Tue 4 May 2010
The Nintendo Wii continues to dominate the monthly US sales charts, and Nintendo is sweetening the deal for those yet to take the plunge: starting on May 9, the system will add Wii Sports Resort and a Motion Plus attachment to the already included hardware and Wii Sports game. You'll also be able to buy a new model of the hardware in black.
The price will remain $200 in the US, and the price outside the US "will be established by the local markets, but offer similar consumer value."
Here comes the marketing! "Previously unavailable throughout the Americas, the black version of the Wii console will offer all the groundbreaking features and functions of its white counterpart in a stylish new color scheme," the statement explains. "Whether they aim to color-coordinate with other devices or simply love the way it looks, consumers throughout the Americas can add a black Wii console with matching black Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers to their home entertainment lineup."
Nintendo is basically adding an extra $50 worth of value to the package, and Wii Sports Resort is a good time with friends. Nintendo should enjoy very brisk sales this month.