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More European Christmas Wii Bundles Announced

Posted by James Newton

How much more can you take?

Blue reconfigured Wii. White reconfigured Wii. Ready for some more Wii packages? Nintendo of Europe hopes so, with two new bundles on the way before Christmas.

On 4th November, Europe will get a white Wii with Wii Party and Wii Sports, titled the "Wii Family Edition" by Nintendo, though that nickname could apply to practically every other Wii bundle released so far.

After that Nintendo will release a black Wii and Wii Fit Plus package with a Balance Board on 2nd December. Imagine a package like last year's black Wii Fit pack, only with the Wii in its new GameCube-less design.

Nintendo is still promising more Wii bundles on the way. Predictions please!

Have bundles of fun with Wii this Christmas

Nintendo launches Wii Family Edition on 4th November & Wii Fit Plus bundle on 2nd December

12 October 2011 – If you are searching for a fun way to work out while at home, or know someone who is looking to tone up ahead of Christmas, then look no further. Nintendo has launched two Wii Fit™ Plus bundles, the perfect gift for fitness fanatics. The first, launching on the 2nd December includes a black Wii™ console, Wii Fit Plus and a black Wii Balance Board™, and for those who already have a Wii console the second bundle which is out now features a copy of Wii Fit Plus and a black Wii Balance Board only. It is the ultimate way to workout both body and mind from the comfort of your own living room.

From 4th November you will be able to pick up a new value Wii™ bundle, which includes a newly configured Wii console with Wii Sports™ and Wii Party™ – a perfect family present this Christmas. With more than 80 hilarious mini-games, Wii Party will bring a lively atmosphere into any living room. Compete or co-operate in 13 different game modes and, for the first time, take the action out of the television screen as the House Party mode turns your living room into a pivotal part of the game play. The great value newly configured* Wii™ with Wii Remote Plus controller, Nunchuk™ bundle also includes the original Wii classic, Wii Sports to see the family competing in 5 distinct sporting experiences.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games bundle with newly configured* blue Wii comes to the UK on 18th November 2011. The new bundle marks the return of the highly successful sports franchise and takes Mario, Sonic and all of their friends to London, the home of the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games. The successful duo are back - bigger and better - bringing even more multiplayer fun into your living room just in time for Christmas.

You and your friends will be able to practice new Olympic events such as Football, Show Jumping and Canoeing, while many of your favourite past events make a return but have been refined to make them even more challenging and fun. You can also take to the streets of London and make the city your personal playground. Choose your favourite characters in the London Party mode and take part in a number of mini-games that are linked to some of London’s most famous landmarks.

A number of other fun Wii bundles are also being announced this autumn, all offering great value. Watch this space!

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User Comments (24)

citizenerased

#1

citizenerased said:

People are gonna be so confused about the Wii U when it hits stores, thinking it's just a new bundle.

AlbertoC

#2

AlbertoC said:

They are assuming that people that haven't bought a wii already know absolutely nothing about videogames. But they are also assuming that family also means knowing nothing about videogames. Me and my two siblings play Smash Bros Brawl without problems, and we can last two, three hours a gaming session.

Kreegs07

#3

Kreegs07 said:

I am waiting for the White Wii bundle that comes with the Black Wii and 5 nunchucks.

gii

#6

gii said:

i think they'll got a lot of money! so they could put WII U start price 249 €/$ or minus!

FluttershyGuy

#8

FluttershyGuy said:

@tealovertoma
I'm sure you're right. There may still be people who think the 3DS is just another DS. And there's so little change in the name, just adding a "U" at the end that people may think of this as like a DSi. Only a slight upgrade. I guess Nintendo has marketing people who say Wii U is the best name, but I don't know. If they wanted to keep the Wii name, I'd have gone with Super Wii. That would've appealed to the "hardcore gamers" they're supposedly pursuing again, as they'd have made the connection in their minds with the Super NES.

@Victoria
I don't. Then again I don't know a lot of people. Like most of what Nintendo's doing console-wise these days, I don't understand. Around the world, there are bare bones new release schedules for the Wii now through next year (where there's pretty much nothing right now), and they're focusing on selling all these new bundles? I guess it is what it is, milking every last dollar out of the Wii before Wii U. But with the market saturation of the Wii already, it seems they'd do better releasing more games. Nintendo has wised up with the 3DS. But, they're royally screwing up shifting focus almost entirely on Wii U when there isn't even a Japanese release date.

I'm hoping first of the year, when there's next to NOTHING on the Wii's release calendar that some new games are announced (we got some GREAT SNES games shortly before N64's release, like Super Mario RPG). It would help if they'd just start releasing Wii VC games again.

Yosher

#11

Yosher said:

Huh? I coulda sworn I already saw that Family Edition in stores over here...

rjejr

#12

rjejr said:

reconfigured, newly configured, new value...

I like "gutted" myself, though I can see how that would be a problem for the marketing dept. Why not just stick with what they do and call it Wii Lite? (As in DS Lite for anybody who missed the reference.) To be honest it kinda looks lighter horizontally without the big gray block stand supporting it. Plus Wii Lite rhymes with delight, so you got yourself a commercial jingle waiting to happen.

I actually like the white bundle as a family bundle. I think I traded in Wii Party myself, but as a bundle it works. Still think these all need to be $99 though. Well not the balance board bundle obviously, that should be $149.

bricabrac

#13

bricabrac said:

@Victoria
I know :) Me and everybody else I know. So quite a lof of people.

But here in Poland it's nothing unusual. It's Sony territory, I'm affraid.

Portista

#14

Portista said:

I know a lot of people that don't have a Wii. Just don't complain and let Nintendo do what they want to do! >:C

Xiao_Pai

#16

Xiao_Pai said:

....Wish these colors were out in the first place...I'm sick of white. I want a black U! T.T

Kagamine

#17

Kagamine said:

everybody i know owns a wii or has owned a wii. but not many play it as often as the other consoles

citizenerased

#18

citizenerased said:

I know plenty of people with a Wii who never play it. None of them have ever heard of Zack & Wiki, No More Heroes, DKCR, Okami, Sin & Punishment, Little King's Story, Muramasa, Xenoblade, WiiWare or Virtual Console. Meanwhile I'm sitting here with a 20+ Wii backlog.

Raptor78

#20

Raptor78 said:

I would be interested if you could transfer all my vc and wiiware across. Its a launch wii and its ready for retirement.

Xiao_Pai

#21

Xiao_Pai said:

And risk screwing something up and making it look cruddy? No thanks. xD (I'm too lazy to, too)

Pj1

#22

Pj1 said:

I agree with Raptor78 but Nintendo should allow us to do it to one other Wii because other wise people will be swapping games left, right and centre! I like the blue Wii but then I can't download any N64 games as I like to use the game cube controller for those games! feels much better playing them with the G.C controller than finding the oringnals on ebay and playing them with the N64 controller. I'd like Nintendo to announce a Mario Galaxy bundle as I think it would sell quite well and it could be red.... if it's cheap enough I might buy a blue one, Nintendo if you read these comments on N.L then give it some consideration? (I won't hold my breath)

Capt_N

#23

Capt_N said:

I get the idea of Nintendo wanting to always make different bundles, usually set off by different colors, as this you-get-what-color-you-get-no-interchangeable-skins-thing makes it higher-chanced for Nintendo that someone who already owns a console will get another, usually (simply) for a different color.

However, imo, if Nintendo wanted to pursue this mindset, why not offer @ the very least 2 colors @ system launch, & then over the course of the system's lifespan, offer really cool designs, offering more than just a color. For example: @ system launch- a green console, later in the system's life- a really awesome forest green gradient fill w/ a triforce on it, or a metallic-looking red, orange, or purple w/ a reflective metroid logo on, etc.

I know ppl who don't own a Wii. I also know ppl who own one, & to the best of my knowledge, don't play it, or @ least regularly.

NINTENBOY

#24

NINTENBOY said:

You know what would be the best Wii bundle of ALL TIME!! They should first remake Legend of Zealda: Windwaker, Phantom Hourglass and Spirt tracks in Wii graphics!! Then put them all on one disc and have it as a bundle with a new green Wii!! If your wondering why I picked those 3 games it's because they have the same cartoony art style ofcourse and they're one of the most underrated Zealda titles ever AND it would sell millons day one cause their really really good!!

You know what forget everything I just said that was stupid. They should do this bundle for the WiiU and remake those games in HD with brand new WiiU motion controls!! They would sell millons of WiiU's DAY ONE, Nintendo if your reading this you better make it happen OR ELSE!!

You know while where on the subject WTF happened to Samus Nintendo it's her 25 to you know. She's so depressed now you really should do something for her to before she shoots herself with her own laser canon arm.....BANG!! To late poor Samus :( Oh well but seriously do that Zealda bundle PLZ.

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