Thursday, September 14, 2006
Well, Nintendo has finally given a release date and price for the Nintendo Wii. Apparently, they had a couple of surprises.
1) The US will get their Wii's on November 19th, while Japan on December 2nd. I think this is the first time in video game history that the US got something first before Japan.
2) $250 retail price. Apparently, the Europeans are getting their Wii's cheaper. Converted to pesos, that's somewhere around P12,500. Japan will be getting theirs at Y25,000. Again, roughly P12,500.
3) The good news is that you can play your NES, SNES, and N64 games on it. My only question is how, considering the Wii (at least from the photo) doesn't have enough buttons to support the multiple button requirements of certain SNES and N64 games. At least Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will be released at the same time the console is shipping.
Friday, September 08, 2006
I gave up playing video games a decade ago, mainly because I couldn't afford consoles. My Sega Genesis/Sega CD was rendered obsolete by then, and my Super Famicom stopped working. Back then, Sony's Playstation was all the craze.
With the PS3's price tag, I didn't think I'd be returning to the fold anytime soon. And then I saw the Nintendo Wii's price tag: £149. That's under $200. Hmmm...