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Black Wii coming to US soon?

Remember back to E3 2005 when the Wii really made its debut? And remember all the marvelous colors Nintendo first showed? Here’s a quick reminder:

Above: We desperatelywant a lime green one

And yet we in the US have been stuck with plain old white for nearly four years. And even thoughwhite consoles historically dominatewe have been craving more diversity in the USA when it comes to our Wiis. Both Japan and Europe got their hands on the sexy black Wii last year, and at long last it seems like North Americans will get a taste.

Above: GIMME GIMME GIMME! (that's the Japanese box, by the way)

According to areport,several retailers, including GameStop and Target, indicate they'll be getting a black Wii bundle that includes the console, a matching black Remote, Wii Sports Resort and Wii Motion Plus packed in. Many have been anticipating this, as black versions of the of the Remote and Wii Motion Plus have been available stateside for a long time, so it would only follow that we would get the console eventually. Rumors say it will launch May 9, a Sunday, which also is very believable, as Nintendo times most of its major releases for the Sabbath. Expect to hear something official soon.

Apr 27, 2010

Henry moved from the suburbs of northern Florida to work at GR+, and hasn't looked back once in seven years. When not collecting Mario toys, you can find him constantly checking his Twitter.