existing £179.99 price point. GameSpot has contacted Nintendo for pricing on the new Black Wii bundle but has not received a response at the time of going to press.

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MrOktober
MrOktober

This excitement of color has been lost on me since the "Donkey Kong" green N64. How about concentrating on any kind of substantial software? Just one or two?

thetravman
thetravman

Looks sexy. What'll be more sexy is that the backlight would be red instead of blue. Man...I would like one but it took it's sweet time.

I_Mikeh
I_Mikeh

It's about time we got a different coloured Wii. We was promised white, black, green, red etc... when it come out. Different coloures should be available at console release, including slim line versions I'm sick of Play Stations coming out then a year or so later a slim line version, that some sucker will buy because it's the new one. Then when someone is buing a console they have a choice of coloures and sizes to chose from and dont have to wait for them to get released.

gary_safc
gary_safc

the wii is my favourite games console. i have had ps3 and xbox. but nothing compares to games and gameplay. i can understand the graphics not being as good thats the only fault with the wii . and yes i can get call of duty 5 and 4 soon for wii same game just with better gameplay controls and less pretty graphics

wiidsduelpack
wiidsduelpack

@ Fauljosh and every other gamer, Games could be transfered to another Wii with SD cards. SD cards are now $20 for 4 gigabytes. ------------------------- Probably the only way I can think GS can sell black Wii is if you could trade your white console for a black Wii for the price of $50 or higher. This is what the store did with the dsi. Anyone have any ideas?

fauljosh
fauljosh

Damn it. I want a black Wii. I'm stuck with my white one for life since there's no way to transfer downloaded games.

jayd02
jayd02

are you serious Tomrock101????? if anything Ps3 has been the wanna be since it came out get over yourself ps3 fanboy

Tomrock101
Tomrock101

Ps3 wannabe..They are releasing that because they never sell any.

davidamos
davidamos

it's about time, shame i've already got my white one. i'm not changing it though, they should've released this way earlier.

wahyudil
wahyudil

darn!!!!.... this is the best wii pack ever .... if they released this last year

animemed
animemed

gary_safc why dude, call of duty thats all you need. If you got kids and your getting it for them i kind of understand.

gary_safc
gary_safc

just pre order mine for 164.99 on play.com

spOOoOOn
spOOoOOn

Wii being black doesn't make it ps3 wannabe any more than it made it an xbox360 wannabe when they decided for white..

trollkind
trollkind

Meh, just looks like a wannabe Playstation now. Before, they at least had their own fitting design philosophy, now it's like a cheap sports car in ferrari red.

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

much nicer than the white one.... but unless I could do a straight swap, I'm not vain enough to actually pay for a different coloured one. That would be so lame if someone did that(!)

flyingteddy
flyingteddy

looks better to me. though i wouldn't pay more just for a different colour.

DanteDelacoix
DanteDelacoix

I've held off buying a wii for some time now. I can think of a fair few games that i would want for the system, regardless of if they are poor or not. The new black colour would go well with my current system set up so it all matters about price now though (I reckon it could still well be £179.99 though)

chrispicard
chrispicard

are you telling me there are people here willing to spend their money buying a console they already own?... just because they changed the colour?!... well i guess there aren't any good games for it, so you might as well waste your money and just buy another one...

JustWiicredible
JustWiicredible

is there anyone who doesn't have one of these collecting dust in a draw? I only use it for light gun games like HOTD: Overkill as you can't physically get that genre on any other console, yet.

wiidsduelpack
wiidsduelpack

This will break GS monopoly on Wii Sports Resort if they sold a Wii with Sports Resort and the motion plus controller. I don't see the States getting this deal for a long time.

probabilityzer0
probabilityzer0

i shall name it the obama wii! but all i want is the classic controler pro c'mon nintendo is that too much to ask for?

aChaChaCha
aChaChaCha

Erm yay? practically everyone has a wii by now anywhoo

Evil_Robo
Evil_Robo

@animemed. Be quiet you silly fool. The new colour is just that a new colour, and your right they can't make it better, its already the best selling console. There no point in arguing with a twit who can't even make a decent argument, 2D graphics? lol, daddy natal? lol Your Mum must be single because you just assume everythings a daddy. A shame that Gamepsot let so many children on their site. One of the reasons the forums and comment sections are so bad is due to the petty anti-PS3/Wii/360 rubbish that goes on. If you don't like something, and like something else, STFU and go play it. Why wory about something you don't own? If bitter jelousy is your reaction to a rival console that it's probably time to put the pad down and get life. Games are meant to be fun after all.

xcollector
xcollector

They should have made the stand black too

xblane
xblane

@animemed lawl. Your intellect amazes me.

animemed
animemed

Just because you make it black doesnt make it better hahaha, the funny thing is it took them so long to release it in black must have taken a lot of hard work to find out what the colour black looks like. R.I.P Wii your 2D graphics wont be missed, daddy NATAL is here

JERMINITIS
JERMINITIS

In this situation, my white Wii is better than the black Wii. Mainly, because I already own a white one. And, if Nintendo would have started with a black Wii, and now released a white Wii, i'd stick with the black Wii.

taylormadederek
taylormadederek

Oh...who would have thought. It played crap games in white and now in black too.

LittleDuck
LittleDuck

Be fair, the black wii looks shmecksy as. I am a little tempted to trade whitey for it.

maccoo
maccoo

Technology always look better in black.

Bigcol1611
Bigcol1611

Does it play games differently?? NO!! Looks like i will be investing in the 'cheaper' white one then!

jayd02
jayd02

why can't Nintendo just give every country the same thing? I mean every country has its own little thing over each other why can't we all just be equal.......I WANT MY BLACK WII DANG IT

Rikuide_Furame
Rikuide_Furame

Was planning on getting a Wii in the next few months, and it'll have to be th new black one - fingerprints be damned.

BoMbFuNkMc
BoMbFuNkMc

looks darth-vader like with the blue light there lol

FX102
FX102

Might just buy one as my White Wii just contrasts too much with the PS3 and 360 Elite. Plus who doesn't like black electrical goods?

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

wow that looks a lot better. i prefure my consoles being black. it is the same with the 360 looks a lot better in the elite black

tyzwain
tyzwain

About time, Europe always loses out in the games industry. Even european companies release the game in the US first!

mikal91
mikal91

woooo europe 1st rather than the US this time

Rainbow_Lion
Rainbow_Lion

It's about time! Who in their right mind wants to put a white wii under a black TV?

lordtufty
lordtufty

will this boost my online skills, on ssb Brawl?

TLM16
TLM16

That has to be one of the sexiest things I've ever seen.

sgfreak37
sgfreak37

You know I don't understand the whole high gloss BS. The PSP came out like that, the PS3 started out like that, and the Wii. But the white one I guess wasn't to bad. I still say I would buy one if they came State side..

UnknownForm
UnknownForm

I guess black is the new fashion trend colour of gaming consoles;).