During your Nintendo talk you touched on the fact that the black version of the Wiimote and Nunchuck are making their way stateside, and I had a flashback to the days before the Wii came out when it was still called the "Revolution".
In 2005-2006, Nintendo's marketing people went on and on about how this console was going to take a departure from the standard white/black/gray and come in a wide variety of colors, at launch right? I specifically remember photos showing the Revolution/Wii in red, green, silver, etc.
So now a full 3 years Nintendo is throwing us a black Wiimote as the only color option. Does anyone else think that this is really lame? I mean, we occasionally get a colorful DS model but the Wii has been stuck in white for 3 years and they led everyone to believe that they were going to give us more options for the hues of our consoles.
I'm not really complaining, and I don't care that much about Wii colors, I guess I just wish that when games/consoles are announced and bragged about at tradeshows that these companies would follow through and deliver on the features that are supposed to make their products great.
This is exactly the same as Microsoft promising that the Live Marketplace would be a place you could make REAL money, or SONY talking about cross-game invites on the PS3. These companies can get away with delivering some of the features at launch and then once they've made their money, they haphazardly throw us the features they talked about in the beginning.
Here's an Engadget post from 2005 - http://www.engadget.com/2005/05/18/m...do-revolution/
Also, if anyone cares about colored Wii consoles I guess you could go to http://www.colorwarepc.com
and get that done but I'm sure most people would rather have the choice up front.