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Nintendo Has No Plans to Ship Black Wii to U.S.

Earlier this week we posted a box shot of the black Wii as how consumers will see it when it hits Japanese store shelves on August 1 – and even the box itself looked cool.

Unfortunately, it seems that we won't be seeing such a Wii or box on our shores so soon. GameDaily contacted a Nintendo representative who says there are "no plans to have other colors of Wii in the U.S." other than what's presently offered.

While it would only make sense for Nintendo to send out different SKUs into all markets in hopes of attracting more sales, Japanese game companies have proven that certain colors stay exclusive to certain markets.

Nintendo has kept various colors of the DS inside Japan either exclusively or for an period of time before releasing it other markets – often as part of a special bundle.

Sony does the same thing with the PSP, as well as the PS3 which is available in white and silver in Japan.

  • Micropat
    I want a yellow Wii
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  • Wayoffbase
    racists :P
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  • Shadow703793
    Sure. Nintendo may not have plans but the Ebay sellers are probably planing to do so right now. :P
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  • megamanx00
    Doh
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  • heman1320
    I already have a Wii and I'd buy a second one if it was black... Sounds like a bad business move to me...
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  • djcoolmasterx
    heman1320I already have a Wii and I'd buy a second one if it was black... Sounds like a bad business move to me...
    Thats the stupidest thing I've heard today. You would buy an entire new console when you already have one, just to get it in a different colour...
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  • james800
    This is why they have Skinz ;) my ps3 is a metalic blue!
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  • nukemaster
    http://www.rustoleum.com/product.asp?frm_product_id=541&SBL=5
    problem solved :p
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  • _Cubase_
    Nothing some paint and an air compressor can't fix! Custom FTW!
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  • San Pedro
    Ok, who is willing to pay me enough money to ship one of these to the states for you?

    Also, I can get any color of PSP you like.
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