After months of fictitious rumor and speculation, today the final release dates and pricing of the upcoming Nintendo Wii have been dramatically unveiled for both the American and Japanese territories.
The console is set to debut in the America’s initially with a November 19th release date stated by Nintendo and will retail for the very reasonable price of $250. The Wii is also set to include a copy of Wii Sports bundled in the package which also includes one Wii controller, nunchuck extension and the Wii sensor bar.
The Japanese are set to receive the console two weeks later than the Americans; though to soften the blow the console will retail for the slightly cheaper price of 25,000 Yen but won’t include a copy of Wii Sports. Japan will also see the inclusion of 16 titles available at the systems launch with pricing which will range from 4800 Yen – 6800 Yen.
At today’s press conference Virtual Console titles also received a look in with around 30 titles mentioned to be available for download at the Wii launch, these titles include classics such as the Mario, Zelda and Donkey Kong franchises. Pricing for the retro titles was also announced with Nes titles priced at 500 Yen, Snes titles 800 Yen and N64 titles 1000 yen.