With the Sony PlayStation 3 now put back until March next year, pre-Christmas would be a good time for Nintendo to launch Wii here. Which they are doing – on November 24th, with a price tag of £149. And don’t panic – there’s plenty to go round.
That’s the date leaked by MCV, one week ahead of Nintendo’s offical announcement about a Euro launch, expected on Friday September 15th in Europe. The price is as expected – around £50 cheaper than the Core Xbox 360 Pack and £275 cheaper than the proposed price for the PS3.
Senior industry sources have told MCV that Wii stock availability will not be an issue in the UK, with plenty of consoles for both the November launch and the Christmas run-in.