When will North American Wii owners finally have a sleek black console that matches their black Wii Remote, Nunchuk and Classic Controller? Maybe as early as May, according to multiple retail sources.
Tipsters from Target, GameStop and Future Shop—as well as one shopper at FYE, where the black Wii bundle is apparently available for pre-order—tell Kotaku that a new Wii bundle is bound for the United States and Canada in May, one that will include a black-colored Wii console, first released in Japan in the summer of 2009. The new Wii bundle appears to also include a copy of Wii Sports Resort and a Wii MotionPlus add-on in the package. The new bundle is listed at $199.99 USD.
That new Wii package is scheduled for release in the U.S. on May 9 and in Canada on May 23, according to those retail sources.
When contacted for comment and clarification, Nintendo of America did not offer one, only reminding us that Nintendo does not comment on rumors and speculation. We'd totally forgotten about that policy, so that was really helpful.