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Australia, Count Your Blessings - You Get Wii Remote Plus Soon

Posted by James Newton

And an appropriate game, you lucky so-and-sos

Hey Australians – fed up of getting the short end of the stick when it comes to prices, availability, release dates? We know. Now you can rejoice as Down Under is set to receive Wii Remote Plus before Japan and Europe, with no North American release currently confirmed.

From 28th October the standard Wii bundle will include Wii Remote Plus and Wii Sports Resort, bringing it into line with the packages available elsewhere in the world. At AU $299.95 it's the same price as the current Wii bundle, making it pleasing value for money as well as full of cool new stuff.

If you already have a Wii and just want Remote Plus, it'll be available on the same day in pink, blue, black or white, retailing at around AU $69.95.

A week later sees the Classic Controller Pro finally launch solus Down Under, with black or white versions available for a measly AU $34.95. The Classic Controller Pro was previously only available with Monster Hunter 3 (~Tri).

Read on and rejoice, our antipodean cousins!

Nintendo announces that from 28 October 2010, Wii(TM), available in black or white, will come packaged with Wii Sports(TM) Resort, the new Wii Remote(TM) Plus and all for the same great value price of SRP AU $299.95.

Wii will still include the original Wii(TM) Sports game and Nunchuk(TM), but the original Wii Remote(TM) will be replaced with the brand new Wii Remote Plus.

Available at no additional cost, the Wii Sports Resort pack will give players access to 15 different sports!

The beach themed Wii Sports Resort takes the fun and intuitive controls of the original Wii Sports to the next level with a set of entertaining and physically immersive activities. Players can cruise on a water scooter, duel with swords, toss flying discs to a cute Mii-like dog and much more, and all with the deep control enhancements of Wii MotionPlus(TM) functionality.

Wii Remote Plus is the original Wii Remote, with Wii MotionPlus functionality built in!The Wii MotionPlus accessory was released in June 2009 to give players new levels of precision and performance when used with specially designed games such as Wii Sports Resort.

The classic Wii Sports features five distinct sports experiences with tennis, basketball, golf, bowling and boxing. Players use their own Mii caricatures in the game and play them against their friends' Miis for a more personalised experience. As players improve, their Miis' skill levels will increase, so they can see exactly how much better they've become.

Previously Wii Sports Resort retailed for SRP AU $99.95 with Wii MotionPlus included.

Wii Remote Plus will also be available to purchase on its own from 28 October 2010 for SRP AU $69.95 and comes in pink, blue, black and white.

Also new for Wii will be the Classic Controller Pro(TM), available from 3 November 2010. For the first time, players can purchase Classic Controller Pro on its own in black or white for SRP AU $34.95.

Classic Controller Pro was previously only available in black when purchased with Monster Hunter® Tri for Wii.

Thanks to reader Mario Party Fan 999 for the tip in our forums.


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RedYoshi999 said:

Yay I helped contribute this! I am getting the black remote plus next weekend hopefully cheaper than $70 to go with the black nunchuk I bought last weekend.



skywake said:

CC Pro is a bit late for me. I was going to get the gold one with Goldeneye which, interestingly, comes out on the same day the separately sold CC Pros do. If these prices are reflected at retail then its cheaper to get it in the bundle.... assuming you want Goldeneye, which I do.



RedYoshi999 said:

Does Australia even get the Gold CC bundle? I would love it separately or with Goldeneye but I didn't think we were getting it. I didn't even know we had a release date for Goldneye... Is it a Gold CC or CC Pro?



Aviator said:

I don't know If I wanna fork our over 100 bucks for a gold controller. I already have the black one for MH3, but getting the gold would equal 4 in line with (soon) 4 remotes.

But no buying till exams are over.



RedYoshi999 said:

$114 for the bundle? I was hoping it wouldnt go over $100. Looks like I won't be buying it for a while. Does it come separately? Nintendo didnt mention it with the black and white ones.



Nintendo-is-my-love said:

may i just contibute i was with mario party fan 999 when he got his black nunchuk and it was i who said yes get it. yay what a great birthday present first we get something before everyone else and its release date is my birthday. umm whats this about matthew oops i mean mario party fan helping. GIVE HIM A FREE WII MOTION PLUS FOR FREE JUST FOR HELPING and he will want it in black



Nintendo-is-my-love said:

thus is weird u.s.a have complianed alot when eer europe gets something and they dont however they dont complain when its us getting something. must be because we never get anything and they feel sorry for us im so excited we havent got anything first since new super mario bros wii



Nintendo-is-my-love said:

will someone pls help i have 3 white remotes but i want a blue and black remote aswell because i got the other 3 before black blue and pink came out so will someone please tell e which colour im getting i just cant pick myself



sillygostly said:

This is really good news for newcomers (and about bloody time too). It's a shame though as I've only recently bought my third and fourth remotes, and I would've gladly waited had I have known that they'd be releasing the Wii Remote Pluses locally. >=(

And yaay for CCP (though the RRP is rather off-putting considering that they're only $20 in the U.S.). >=(

What gives?



MasterGraveheart said:

Well, it's obvious it's something going worldwide and it's something that is worth it to Nintendo to send worldwide... I'm still waiting patiently for the US release date.



WaveBoy said:

If the Wii is going to be bundled with a game, it needs to be bundled with a Mario Title. Throw in NSMBWii or SMG2 especially. But ya ya, it's all about utilizing their new Wii Remote Plus controller.



danschemen said:

holly crap!!! you guys are finally getting something good but not at the same time BEFORE!

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