Red Wii and DSi XL bundles arrive November 7

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




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  • gamedingo - October 21, 2010 11:04 p.m.

    So is it just me or does Nintendo do this every year? Seems like they always release a special edition of hardware, right around black Friday...
  • Strangleme - October 21, 2010 10:50 p.m.

    FUCK!!! I bought the DSi XL just a couple of months ago!! I would of loved this one!!! Oh well.
  • grizzly311 - October 21, 2010 10:27 p.m.

    I am without a Wii at the moment, was going to get a black one, but now I am glad I waited. Can't wait to play Tatsunoko vs Capcom again!!!
  • GameManiac - October 21, 2010 9:24 p.m.

    I've already got a Wii (white) and DSi (not XL). Just as a few have said before me, the 3DS is what's truly worth waiting for. It won't be long now...
  • batman5273 - October 21, 2010 9:22 p.m.

    Might finally get a Wii for the kids for Xmas.
  • WillisTron - October 21, 2010 8:49 p.m.

    I bought a black wii about a month ago :'( Really my only annoyance is the wii motion plus, as I'll most likely sell mine to get the way more rational attachment free motion plus
  • QWERTYCommander - October 21, 2010 8:43 p.m.

    @flare149 No, it's not the SAME THING. Is the DS compatible with 3DS games? No. So it's not the same thing.
  • EvidentDead - October 21, 2010 8:16 p.m.

    I would like to pass on both (Can I even transfer my games I downloaded from the virtual console to this new Wii?) but Id really like to get the DsiXL. Mostly because I don't even know when I could get the 3DS. It took me years to get a Wii, and when the regular DS came out, I had to sell the deed to my first born child to get one the same year it came out. If Nintendo will do a better job to get the 3DS to its American customers, I may get one. Otherwise, I'd like to fill in the large gap in time with this sexy Red DSiXl.
  • flare149 - October 21, 2010 8:12 p.m.

    If there was ever a time to waste your money on something you already have (I'm including the 3DS in this, it's the SAME THING) it would be for the Mario DS because it's obviously going to be a collectible and it's so drop dead badass. I sold my old DS ages ago, but I'd definitely get one of these if it weren't that it'd probably never be opened and I don't have the money to drop on a collectible right now
  • thefreakysurgeon - October 21, 2010 8:05 p.m.

    i'll pass on this cuz of the 3DS. but i'm so getting the Wii Remote Plus (the wiimote with motionplus built in)!
  • vigeoman - October 21, 2010 8:03 p.m.

    i just want my damn 3ds
  • MrDuracraft - October 21, 2010 8 p.m.

    Woahwoahwoahwoahwoah... A controller with MontionPlus already inside it?!?!?! DO WANT!
  • TDUBBS - October 21, 2010 7:51 p.m.

    Sure that's cool but is the U.S. getting the Mario game collection for Wii too?
  • Balaska - October 21, 2010 7:47 p.m.

    All electronic goods should be black, fact.
  • lolwizards - October 21, 2010 7:34 p.m.

    If the 3DS wasn't so imminent, I would totally indulge in that DSi.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - October 21, 2010 7:31 p.m.

    meeeeeehhhh... waiting for the 3ds.

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