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U.S. Getting Black Wii Controllers, Not Console

We all think that the Wii console looks quite sleek in black. Unfortunately, for one reason or another, it's seems to be a Japan-only option at the moment. And in some sort of cruel tease, Nintendo of America today announced that it will be offering a black Wii Remote, Nunchuk and MotionPlus controller set.

Nintendo hasn't given an exact shipping date for this controller set yet, but we're supposed to expect it in time for the holidays. Too bad we won't have the black console to match.

Were you planning to get a black Wii? Do you already have a white one that you were going to swap out? Let us know!

  • valcron
    A black WII remote with the console. That's like getting a foot long sub without chips and a drink.
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  • valcron
    Err WITHOUT...need edit button
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  • captaincharisma
    "U.S. Getting Black Wii Controllers, Not Console"

    so i guess us Canadians are out of luck :)
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  • sot010174
    Whats the point? Are you telling me to buy a new (same) console just because it's black? It seems like the Motorola V3 Razr trend has caught up.
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  • JohnnyLucky
    I like classic black. It's soooo sexy!
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  • Hanin33
    after market casing? they seem to be everywhere in assorted colors...
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  • magicandy
    I don't understand why they haven't just sold the black Wii in the US. It would obviously sell like crazy alongside the white Wii. At this point it seems like the reason isn't a financial one but a personal one, such as wanting Japanese customers to feel special for having the console's home country get a special color. Financially, they stand only to gain if they brought the black Wii outside Japan, so this must be another one of those honor-related things Japanese devs love to latch on to.
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  • FlayerSlayer
    It would be nice to have a black controller or two if for no other reason than it makes it easier to remember who had which wiimote after having put them down, but I still miss the N64 days when each of four players could have a unique color. I had grey, black, blue, and purple so there was never and confusion over who had which.
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  • CptTripps
    Ooooh, those controllers look nice. I could buy a couple to sit next to my white ones and do nothing as well.
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  • hell_spawn
    I am all about the custom consoles or 'special' consoles as I have the halo 3 xbox and sold my ps3 to buy the MGS4 custom PS3... however... due to the nature of the Wii, I sold mine as I was way too nervous letting people wing a controller towards my HDTV...but if i didn't sell it and the black one came out, then yes I would find some way to swap them out and get the black one
    :P
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