Wii to hit Europe on December 8 for €249 & £179

15 September 2006
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Nintendo Wii box USANintendo of Europe today announced in a Wii press conference in London, England, the launch date and pricing of the games console.

The Nintendo Wii will launch in Europe on Friday, December 8th, for a price of €249 or £179.

Bundled are: a white console, one Wii remote, one Nunchuck, and the pack-in game Wii Sports. Games costs between 49 and 59 Euros, or between 34 or 39 Pounds.

Nintendo launch games are: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Wii Sports, and Wii Play (the mini-games package comes with bundled Wii remote!) – Arriving just after launch is WarioWare: Smooth Moves.
Third-party launch games are: Red Steel, Rayman: Raving Rabbids, Need for Speed: Carbon, Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz, and upto 12 more.

Australia will receive the same Wii bundle at launch on Thursday, December 7th, for a price of AU$399.95.

Yesterday, Nintendo of America announced a $249.99 price for the Wii with a launch date of November 19th. Earlier that day the Japanese were given a December 2nd release date.

Additional controllers will also be available from launch at the estimated retail prices of: Wii Remote – 39 Euros (£29 in UK), Nunchuk – 19 Euros (£14 in UK) and the Classic Controller – 19 Euros (£14 in UK). Prices via NOE.

PS: Nintendo of Europe said that 15 to 20 games will be made available at Wii launch. Regarding the Virtual Console, Nintendo said there would be 15 games available during the launch period in Europe, and around 5 to 10 games launching every following month. Updated pricing: 2,000 Wii points will cost you €20 or £14 in stores, or you can pay for the Virtual Console games with credit card. Game costs: 500 points (or €5/£3.50) for NES, 800 points (€8/£5.60) for SNES, 1,000 (€10/£7) for N64, and Genesis & TurboGrafx costs will be decided soon.

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