Nintendo details Wii console's Japan debut

European, US dates coming later today

Nintendo will wheel out its Wii games console on Japan on 2 December, the videogames pioneer has confirmed. Japanese buyers should expect to pay around ¥25,000 ($213/£113/€168) for the product, Nintendo added. It is expected to announce the US and European release dates and pricing later today.

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Nintendo said it expects 25 Wii titles to have shipped by the end of the year, priced at $40-57. Downloadable Nintendo N64 games will also be offered, the company re-iterated, for ¥1,000 ($8.5/£4.5/€6.7). Some 60 N64 games will be made available to Wii owners. ®

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