Europe Wii'll get the Nintendo Wii on December 8
European fans rejoice! Nintendo didn’t pull a Sony (delay) on us, we are getting the console at almost the same time as all the other countries.
However, the console will cost slightly more in Europe than in the states, that is, if you convert the money from Euros to United States Dollars. In the UK it will cost Â£179 and in the rest of the European countries â?¬249.
The console will come with everything the American version comes with (White Console, Cables, Wii-mote, nunchuck controller, Wii Sports, and even though it wasn’t mentioned in Eurogamer, I think it’s safe to say it will come with the support base to put under the console, just like in the US.
Games will be priced from â?¬49 to â?¬59 (Â£34 and Â£39 in the UK)
Here’s a short list of the confirmed games for the Wii from IGN.
First-party titles including The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Wii Play and Wii Sports (bundled with the console) will be joined by an extensive roster of third-party support. Alongside Ubisoft’s anticipated Red Steel and Rayman Raving Rabbids, European customers will also be able to beef-up their day one Wii library with the likes of Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam, Need for Speed: Carbon and Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz.
Nintendo’s WarioWare: Smooth Moves is scheduled for release soon after the console’s launch, with major hitters like Mario Galaxy – perhaps disappointingly – scheduled for 2007.
Though we’ll get Zelda, it’s really disappointing (for me) for Nintendo to bring out a new console without a Mario title. But I’ll still probably get it at launch anyway.
What games are you thinking of getting when you buy your Wii?
I’m definitely getting Zelda and Red Steel.