As if there wasn't enough news surrounding the Wii, it looks like the Regginator has somehow convinced Nintendo to launch the Wii Stateside first! You heard it -- first! We'll be getting ours November 19th, while Japan must wait a painful, agonizing, excruciating two weeks for their home team to release the console domestically. Ouch. Oh, here's some more info on the Japanese launch (not all of which is yet confirmed):

Wii ¥25,000 (including tax in Japan) retail box will contain:
  • Console
  • Remote (and strap)
  • Nunchuck
  • AC adaptor
  • A/V cable
  • Console stand
  • Sensor bar and stand / mount thinger
  • Two AA batteries
Games!
  • Virtual console games will be paid by credit card of Wii points
  • NES games: ¥500 ($4.25)
  • SNES games: ¥800 ($6.80)
  • N64 games: ¥1000 ($8.50)
  • 30 Nintendo games / 30 Turbo-Grafx & Genesis games in 2006; ten new games each month thereafter
  • 16 titles from ten publishers at launch
  • ¥4,800 - ¥6,800 for new titles ($40 - $58)
  • Zelda will cost ¥6,800 ($58)
Device prices:
  • Remote: ¥3,800 ($32)
  • Classic controller: ¥1800 ($15)
  • Nunchuck: ¥1800 ($15)

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