Nintendo’s Wii on Toys ‘R’ Us hot holiday list

“Toy retailer Toys ‘R’ Us has unveiled its ‘hot toy’ list for the upcoming holiday season, and this year it includes a video game console for the first time — Nintendo Co. Ltd.’s Wii,” Nicole Maestri reports for Reuters.

Maestri reports, “Wii’s inclusion in the list comes as electronics play an increasingly prominent role in children’s toys.”

“Nintendo’s Wii will make its U.S. debut on November 19 in what is expected to be a hot holiday season for video game consoles, with Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 3 slated to hit U.S. stores November 17,” Maestri reports. “The Wii, priced at $250, features a motion-sensing controller that operates like a television remote control and lets players simulate swinging a bat, sword or tennis racquet.”

Full article here.

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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  1. Good for Nintendo. At least they’re doing their own thing not just copying someone elses success. Depending on when Wii comes into good availability combined with leader pricing could mean a large segment of the market could deside to postpone an expensive system purchase and grab a Wii plus some new games on the cheap.

  2. looooonnnnng time reader, first post. what if that usb port on the back of the “iTV” would allow for hooking up the Wii and use the Front Row interface. you now have a total media hub. just wild speculation, but that would be cool.

  3. “Thanks to MDN for covering the Wii. I’ll be very interested to see what happens next!”

    Agreed, I have never been so pumped about a game console! Nintendo punched a hole in the side of the tunnel they, Sony and M$ have been in and is going in a new direction. I think this is a great story to follow, how much more ‘Think Different’ can you get. Change the graphics and you may get a good response BUT change how they play the game… This is HUGE!

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