Thursday, September 14, 2006

US Wii event

Sitting in a sea of people as they are still crowding in...we listen to blasting techno, and a Wii setup that looks like a living room.

Reggie says date, price, how many units, and title information is all on the way

Lots of DS talk, Touch gen games, sales figures, all that good stuff

November 19th Wii on sale - Worldwide debut in US - 25,000 points of distribution - $249.99 - White only at launch


4 million units worldwide - US seeing biggest shipment

Harware, cables, sensor bar, 1 Wii remote, 1 nunchuck controller - All in box

Wii Bowling about to be demoed, works just like real bowling

Wii Boxing, Wii Bowling, Golf, Baseball, and Tennis all on one - Wii Sports packed into Wii box - First console pack in since the NES

The Legend of Zelda TP & Excite Truck on launch day

Activisions launch titles as seen on IGN, Trauma Center at launch, Madden 07 NFS:Carbon at launch, Elebits, Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz, Metal Slug Anthology, RRR, Red Steel - All launch titles...more on that list as well.

30 Wii games in launch window (2006) about half on launch day - remain consistent with Cube software pricing

Wii Channels Menu - News channel shown, as well as weather, shop, photo, and others. 1 page of 12 Wii channels, expandable as well. Disc channel allows players to play Wii game or Game Cube games, Wii Shop is the Virtual Console home, The legend of zelda, Super Mario World, Super Mario 64 and Donkey Kong available for VC launch day. 10 games per month, 5 bucks for NES, 8 for SNES, and 10 for N64. Wii Points acquired online or at retaliers. 2000 Wii points card for 20 bucks at retail. Games story internally and becomes its own channel. Title is available forever once downloaded.

Mii channel shown - create character profiles. Bill Trinen is creating Samuel L Jackson. Mii characters can be transferred to Wiimote so you can take them with you. Wii games can use character profiles, such as Wii Sports.


Wii Photo channel shown - Take your SD card and plug into your Wii. Massive amounts of thumbnails shown. NoA slideshow being run. Fun things to do with photos, puzzle scramble, doodle, and more.

Wii Weather Wii News Wii Messageboard quickly discussed. Send messages to pc users, cellphones through Wii Messageboard channel.

Internet Channel discussed - downloaded with Wii points - once downloaded it can be accessed immediately

Wii remote sold seperate from nunchuck. Wiimote - 39.99 - Nunchuck 19.99

Zelda TP - Launches for GameCube on December 11th, Zelda for Wii first day

Wii connects through wifi or wired internet connection

Third party titles may be priced higher then 49.99, it is up to them. All first party games are widescreen

4 million units by Dec 31, 6 million by end of fiscal year in march

Metroid Prime 3 is a 2007 title

The first online game in Japan is Pokemon Battle Revolution - in Japan at launch - US shortly after

All done, head back to GoNintendo!

26 Comments:

Blogger S.T.E.V.E.N. said...

RAWK! Let's get this thing started!

6:21 AM  
Blogger LTWW said...

Yeah, can't wait!

Hope we see some real Wii boxarts.

6:27 AM  
Blogger Priyesh said...

WOOOO!! I'm so glad that the Opera Browser is builtin and not something you have to buy.. at least in Japan. Hope its the same in the US

But something is still bugging me.. why would they include Wii Sports in the US and NOT in Japan? Is it that they know they've got Japan in their pockets? (thanks to the DS)

6:32 AM  
Blogger Priyesh said...

By the way this is "madgamer".. Priyesh is my blogger name

6:32 AM  
Blogger Mario_613 said...

noooo i want my black Wii.

6:35 AM  
Blogger LTWW said...

Is the event started? Thought there was an half hour left!

6:36 AM  
Blogger Priyesh said...

White only does kinda suck :\ But I don't care because thats what I wanted all along! I just hope they have different color remotes at launch

6:36 AM  
Blogger Mike Fireball said...

Wait didn't the SNES come with Super Mario World?

6:41 AM  
Blogger Zelda_Fan said...

Ya, I was probably going to get a Black one too. Ah well, I'm just happy to get Wii Sports and a Web Bowser...I mean Browser.

6:47 AM  
Blogger Mario_613 said...

well i may be crazy but i'll get the white on launch and if a black does ever come out in the US i'll probably get one too. LOL

6:50 AM  
Blogger chris said...

@mike: Yeah, kotaku says Reggie said SNES, not NES, so it's probably just a typo on here. The SNES def. came with Super Mario World, and then afterwards they release the "core" system without the game (and with one controller I think).

6:51 AM  
Blogger Mario_613 said...

10VC games per month now thats sweet.

6:51 AM  
Blogger kenny_ken said...

So Wii Sports is packed in, but no extra controller? Odd...

6:52 AM  
Blogger kenny_ken said...

If we're getting the biggest shipment, I imagine 1 mil in Japan, 1.5 mil between Europe and Australia, and 1.5 mil for US.

I imagined Japan would get more. Do you guys think the Wii will be more popular here?

6:56 AM  
Blogger Mario_613 said...

well that kinda of sucks. we'll have to purchase the Opera Web Browser

7:04 AM  
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7:07 AM  
Blogger Mario_613 said...

ouch thats gonna hurt the wallet a bit with the controller pricing

7:09 AM  
Blogger Priyesh said...

OK, well I hope the browser is not more than $20... and who else thinks $5 for an NES game is too expensive? I never had an NES so maybe I don't know the value these games might have to someone who has played them but I don't like it. And $10 for N64? I don't really like the VC prices.

I will have to limit the games I buy on the VC if they are this expensive.

7:10 AM  
Blogger Mario_613 said...

i'm ok with the VC game pricing was hoping a lil cheaper but from what i hear the prices on xbox live arcade are pretty horrible and you are getting some great games on the VC.

7:16 AM  
Blogger Zelda_Fan said...

So does Japan get the web browser out of the box and US has to buy it?

7:21 AM  
Blogger Zelda_Fan said...

btw, Metroid in '07.

I'm kinda bummed, but it's ok.
My first games are going to be
1. Zelda
2. Madden
3. Red Steel

What's everyone else's top 3 launch titles?

7:23 AM  
Blogger Ninty Fan said...

Me now wait till tommorow's confrence...waiting...WAITING...
COME ON CONFRENCE HURRY UP!!!

8:36 AM  
Blogger Row D. said...

You have to BUY the internet browser?! >_>

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