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European Wii Launch Details

Posted by Ryan Steddy

Europe gets the Wii a little later and more expensive than everywhere else.

Here is what we in Europe have been waiting for. The Wii will launch on the 8th December 2006 at an estimated retail price of £179 (249 Euros), bundled with Wii Sports.

At launch there will be "around" 20 software titles so check the Launch Game News Article for those.

There will also be about 15 Virtual Console titles in the launch period, after that the expectation is to release 5-10 games a month.

One more thing, the console is only available in White for now. Not too sure what happened to the sleek black version :(

Compared to the £133 and £133 in US and Japan we get are paying quite a lot more, but we expected that anyway and will all be buying the system still.

So hold on, your Wii is not that long away! Oh and make sure that you get down to your local store and pre-order your machine!

[via nintendo.co.uk]

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User Comments (5)

Nanaki

#1

Nanaki said:

I am glad that its out this year, I was getting worried about a delay. I am not too pleased at the price though, Nintendo are really being cheeky charging us so much more than everyone else!

Masterless

#3

Masterless said:

I was initially annoyed by the price. Now I just think that I am getting my Wii this year with a game included. As long as I can get my hands on one on launch day I will be happy.

Nanaki

#4

Nanaki said:

Yeah, this weekend is where I go around to work and GAME and get my preorders done ^^' I cannot afford to wait for this console.

Looking back now, I can see that £180 is still a decent price for what we are getting. Wii Sports was always a title that I was going to get, so no skin off my back there.

I am just a little let down that its only in white and the controllers take AA batteries. Otherwise, roll on the Wii

James2t3

#5

James2t3 said:

Yeah the price seemed a little steep but i must admit the little extra like viewing photos, news, the opera browser, Mii people ceator and the wii sports bundle seem like a nice package.
I know my mum will definitly be pleased with the photo viewer, it totally trounces the card reader i have that connect to the TV, although i do hope it will be able to read off USB memory sticks or have the option to attach a card reader to the USB ports aswell, would be quite anoying having to transfer photos to a SDcard all the time.

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