A few months back I reported on the Black Wii hitting European shores. Those of us in North America can now rejoice for not only has the black Wii come to the Americas but it has arrived with extra goodies!
While keeping with the $199 price point Nintendo has increased the value of the base system by adding in Wii Sports Resort and a Motion Plus accessory. This equates to about a $50 value.
The add-ons are available with all new Wii systems, both black and white. While some fans may be disappointed that the Wii has not moved on from 480P most new buyers will be happy for the increased amount of loot available with the console.
With global sales of over 70 million units sold (topped only my the Nintendo DS at 130 million) I just don’t know how many new buyers Nintendo is going to get for their hardware. For comparison the Xbox 360 has not even broke 40 million units sold and it came out a year before the Wii. Then again, the long-lived PS2 sold over 140 million units so who knows?
To quickly recap the new Nintendo Wii bundle includes a black or white Wii unit, one controller, one nunchuk, one motion plus, Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort all for only $199. Expect the previous bundle to drop about $20 or more as retailers attempt to move them off of their shelves.