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Wii to launch a week before PS3?

Friday 2 June 2006
Wii will appear in UK shops around 6 November, according to sources at Nintendo. Standard release dates usually hit a Friday in the UK, suggesting that Nintendo's next-generation console could appear on either 3 November or 10 November, at least seven days before Sony's PlayStation 3.

If the rumour - first mentioned on the website of UK tech mag T3 - is correct, and given the planned price of £150 for Wii, this could prove to be a kick in the chips for the launch of the super-expensive PS3. Sony's next-gen machine is expected to cost £425, almost three times the price of Wii.

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