“Nintendo will launch its Wii game console in Japan on Dec. 2, company president Satoru Iwata said at a Tokyo news conference on Thursday,” Martyn Williams reports for IDG News Service.
Williams reports, “The console will cost ¥25,000 (US$212.60), which is considerably cheaper than the ¥59,800 price tag of the competing PlayStation 3 that will go on sale on Nov. 11. Overseas launch dates were not immediately available.”
“The company’s innovations with the Wii include its controller, which looks similar to a remote control. The device features motion sensors and links via wireless to the Wii so that it can be swung like a bat in a baseball game or jabbed like a fist in a boxing game. The idea behind the controller is that anyone — not just experienced gamers — can use it,’ Williams reports.
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MacDailyNews Note: Not Apple-related, but may be interesting to some MDN readers. We’re going to follow the story of Nintendo’s Wii for pretty obvious reasons.
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