New product code points to revamped Wii?
Accessory bundle, perhaps - or DVD playback
Nintendo has set tongues wagging with its registration of a second Wii universal product code (UPC). The move is prompting the console's fans to speculate that it could signal the arrival of a new version of the machine.
The new code, for a product known only as "New Pack", is 0045496880088 - only one digit out from the Wii's original UPC, 0045496580018. Searching for the new code on the official UPC database reveals that while no product has yet been associated with the UPC, the code has nonetheless been registered by Nintendo of America.
The code was revealed by Wii fansite Codename Revolution, which cited a "distributor contact", suggesting that the UPC is legit.
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What might the New Pack be? The addition of DVD playback functionality to the Wii has been anticipated for some time already and the feature could sit well with consumers in preparation for the Christmas sales period. Alternatively, rumours have also suggested that Nintendo could be adding another title to the console’s bundled games list or that it plans to bundle extra accessories, like Wii Zapper.
Some online reports have also speculated that Nintendo may have introduced the new UPC to accommodate a new colour console.
Unfortunately, Nintendo is keeping its mouth firmly shut for the time being. So watch this space...
how the heck.
How does the wiimote come off your wrist if it is being held? Do people swing it (raving rabids cow tossing) around by the strap or something (you are doing it wrong)?
Wii Play and Learn
Description Wii Play 'n Learn
Manufacturer NINTENDO OF AMERICA INC. (0045496) more items
Issuer Country United States
Last Modified Mon, 08 Oct 2007 12:41:52
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Just found that on a UPC database
More than Likely
Im guessing on a wii fit bundle.
Seems the most obvious reason to me.
Could be the fact the are now bundling the remote protection sleeves with new wii's.
Which exisiting owners can regisiter to get for free.
Or is it something simple?
Maybe it's as innocuous as it also includes Wiimote Covers?
Most of us Wii owners who have the Wifi Connectivity up and running, came home to a blue glowing DVD slot this week telling us we can get free Wiimote silicone cases, and that they would be bundled with the product from the end of October.