Baby, don't be blue

Nintendo's going all-out on coloured consoles these days: after the red, pink and white 3DS consoles, the company has announced a new blue Wii bundle on the way to Europe before Christmas.

The newly announced pack is in honour of Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, out 18th November, and includes a copy of the game, a Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuk, as well as a sheet of stickers. This console will be the Wii's new model, which means it lacks the GameCube memory card and controller ports, though as M&S Olympics is all about motion controls that's not really a problem.

Last year's red Mario console was pretty nice: what do you make of this year's blue model?

Incidentally, the press release ends with Nintendo promising "more fun Wii bundles to be announced". Who wants to put money on a Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword console?


Nintendo launches Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games bundle with newly configured* blue Wii on 18th November 2011

10th October 2011 – Budding Olympians can now get ready for the London 2012 Olympic Games alongside their favourite video game characters, with a little help from Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™. To help you work on your sporting skills and have a lot of fun while doing it, Nintendo is releasing the ultimate bundle this year featuring a copy of the game and an exclusive newly configured* blue Wii, available from 18th November

Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™ 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. Classic Olympic events such as the 100m Sprint, Aquatics and Table Tennis are all back and better than ever. Try combining these gems with the much loved Dream Events and you will have more choice than ever before.

Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™ allows you to 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.

The new Wii bundle, launching across Europe on 18th November2011, includes a newly configured Wii console in blue and a copy of Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™. A number of other fun Wii bundles are also being announced this autumn, all offering great value. Watch this space!