Despite the fact that each of the world's three most important video gaming consoles are strongly attached to some iconic colors (black for the PS3, pearly white for the Nintendo Wii and white for the Microsoft Xbox 360), every now and then, their manufacturers come up with special editions, which offer a fairly limited number of different colored consoles.
However, this won't be the case at all with the Wii, since Nintendo just announced the fact that an all-black Wii was heading towards the market as we speak and should arrive in stores on August 1. This is the first major color revision of the Wii since the gaming console was originally introduced, back in 2006, and the best part is that no price increases are involved, the black Wii selling for 25,000 Yen (or 260 US dollars), the same as the white version.
Nintedo also announced a new color upgrade for its portable console, the DSi, which will be available in red, starting with mid-July. However, unlike the Wii, the DSi was already available in several color versions (after all, it's a portable console, so it should match more the user's own tastes), namely black and white (since November 2008) and pink, green and blue (since March 2009).
Besides the new colors for the Nintendo Wii and the DSi, the Japanese company also came up with a couple of accessories, designed specifically to fit these “new” gaming consoles. Hence, Nintendo will introduce a black Wii Remote (well, we saw that coming, didn't we?), which will retail for around 3800 Yen (40 US dollars), a black Nunchuck (1800 Yen or 19 US dollars), plus a black (and a white) PRO Classic Controller, selling for 2,000 Yen (20 US dollars).
Unfortunately, all these prices and release dates refer solely to the Japanese market for the time being. However, given the huge level of popularity the Wii and DSi enjoy everywhere, it's very likely that these new color options will arrive on other markets as well, probably by mid-autumn or the Christmas holiday shopping season. We are just a few, but there are many of you, Softpedia users, out there. That's why we thought it would be a good idea to create an email address for you to help us a little in finding gadgets we missed. Interesting links are bound to be posted with recognition going mainly to those who submit. The address is .