Nintendo Finalizes Wii, Readies for Battle with PS3

After months of speculation, Nintendo has finally announced the last details of its next generation video game console – Wii. The Wii wil be released on November 19 of this year, and will go on sale at $250.

The Legend of Zelda: The Twilight Princess remains the company’s flagship title, and a copy of Wii Sports will be packaged with each console. Like the GameCube before it, the Wii will once again not be launching with a Super Mario title. Nintendo expects to have 25 to 30 titles available for the console by the end of the year (just in time for Christmas, perhaps?).

Games included in Wii Sports include tennis, golf, baseball, and more, all of which utilize the Wii controller’s motion sensitivity. Each system comes with just one controller, and also includes a nunchuck attachment.

If you’re looking to pick up a Playstation 3, also on sale in November, good luck. Nintendo will be shipping approximately 4 million Wii units to the US by the end of the year, while PS3’s shipped to the US will be nearly half of that number.

The Nintendo Wii will also be much more affordable than the PS3, which will cost at least $500 for the lowest level model.

The battle of the game consoles is just beginning. Which one will you be buying? (or hoping to buy? or maybe hoping to receive as a Christmas present?)

2 Comments

  1. JuggoPopJuggoPop09-14-2006

    I thought mario galaxy was coming out on launch date as well… 😐

  2. waffleswaffles09-15-2006

    Um, how about none of them? PS2 games will still be made for a while, and even when games aren’t being designed with PS2 in mind they’ll still be downgraded for it.

    That controller just looks ugly. It would be a huge turn off for me.

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