Hope you didn't succumb to the black Wii a few months ago, cuz Nintendo just announced a bright red, Mario-themed pair of bundles for both Wii and DSi XL. Both arrive on November 7, strategically placed between Super Mario Bros' 25-year anniversary and the post Thanksgiving shopping blitz.
Above: This slick looking package includes New Super Mario Bros Wii, Wii Sports (but no Resort?) and the new attachment-free Wii Remote that includes MotionPlus - $199.99
Above: The DSi XL bundle offers Mario Kart DS and some other junk, plus has a trio of iconic Mario power-ups emblazoned next to the camera. Why couldn't the Wii have some of that too? - $179.99
Those are both strong offerings for anyone who's held out this long, but with sales numbers so high, it's getting harder to imagine millions of extra people who still want a Wii or DS - especially with the 3DS right around the corner and buzz of a replacement Wii console starting to bubble up.
There's a third bundle arriving on 11/7, which is a FlingSmash/MotionPlus collection for $49.99. That'd be the new MotionPlus that's built into the Wii Remote, not the pudgy attachment we've been using all year.
October 21, 2010