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Wii $250 - Nov 19th - The Nintendo 2-Day Press Event Thread!


#481 Ikohn4ever   No Women, No Children CAGiversary!   10804 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Ikohn4ever

Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:29 AM

http://www.nintendo....vie/lineup.html

#482 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   69130 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:29 AM

well first off they mention only 4 games in the US version which seems weird and also you would think they would both include their flagship game, but since NOJ isnt doing maybe NOA isnt doing it either.

It mentioned four of the included sports and nothing specific about how many were to be included in the game. As for the different packages, it can happen. We won't know for sure until tomorrow.

The article is back up for whoever said it was down.

#483 tilcfast   iDoc CAGiversary!   182 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

tilcfast

Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:30 AM

Anybody else watching the weird movies up on wii.com?

#484 Michaellvortega   Halo 3 is coming........ CAGiversary!   3643 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Michaellvortega

Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:32 AM

Unless they offer some type of multilayer in VC I fail to see the worth of it. Why pay $5 for Metal gear or Duck tales :roll: when you can get them other ways for free? Any why is boxing a Japanese exclusive?

#485 Blaine   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   552 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:33 AM

The strap thing is a cool idea. Keeps me from killing a cat with an errant Wiimote.

#486 oleander   TYRANNOSAURS IN F14s!! CAGiversary!   489 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:33 AM

3:19PM: A note on price of console:

To get a better idea of what 25,000 yen is in USD, one needs to take purchasing power parity into account. While the direct translation is around $215, the latest PPP data (found here: http://www.oecd.org/std/ppp) shows 81 units in Japan to equate 100 units in the USA.

That is: (25,000*(100-81)) = 29,750 yen. Converted, that's -> $252.89 USD.

This means the NY Times article may yet turn out to be true and the Wii could cost US$250 in North America.



Pricing info.


I still think Nintendo's previous pricing structure is a better estimate:

25000 yen (Wii JPN) * ($130 (DSLite US) / 16800 yen (DSLite JPN)) = ~$193

my guess = $200

I guess the NYT article still seems reasonably credible, but $200+$40 = $250? It seems like they should include another controller for that price (I already thought that, but their pricing certainly seems to support the idea), but that seems to be overcorrecting...

#487 weevles   No. CAGiversary!   17510 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:34 AM

Ok, so there's still a few more hours to wait until we get the "Official" Launch/Price info for USA in NYC, then?

I know it's the NY Times, but it doesn't seem right that they would leak info like that.

Still, $249.99 on Nov 19th is really not surprising...

#488 Blaine   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   552 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:34 AM

No idea what's going on, but the Mii channel seems cool.

http://www.wii.com/j...ies/miichannel/

#489 BryceDraven   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   236 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

BryceDraven

Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:35 AM

That sounds like a good starting price. I just might get a Wii to start out with and wait for the PS3 to drop in price and work out the bugs. Wii! ^.^ I am sooo going to master Smash Bros Wii style.

#490 Ikohn4ever   No Women, No Children CAGiversary!   10804 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Ikohn4ever

Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:35 AM

anyone know what game it was where the chick was swimming


ohh and there was a short lil RE clip too, looked like somethin from RE remake

#491 Blaine   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   552 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:36 AM

The video of the game lineup is also doing a good job to raise my spirits.

http://www.nintendo....vie/lineup.html

#492 Dick Tracy   The Man in the Yellow Hat CAGiversary!   38662 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:38 AM

Heard some stuff I knew I was gonna hear; heard some stuff I didn't want to hear.

I might pass on the whole launch day thing, now.

Wii Sports looks like dogshit, by the way. That's a bold, bold move not to package a tech-demo with the console.

#493 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   69130 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:39 AM

15:30: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Odoru! Made in Wario, Wii Sports and Pokémon Battle Revolution will be available to the launching of Nintendo Wii in Japan.

15:11: 16 [games] Nintendo Wii of 10 different [publishers] will be available for the launching of the console to Japan. The prices will vary from 4.800 yens with 6.800 yens.


Interesting. I didn't think the Pokemon Battle game was that far along. The others aren't much of a surprise. $41 to $57 games with 16 to choose from sounds decent enough. I wonder what the rest of the Japanese launch games are. :-k

#494 gofishn   Go Noles! CAGiversary!   1662 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:39 AM

The video of the game lineup is also doing a good job to raise my spirits.

http://www.nintendo....vie/lineup.html


Wing Island looks pretty cool. I assume that will make its way over here as the Wii version of one of my all time favorites, Pilotwings.

#495 basketkase543   I Heart Costco's Chicken CAGiversary!   3103 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

basketkase543

Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:39 AM

So has the entire videogame industry now lost track of the voice of the gamers? It all started with Xbox 360 and their multiple SKUs at inflated prices and continued with the PS3 price and hardware shortages. The final nail in the gamer's coffin could very well be Nintendo's strategy.

#496 neudog   Airborne! CAGiversary!   7517 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:40 AM

Anybody else watching the weird movies up on wii.com?


Wow a nintendo weather channel and the depth in that character creation. Oh I forgot to mention I love getting emails from old men; probably from the girls grandfather.

#497 Capraesque   Member since 2003 CAGiversary!   1439 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Capraesque

Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:41 AM

Tomorrow we shall know for sure what the USA date and price will be.

#498 maigoyume   The Lost Dreamer CAGiversary!   6958 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:42 AM

The video of the game lineup is also doing a good job to raise my spirits.

http://www.nintendo....vie/lineup.html


i'm with you on this one bro, i feel better after watching it, but STILL

#499 TurboChickenMan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   399 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:42 AM

Well, since the official Japanese site is up, I think that's it for updates until the US event. :)

#500 MusicNoteLess   empty CAGiversary!   8883 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

MusicNoteLess

Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:47 AM

As long as they have Trauma Center at launch day, I can bear the $250 price (if its true)

#501 Blaine   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   552 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:49 AM

A few things:


Can anyone identify the game about, oh, 20 seconds in. Big guy made out yellow bricks, right before the first Red Steel part? Looks like you're slap boxing with people or something.

Can anyone identify the turnbased sorta game immediately after Red Steel?

Finally...the lamest thing I think I've said in a long time:

The interface looks really cool and I'm interested in the weather channel.

I feel shame.

#502 trq   I *am* the reinforcements CAGiversary!   2365 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:49 AM

A few points:

Yes, it would be nice if the VC pricing was cheaper. But it's pretty much what XBLA games are going for, so I'm not surprised. I'll give you three guesses what Sony will be charging for their service/games, and the first two don't count.

Same with the controller. OF COURSE the controller is gong to be more expensive than average. Seriously.

Yes, the Zelda delay is nuts. Freaking finish the thing already, guys. That said, it's still supposed to be out by the holidays, so the time frame from Nov. 19 to Xmas is ~ a month. Not the end of the world. And frankly, if it makes more people pick up third-party games on launch day, so much the better for Nintendo in the long run.

Lastly, I think quite a few of you people have let wishful thinking get the better of you. A late-November launch for $200 ($250 w/ pack-in, probably Wii Sports) has been the common consensus for months.

For the historical record, here's a quick-'n-dirty list of Wii price threads that have cropped up since May-ish. All I'll say is that some people got the price on the button, and reacted (positively or negatively) accordingly. Either way, that's fine. But some of you dumbasses crying "ZOMG Nintendoes is teh R.I.P!" are on record as saying $250 with a pack-in is a great price, and you'd get one on launch day, and other such silliness.

http://www.cheapassg...ead.php?t=95278
http://www.cheapassg...ead.php?t=95771
http://www.cheapassg...ead.php?t=95387
http://www.cheapassg...ead.php?t=95947
http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=103309
http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=100327
http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=104677
http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=105597
http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=107274
http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=107471

#503 tilcfast   iDoc CAGiversary!   182 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

tilcfast

Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:49 AM

Did anyone else see the character design video it's called Mii

isn't that disgustingly cute.

http://www.nintendo....ntation/10.html

#504 Demolition Man   REV-OH-LU-TION! CAGiversary!   14856 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Demolition Man

Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:50 AM

Well folks things could be worse....... Nintendo could delay the system launch until next year.

#505 neudog   Airborne! CAGiversary!   7517 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:52 AM

i'm with you on this one bro, i feel better after watching it, but STILL


I gurantee you half of those titles could have easily been developed and looked the same on the NGC. This video makes me sick and even more pissed. By the time the life cycle ends for the Wii, a game developer will only be able to pull from it a title that might be on the same level as a 1st gen 360 title; this is a big maybe. I've always enjoyed Nintendo because their titles are fun, but to screw everyone on launch is absurd. If any of you don't think Nintendo is screwing you you're out of your mind. I will eventually own a Wii because I am a collector of all systems, but on lauch Wii will not get a dime from me.

#506 maigoyume   The Lost Dreamer CAGiversary!   6958 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:53 AM

A few things:


Can anyone identify the game about, oh, 20 seconds in. Big guy made out yellow bricks, right before the first Red Steel part? Looks like you're slap boxing with people or something.

Can anyone identify the turnbased sorta game immediately after Red Steel?

Finally...the lamest thing I think I've said in a long time:

The interface looks really cool and I'm interested in the weather channel.

I feel shame.


the yellow bricks one MAY be dragon quest Wii, turn based one is fire emblem Wii

#507 Blaine   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   552 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:54 AM

Did anyone else see the character design video it's called Mii

isn't that disgustingly cute.

http://www.nintendo....ntation/10.html


Yeah. I'm oddly intrigued by the little sound effects the interface makes.

Also the whole Google Earth thing they got going on with the weather channel is surprisingly hip.

Finally, towards the end of the game video it looked like a Bishi Bashi Special game.

#508 ratzombie   aka yunkie CAGiversary!   12864 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:54 AM

How much is a fucking 360 controller? Maybe I'll be getting the Wii after the 360 after all. :/

#509 thespillcanvas   Banned Banned   814 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

thespillcanvas

Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:56 AM

anyone know what game it was where the chick was swimming

I'd like to know this too.
That video got me interested in alot of games I didn't know I wanted. :D

#510 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   69130 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:57 AM

A few things:


Can anyone identify the game about, oh, 20 seconds in. Big guy made out yellow bricks, right before the first Red Steel part?

Dragon Quest. That enemy was in the E3 trailer if I remember correctly.