Back when the Nintendo Wii launched in 2006, the company showed possible console colors: White, red, silver, lime green and black. White was the launch color, and that's all customers have had. Until now.

Today, Nintendo announced that it will be launching a black-colored Wii in Japan on August 1 for ¥25,000 (US$260). Besides the console, Nintendo will be selling black Wii peripherals as well. They are priced as follows:

• Black Wii Remote ¥3,800 (US$40)
• Black Nunchaku ¥1,800 (US$19)
• Black Classic Controller Pro ¥2,000 (US$21)

The white colored Wii went on sale on December 2 in Japan when the platform initially launched.