Wasn't sure if this should go in an existing thread or not, but for all the Aussies here, thought I'd post this.
Comes with Wii Sports
Sounds good. The day before my birthday too. Hooray. Price could've been a bit cheaper I thought. Cube launched here for $320 Australian, though initially it was going to be $399 Aus, but then Xbox dropped their price before Cube came out and Nintendo dropped theirs in response.
Still, it's here before the end of the year. Hooray.
$399! THESE PRICES ARE NEVER TO BE REPEATED!
AT THESE PRICES THE WII WILL BE WALKING OUT THE DOOR!
Yer pretty sweet, glad the Wii is coming before the end of the year but I'm a tiny bit disappointed that it's costing that much and not a bit cheaper, but for what it is, I think it's worth that lil bit more. But Pray-tell, I won't be getting one straight away on the release day.
What's in the box for $399.95?
• Wii console - white
• 1x Wii Remote
• Nunchuk attachment
• Console stand
• Sensor bar and stand
• AV composite/component cable
• AC adaptor
• 2x AA batteries
What games will be available on day one?
Nintendo Australia has indicated that around 20 games will debut with the Wii console, but has yet to reveal an official line-up. However, the North American list, which will bear much resemblance to ours locally, is available below.
• Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII
• Call of Duty 3
• Excite Truck
• Far Cry: Vengeance
• GT Pro Series
• Madden NFL 07
• Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
• Monster 4x4: World Circuit
• Need for Speed: Carbon
• Open Season
• Rapala Tournament Fishing
• Rayman Raving Rabbids
• Red Steel
• Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
• The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
• Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent
• Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam
• Trauma Center: Second Opinion
• World Series of Poker
• Wii Sports (bundled with the console)
What about the Virtual Console?
Nintendo's Virtual Console service is set to offer players the opportunity to purchase and download classic Nintendo games and smaller, entirely brand new creations. There are two options for making payments.
• Credit Card transaction
• In-store point cards - available as 20000 Wii Points for US$20.
How much will Virtual Console games cost?
Bonus games may be given away in the future, but there will be multiple prices for purchasing new and legacy games. In North America, the prices for classic games are as follows:
• NES - 500 Wii Points = US$5 = AU$6.95
• SNES - 800 Wii Points = US$8 = AU$9.95
• N64 - 1000 Wii Points = US$10 = AU$12.95
Nintendo Australia will reveal its official pricing structure in the coming weeks.
What Wii Channels will be accessible?
The Wii Channel Menu is the main gateway for a variety of easy-to-use, interactive multimedia, entertainment and communication functions. While Nintendo Australia has yet to reveal what channels will become available down under, Japan and North America have access to the following:
• Disc Channel
• Mii™ Channel
• Photo Channel
• Forecast Channel
• News Channel
• Wii Shop Channel
• Internet Channel
• Wii Message Board
More are set to be unveiled in the near future.
You lucky Aussies, Americans and Japanese already know the price and the release date... Here at Europe, we have to wait more than you did. So December 7th? I hope that it'll be the same price, date and offer here in Europe/Greece, too. We'll see. You lucky Aussies...
Whats wrong with 400? Think about it. Its a great price. Wii sports, even though the small game it is would have been priced at about $70 so we are actually spending 330 on the console. Wi-Fi straight out of the box aswell. You don't have to buy a $100 Wi-Fi thingy like you do for 360..
The price doesn't suprise me actually. We Aussies are the battered housewives of the gaming world. We get beaten daily and just keep coming back for more. From what i understand there have been alot of pre-orders for Wii here already.