Wii Hitting North America on Nov 19

Keeping to its promise that the Wii will be the cheapest next-gen console when released, Nintendo announced that North America will be getting the Wii for $250 on November 19. This price includes the console itself, one wireless Wii Remote controller, one Nunchuk controller and Wii Sports, containing five different sports games. The company also announced the Japanese release date: December 2.

Between launch day and December 31, Nintendo notes that prospective owners of the console will be able to enjoy from a lineup of 30 titles, 21 of which is expected to be available starting day one. Sadly, Metroid Prime 3 has been delayed to next year.

In related news, Nintendo also revealed that first party games for the console will retail for $50. Pricing plans for third party titles were not revealed.

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