Nintendo Wii Conference News!!

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  1. Gigatron_2005

    Gigatron_2005 President of Calendars

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    Nintendo is holding conferences in Japan, America, and Europe to hold unveil the final details of the Wii. Details are as follows:


    -Wii price: $250, date: Nov 19 for North and South America, also packaged with Wii Sports.
    http://wii.ign.com/articles/732/732669p1.html

    -First Rayman Trailer: http://media.wii.ign.com/media/821/821585/vids_1.html

    Update 2:

    -Wii will allow users to view digital photos, and will ship with the Opera web browser.

    -"regularly updated news and weather channels." Whatever that means...

    Thanks to DezilzFan for finding this:

    -Virutal Console Pricing:
    (Can pay with Wii credit card)

    -MSX support on the Virtual Console

    -NES - 4.25$ US, SNES - 6.81$ US, N64 - 8.51$ US

    -30 Nintendo Classics, 30 Sega/Hudson Classics by end of Year and 10 classics released every month

    (http://wiinintendo.net/)

    end of news tonight. Nintendo America will do their thing tomorrow.

    Video thanks to Rokkit 2.0:

    http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/topics/wii_preview/movie/lineup.html

    also some other videos:
    http://www.wii.com/jp/movies/wiimenu/
     
  2. Shin-Gouki

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    There you have it, what we expected for a price and 2 days after the PS3. I think it's a great idea, let the insanity of the PS3 launch subside a bit and then move in with a MUCH lower price and from what reports are saying plenty of stock.
     
  3. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    nice...will be getting one!
     
  4. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    is the wii going to be backwards compatible?
     
  5. Code of Honor

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    Yes.

    And I'm getting the this as soon as I see pre-orders for it.
     
  6. Gigatron_2005

    Gigatron_2005 President of Calendars

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    Yes. With GC discs, controllers and memory cards, and it also has the virtual console.

    New news! (http://wiinintendo.net/?p=1648):

     
  7. DevilzFan

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    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    aweseome, and with the price, I am sold!
     
  9. DevilzFan

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    http://wiinintendo.net/
     
  10. Gigatron_2005

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    Hmmm I find those prices acceptable.. :dj  :rock  I can finally catch up on some oldies that I never got!:)  But I do wish there were more in the launch period.
     
  11. CripNite

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    I can't wait to play this bad boy. It's going to be like playing Super Mario 64 for the first time all over again.

    Except... I'll be playing Zelda:Twilight Princess.

    Going to have to stop at EB tomorrow and see if they're taking preorders for it yet. (Read: yeah right)
     
  12. ZeroMayhem

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    Done and Done! Can't wait to get one :rock 
     
  13. War Bearer

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    I'm so going to Pre-order the black one tommorrow!!!!
     
  14. Gigatron_2005

    Gigatron_2005 President of Calendars

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    Please report if you get your preorders in. I dont want to waste a trip to EB. :p 
     
  15. PopCulturePooka

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    Any australian release dates?
     
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    I didnt see anything about an Australian date. Im not sure about Nintendo's histoy with Australia, but Japan's release date is Dec 2. If they release around the world in geographic regions, might be somewhere around that date. My best guess would be to take Australia's release date of the DS, and compare it to the US/Japanese release date of the DS... might give you an idea within a week or two.

    But also the info train for the Wii has just started agian, so keep your eye out.


    Awesome! Thanks!!

    Ohh Miii GAWDD!!! Did I just see something like Wii Punchout??!!! That better be with the Wii Sports with the system! :D 
     
  18. thefrozenred

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    Cool.

    It hasn't gotten any killer apps yet, but...I am beginning to become charmed by the Wii, much as I was by the DS. Maybe after a few great games for Wii come out (Metroid, the Star Wars game, Mario Galaxies, and whatever else they have up their sleeves), I'll be far more tempted to get one.
     
  19. REDLINE

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    metroid is supposed to be a launch title, just like Zelda
     
  20. flamepanther

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    Like Redline says, Metroid Prime 3 was announed as a launch game pretty much from the beginning. There's your killer app, even if you're not excited by any of the many games Ubisoft is bringing to the table.
     

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