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Nintendo Announces Wii Price and Launch for Europe

Today at a press conference held in London’s Docklands, Satoru Iwata, Global President of Nintendo, unveiled the new Wii console’s much-anticipated price, date and software line-up for European launch. Wii is set to launch in Europe on December 8, 2006 at an estimated retail price of 249 Euros (179 British Pounds), bundled with Wii Sports. Accompanying the console launch will be around 20 software titles including Wii Play and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and from third party publishers launch games include: Ubisoft’s Red Steel, EA’s Need for Speed: Carbon, Activision’s Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam, and Sega’s Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz. Yesterday Nintendo announced that Wii would launch in the Americas for $250 on November 19, two days after the PlayStation 3 launches.