The distributors of Wii in South Africa - Core Gaming - today announced that a new Wii bundle will be available at retailers this spring. The bundle will include the newly redesigned Wii which is slightly streamlined and built to sit horizontally like the Wii U rather than stand vertically like previous models. Unfortunately the redesigned Wii is no longer backwards compatible with GameCube software.
The bundle also includes a Wii Remote with built-in MotionPlus along with two of Nintendo’s best-selling titles - Wii Sports and Wii Party. No information on pricing was provided by Core but I would expect it to sell for a figure between R1 200 and R1 500.
The Wii U may be creeping onto the horizon but the original Wii still has plenty to offer in the way of quality exclusives such as the Super Mario Galaxy series and the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. In fact, if you’ve never bought a Wii or chose to sell your system then Skyward Sword is the perfect excuse to pick one up and experience that specific brand of Nintendo magic which has entranced gamers for over thirty years.