Nintendo Wii re-vamp coming 4th November
Nintendo is releasing a revamped Nintendo Wii console on November the 4th, just in time for the Christmas market. No, this isn’t the Wii U, it’s a bargain pried version of the current console with extra goodies packe din for good measure.
We are all waiting for Nintendo to drop its next-generation console, the Wii U. Sadly, we will have to wait until next year before we can see how it performs and just what the crazy new Wii U controller-cum-handheld console is like. In the meantime, Nintendo is squeezing the last few drops of juice from the Wii by re-releasing it in a new form factor.
The new Wii has dropped the sloping, vertical shape and now looks like a normal (and slightly dull, if we are honest) horizontal set-top-box. It may not have the iconic Wii look, but on the plus side it wont fall over as much and you can balance other things on top of it.
Shape aside, this is a standard Nintendo Wii with the exception that the console no longer supports GameCube games or accessories. That said, if you require GameCube compatibility, you probably already own at least one first-gen Wii anyway.
The new Wii will be sold as part of a Wii Family Edition that will bundle the console with Wii Sports, Wii Party, a Wii Plus controller and a Nunchuck.
Two more bundles will follow – Wii Fit Plus, which will include a black console with Wii Fit Plus and a black Balance Board and an as yet untitled Olympics bundle that will have a blue console and a copy of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games.