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Wii May Have Launch Date & Games Price

Posted by Thomas Bowskill

Information is slipping out around the web about the launch window for the Nintendo Wii.

Cubed3 managed to talk to an unnamed inside source, who revealed that Nintendo does indeed have a planned launch date.

"At the moment Nintendo are aiming to launch the Wii on November 6th... Nintendo aren't going to have an exact date in mind until they are sure they can meet the deadlines... they are very keen to be ready in time".

The full article has some more speculation about the Japanese and UK launch, with no actual dates given.

This date doesn't come as much of a surprise, but it is very close to the PS3 launch, lets hope Nintendo keeps to their promise and releases the Wii before the PS-Wii-3. We expect to see the console, like its competitors, have a simultaneous worldwide launch. So if we are going on a November the 6th US date it has to reach us before December.

Details have also emerged about the price of some games, according to further news from Cubed3 Atari have gone about with the pricing of the Sega games that they will be publishing for the Wii. The two games with prices are Sonic Wild Fire and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz, their pricing is as follows:

  1. Sonic Wild Fire (Nintendo Wii) - €59.99/~£41.50
  2. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz (Nintendo Wii) - €59.99/£41.50

It looks like Wii games, 3rd party ones at least, will have a very similar pricing point to GameCube software. Nintendo are undercutting the competition every step of the way!

Please remember that, currently, all of this is yet to be official and may well change in the immediate future.

[via cubed3.com, cubed3.com]

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User Comments (8)

DarkHadou

#4

DarkHadou said:

those prices are to high as it means we will be hit with £44.99 dont believe that for a second

Nanaki

#5

Nanaki said:

It probably means we will get hit with prices of £39.99. These were done from European prices and not American,,, so the prices generally get rounded down rather than increased.

I for one think RRP of 39.99 is very reasonable.

Masterless

#6

Masterless said:

With that gamestation (or whoever) release list circulating with october release dates for some titles I thought it would have been a bit earlier, but that could be a fake.

£40 is the normal RRP I though for new games with most consoles. I think thats alright. Shops like play.com will reduce the price slightly so i suppose I'm okay with it but had hoped for cheaper games.

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