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NCL Wii event - Let's try this again

by rawmeatcowboy
14 September 2006
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Reminder: I strongly suggest you get our updates from one of the blogs below, or our IRC Chat. I cannot garauntee that GoNintendo will not get bogged down again (it most likely will). The same info will be posted on all 3 blogs…live. Once again, if GoNintendo slows down to where I cannot post on it, I will post a summary of the info once GoNintendo gets back to normal.

GoNintendo Just Incase Blog 1

GoNintendo Just Incase Blog 2

GoNintendo Just Incase Blog 3

Updates will appear under this sentence.


First off, what is this article all about?

Wii for $250 on Nov 19th in the US, Wii Sports packed in? Linked from Joystiq. Thanks to the guys who sent this in! Not confirmed, but it is the NY Times

*UPDATE 2* - Here is another blog for you to keep an eye on, a Famitsu blog with pics from the event.

*UPDATE 3* - IGN posts on NY Times article

*UPDATE 4* - Virtual Console Prices in picture below. Incase it doesnt load VC prices: Famicom 500 yen, Super Famicom 800 yen, Nintendo 64 1000 yen


*UPDATE 5* - 1:38 a.m. EST [update 7]: Famitsu reports 30 Nintendo games and 30 PC Engine/Megadrive (Turbo-Grafx/Genesis) games before end of year. Ten new virtual console games every month! (joystiq)

*UPDATE 6* - NY Times article has been pulled off the web

*UPDATE 7* -
1:55 p.m. [update 8]: And the other shoe drops. Famitsu is reporting a December 2 launch and 25,000 yen price for Japan. (joystiq)

*UPDATE 8* - Nintendo will be posting a Japanese press release momentarily and will have full text of Iwata’s speech in about an hour. Also, will go live in Japan in about an hour

Press release here

*Update 8*
Gemaga reports 3,800 yen cost for the remote, 1800 yen for the classic controller, and 1800 yen for the nunchuck attachment.

*UPDATE 9* 2:13 a.m. EST [update 12]: Famitsu reports 16 titles from ten publishers at launch. Cost of games: 4,800 yen to 6,800 yen. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will cost 6,800 yen.
2:16 a.m. EST [update 13]: Gemaga reports Wii Sports will not be a pack-in game, but will cost 4,800 yen and include five sports games.

*Update 10*
Some Nintendo titles at launch UNCONFIRMED

WiiSports 4800
Odoru! Made in Wario 5800 (Odoru = dance)
Pokemon: Battle Revolution

The main part of the conference is over, product demos are going on. That is about it for info…some more little bits might trickle in. I will be here for another hour and a half, and then I am off to NYC to cover the US event!

Wii preview movie, click here

Huge list of Wii titles, some including dates

Japanese version of has tons of Wii videos, go hunting now! (the US version) has been updated with a link to the Japanese site. The US version is setup for more updates to come…most likely after the US conference today.


Video involving virtual console

Make sure to check out all the other page numbers on the link above, more videos await you! Page 12 has new Zelda and Pokemon footage, page 9 has talk of a bulletin board which you can send picstures and pms to friends. Seriously guys, dig through those pages!


Look at what the press got! I cannot confirm if they are real or not…I say not.

virtual img1

Virtual Console baby!

Alright guys, that is all you are getting outta me for now. I absolutely have to get ready to head into the city now. I have to get to the train station, catch a train, make my way to the event…and hopefully have time to post a little before it starts! Keep an eye on IGN, Joystiq, and all those sites…as well as the Japanese Wii site. Have fun guys!