Feeds

Nintendo: Wii to come to Europe on 8 December

Pricing, games details announced

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Nintendo will ship its Wii console in Europe on Friday, 8 December, six days after the machine's Japanese debut and three weeks after the next-generation gaming system ships in the US. Wii will retail for around £179/€249, Nintendo said.

European Wiis will bundle Wii Sports, Nintendo revealed. Other titles will cost between £34/€49 and £39/€59. Some 15-20 games will ship at launch, the company added.

nintendo wii

Games going on sale in the initial batch include Wii Play and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess from Nintendo, and Red Steel, Need for Speed: Carbon, Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam, Disney/Pixar’s Cars and Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz.

Some 15 titles from old Nintendo consoles will be made available via download at launch time, with 5-10 further titles being added to the list every month. However, Nintendo didn't say how much these games will cost European buyers.

Yesterday, Nintendo said the Wii would go on sale in the US on 19 November for $250. The day before, the Japanese launch date was named as 2 December. There, the console will cost ¥25,000 ($213/£113/€168). ®

Website security in corporate America

More from The Register

next story
Bono: Apple will sort out monetising music where the labels failed
Remastered so hard it would be difficult or impossible to master it again
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch
For decades Hollywood actually binned its 4K files. Doh!
Your chance to WIN the WORLD'S ONLY HANDHELD ZX SPECTRUM
Reg staff not allowed to enter, god dammit
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Monitors monitor's monitoring finds touch screens have 0.4% market share
Not four. Point four. Count yer booty again, Microsoft
Getting to the BOTTOM of the great office seating debate
Belay that toil, me hearty, and park your scurvy backside
Hey, Mac fanbois. HGST wants you drooling over its HUGE desktop RACK
What vast digital media repository could possibly need 64 TERABYTES?
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.