Quick follow-up to the story we did last week on the black Wii coming out in Japan on August 1. Apparently, Nintendo has no plans to bring it out Stateside, according to a post by Libe Goad over at AOL's GameDaily.
A Nintendo rep said there are "no plans to have other colors of Wii in the U.S."
Say it ain't so, Nintendo. A lot of us Yanks (and some Canucks) are jonesing for a black Wii. In fact, our very own John Falcone has been going around for months telling people he's been holding off on getting a Wii until a black version comes out. (It also wouldn't hurt if the thing added an HDMI connection).
Of course, Nintendo might be just playing it coy because it's worried people will stop buying the current white Wii if they know a new black one is coming. Or it might not be. But it seems like a no-brainer to release a black Wii in the U.S.--and the rest of the world.
Additional reading: Black Wii gets packaged