Nintendo's going black and red. After two and a half years of White domination in the market, Nintendo is now shipping out black Wii units in an effort to further spruce up market interest in the console. As for their monster-seller handheld, the DSi will be donning a new red shade.
Only for Japan (in the meantime?) however, the Black Wii will be carrying a 25,000 (US 258), accompanied by a Black Wii Remote with a rubber jacket for 3,800 (US 39), a Black Nunchuk for 1,800 (US 19), and a Black Classic Controller Pro for 2,000 (US 21) upon its August 1 release. The Classic Controller Pro for this release is actually an updated model, with new additions of controller grips and modified shoulder buttons.
Meanwhile, arriving on the same date is Capcom's Monster Hunter Tri, and so it is but apt that Nintendo celebrates this Wii-exclusive title as well with a bundled Black Wii, Black Wiimote, Black Console Controller Pro, and the game itself, for 33,000 ($341).
As for the red DSi, it will also be launching only in Japan, but at a much earlier date of July 11, 2009. The going price is at 18,900 (US$195). So far, the DSi has five other color variations: White, Black, Pink, Lime Green, and Metallic Blue.
Whether or not these new colors are getting out of the Japanese gaming territory is yet to be seen, but we'll be sure to let you know once we get the dibs on it.
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