Wii Dresses Up in Black, Heads for North America

Paul Lilly

Would a sleeker look courtesy of an all-black makeover be enough to get you to consider buying a Wii? Nintendo is hoping it will, and according to the latest rumblings, the Wii is putting on its tuxedo and heading for North American shores.

Apparently the Wii hasn't been selling as well as Nintendo's bean counters would like, and according to news and rumor site Fudzilla, the console maker is hoping that the new black version will spark a bunch of sales. The black Wii bundle will still cost $200 and will come with Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort, and the Wii Motion Plus. With Wii Resort and the Motion Plus thrown in, that's not a bad deal, but if a black console doesn't match your decor, don't fret -- the bundle will also be available in white.

In addition to the new digs, new life has recently been breathed into the Wii with recent availability of Netflix streaming, the last of the Big Three consoles to jump on that bandwagon. Netflix subscribers need only request a disc, which must be inserted into the Wii when watching streaming content.

Look for the new bundle to arrive on store shelves on May 4, 2010.

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