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Wii Remote and Nunchuk Back in Black Next Month!

Posted by James Newton

They said it would never happen... well, sort of

We're all used to our white Remotes and Nunchuks nestling comfortably in our soft gamer's hands, pale plastic glinting in the sunlight, but those days are soon to be over - come November 16th you'll have the choice of a second colour, as Nintendo have announced black Remotes, MotionPlus attachments and Nunchuks are heading Stateside.

A black Remote and MotionPlus will set you back $49.99, and the stylish Nunchuk will cost a penny under $20. Sadly there's no news on when the black console will be available outside of Japan, but we're confident Nintendo will respond to the overwhelming weight of Internet pestering with some solid information soon.

Here's what good old Cammie Dunnaway had to say:

The Wii Remote revolutionized not only how people play games, but also who plays them. The new color lets people customize their setup, and the controllers make great stocking stuffers for players of any age.

Yeah, and they come in handy for controlling games, too! Bide your time until November 16th when the black controllers will be nestling amongst the regular accessories at your local retailer.

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User Comments (29)

Gigantorama

#2

Gigantorama said:

FINALLY. Sexy black Wii gear from Nintendo and not one of those boot third parties.

Why does black on electronics just make everything seem sexier? Someone explain to me.

Reala

#3

Reala said:

Black accessories but no black console? seems an odd choice to me, still they do look good all the same.

dizzy_boy

#4

dizzy_boy said:

and you guys in the U.S moan about getting stiffed over the goodies.
when are we getting these in europe is all i wanna know.

BulbasaurusRex

#5

BulbasaurusRex said:

I don't want ugly black. The white ones we already have look much better. Where are the rainbow colors, Nintendo?

Starwolf_UK

#6

Starwolf_UK said:

At first I thought rip-off the black remote is $10 more but then I read the text that says it comes with a motionplus which makes it $10 less.

Croz

#7

Croz said:

I also have jap ones ordered from play-asia only took a week in the post.

Objection

#9

Objection said:

That black is looking nice and shiny. Too bad I just bought my 2nd controller/nunchuck set.

vakama94

#12

vakama94 said:

yahoooo, this will be out five days after my birthday!, what a great present along with a black DSi :)

Chunky_Droid

#14

Chunky_Droid said:

As much as I like black, this shouts "FINGERPRINTS" to me. Plus it'd look weird with all my other white Wii stuff, which is EVERYTHING I OWN FOR THE CONSOLE :P

Machu

#16

Machu said:

Black mote and chuk do indeed look sexy, but useless without a black Wii to go with them. Come on Nintendo, gimme the black Wii, and I shall buy it.

DarkEdi

#17

DarkEdi said:

I think is a good idea all black wiimotes includes the motion plus. And then begin to do that with the white ones.

Ren

#19

Ren said:

sweet!
Don't see why they can't just offer the other color options like the N64 controllers. Yellow, Green, Blue, Red. DId they have all those? I know there was at least yellow and green, I've seen those. It's a cash cow, theres no reason they shouldn't milk it.

Token_Girl

#20

Token_Girl said:

Good for them for including motion plus with the Wiimote for a discounted price. I am sort of anal about having all of my accessories match though, so won't be buying these.

bonii

#21

bonii said:

I might get it. It comes built in with motion plus even though I still have motion plus. I also need a second remote.

RyuZebian

#23

RyuZebian said:

If you want a black Wii, why not buy a shell? Installing it looks simple enough... Oh well, I'm still happy with my white Wii and white controllers. White haven't been that common among consoles, so I think a white Wii is cooler. Although it would stick out among the other consoles, it certainly wouldn't among the millions of Wii's in our world! :)

Lotice-Paladin

#24

Lotice-Paladin said:

The choice of black reminds me of chess for some reason. Would be funny if somebody both bought the black and white variations of the accessories and played chess with them.

On topic it looks nice enough (even if it means being mismatched with the millions of white Wiis out there) but I'm wondering when Red is available? 2012 perhaps? :)

@Ren: they also had the Pikachu variations of N64's (from what I remember) in Blue and yellow along with the Game Boys...pretty sweet if you own/owned both since they must be collecters items by now.

NotEnoughGolds

#25

NotEnoughGolds said:

@Ren: Confirm Blue and Red. I have a red one, and one of my friends has a blue one.
There were also black, gold, and the special edition colors that game with a special colored N64:
Fire Orange, Grape (or Atomic) Purple, Ice Blue, Jungle Green, Smoke Grey and Watermelon Red, and there was also the Pokemon console+controller.

geof777

#27

geof777 said:

black controllers are cool, but doesn't match the white color of wii console. it will be awesome if both console and controllers have similar color!

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