One does not simply walk into Wal-Mart and spend $50 on a brand-new Zelda game. Not when there's a chance to spend $20 more for a gold-colored Wii Remote Plus!
In 2005, Nintendo showed off the controller for its then-upcoming home console at the Tokyo Game Show. The console was still codenamed the Revolution, and the motion controller was nothing short of just that. The debut blew people's minds. You could feel it in the room.
In Japan, Nintendo is releasing new hardware bundles this month, and a new hardware color next.
For ten bucks more than the cost of a Wii Remote Plus you can pick up the new Nintendo controller with a copy of FlingSmash, Artoon's paddle-ball platformer. Is it worth it? Let's see.
Last year, Nintendo released Wii Sports Resort, and the bundle featured the Wii MotionPlus add-on. But in 2010, Nintendo is now phasing in the Wii RemotePlus with its on-board Wii MotionPlus. What does that mean for Wii Sports Resort?
Late last month, a retail listing showed a FlingSmash bundle with the then unrevealed Wii RemotePlus. That controller is real and so is the bundle.
According to Nintendo, the Wii RemotePlus will be released on November 7 and priced at US$39.99. It features on-board Wii MotionPlus.
Joining Europe and Japan, North America is getting the red Wii bundle that celebrates the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros.
Late last month, Nintendo confirmed that new Wii Remotes with on-board Wii MotionPlus. Today, the company has dated and priced the new Wii-motes, dubbed "Wii Remote Plus".
Finally delivering on something that really should have been made available last year, Nintendo today revealed a new controller that combines the original Wii Remote and its add-on, Wii MotionPlus, in the same casing.
And it is apparently called "Wii Remote Plus".