Friday 15 September 2006
Nintendo has announced the prices of the first wave of accessories for Wii, its new console that will launch on 8 December in the UK.
A new Wii-mote will set you back £30, while the Nunchuck attachment - which isn't used for every game - and the Virtual Console's Classic Controller will both be priced at £15.
£45 for another Wii-mote and Nunchuck to get your friends involved in the world of Wii multiplayer is an eye-opening price tag, and one that wouldn't seem to fit with Nintendo's all-inclusive and mainstream-courting plans.
The Nunchuck, though, isn't needed for every game, and Nintendo's own Wii Play will actually include an extra Wii-mote. But if £45 seems steep to gamers, it's likely to look a hell of a lot more expensive to the hordes of non-gamers that Nintendo is desperate to win over.
On a lighter note, here's the full list of contents in the UK's Wii package:
Wii-mote, with wrist strap
Wii stand plate
Wii sensor bar
Sensor bar stand
Stereo AV cable
Wii Sports (with Wii Tennis, Wii Golf, Wii Baseball, Wii Boxing and Wii Bowling)