After a substantially large wait Nintendo have finally revealed the pricing and the launch date for its forthcoming Wii console in Europe at today’s press conference.
It was announced that the Wii is to retail for the higher than expected price of £179.99 which will include a copy of the now infamous Wii Sports. The console itself is due to make its debut in Europe December 8th which will prove the perfect time for Nintendo to tap into the frenzied pre Christmas rush.
At the event Nintendo also stated that it expects 15-20 titles to make their debut alongside the machine when it launches this December, the games that were mentioned include the highly awaited Zelda: Twilight Princess, Red Steel and Rayman: Raving Rabbits amongst others which are all set to retail for around £35-£40.
Another topic that was also brought up by Nintendo was the announcement that the Wii Virtual Console will also appear at launch with 15 titles available for download via the Wii Connect 24 service. Demonstrations that were shown in video format included classic titles such as Super Mario World, Donkey Kong and Super Mario 64.