by Mike Bendel on October 21, 2010 @ 12:03 pm
Nintendo of America finally jumped on the bandwagon with its other regional divisions today, announcing that a pair of red Wii and DSi XL bundles, reserved for Mario’s 25th anniversary, will hit the US on November 7.
The confirmation solidifies listings that inadvertently emerged over at retailer Wal-Mart last week, ahead of Nintendo’s official word. Here’s a run-down on what’s included:
Red Wii Bundle: This limited-edition Wii hardware comes in beautiful red to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original Super Mario Bros. game. The bundle includes New Super Mario Bros.™ Wii and a new red Wii Remote Plus controller, in addition to all the other included items, like Wii Sports™ and a red Nunchuk™ controller. It will be available while supplies last at a suggested retail price of just $199.99.
Red Nintendo DSi XL Bundle: This special-edition Nintendo DSi XL bundle is also red in honor of the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. and features three iconic Super Mario Bros.-themed graphics. The bundle comes with Mario Kart™ DS, which looks gorgeous on the extra-large screen. That’s in addition to the pre-loaded software of Brain Age™ Express: Arts & Letters, Brain Age Express: Math and Photo Clock. It will be available while supplies last at a suggested retail price of just $179.99.
Additionally, November 7 marks the retail debut of Wii Remote Plus. Priced at $39.99, these controllers have the enhanced precision offered by MotionPlus built-in.
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