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New Wii colors? (Help with confirmation)

Spectral SwallowSpectral Swallow Registered User regular
edited January 2008 in Games and Technology
Okay, I work for one of the big box stores, and am pretty high up the later.
Now today when I was doing some research on the wii console, the description in our system had changed, from:
"Wii Console with Jacket"

To:
"Wii Console white with Jacket"

Same exact console, just a different description.
Now back when the 20 gig was being discontinued, I called it almost two weeks before it was 'announced' based on our system status, so that's usually pretty reliable.

Personally I couldn't see them adding colors, especially since it's still selling like gangbusters, but anyone else that works the retail side may want to take a look into this.

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    slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    This new description spurred the color rumor quite a while's back already, actually.

    The plain fact is that adding new colors to a console has 2 effects:

    1. It costs time and money to get factories running with new colors. Nintendo is supply constrained as it is; to frustrate the already over-burdened production by introducing new colors would make meeting supply even more difficult.

    2. Introducing new consoles is traditionally done to reinvigorate lessening demand for a system, and it usually has just that very effect. Nintendo's system is in very high demand, so playing that card now would not only have no effect on sales, but would cause even greater demand where supply cannot meet it even now.


    According to Kotaku, Nintendo reps have already stated a response to this idea and their response was that Nintendo is not contemplating new Wii color schemes until current supply issues are resolved.

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    TechBoyTechBoy Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
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    But Ninteeeeendo! You prommmmmised! :(

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    slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    what? they'll come out with new colors eventually. Once they can satisfy some of this extreme demand that there is for the thing right now.

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    GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I for one am drawn to that red wiimote.

    Black console with a red wiimote(s). Oh yeah.

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Ye gods, they've created a monster with 3 right hands and one left hand!

    That or it's 4 people playing while being extremely intimate with each other.

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    FanciestWalnutFanciestWalnut Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Notice the person with the BLACK console wasn't allowed to play, that or he stole another persons wiimote.

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    cocheseisdeadcocheseisdead Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Godfather wrote: »
    I for one am drawn to that red wiimote.

    Black console with a red wiimote(s). Oh yeah.

    And red disc slot.

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    Filler Inc.Filler Inc. Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Notice the person with the BLACK console wasn't allowed to play, that or he stole another persons wiimote.

    That or you didn't look to the right of the green one and notice it right infront of you.

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    X Equals LoserX Equals Loser Wilford Brimley Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Notice the person with the BLACK console wasn't allowed to play, that or he stole another persons wiimote.

    That or you didn't look to the right of the green one and notice it right infront of you.

    That controller looks quite silver to me.

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    Filler Inc.Filler Inc. Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Notice the person with the BLACK console wasn't allowed to play, that or he stole another persons wiimote.

    That or you didn't look to the right of the green one and notice it right infront of you.

    That controller looks quite silver to me.

    Well son of a bitch, I didn't see the silver console in the back, and asumed there were only 4 colors.

    I assumed it was black with glare over it.

    My bad everybody, MY BAD!

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    slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Notice the person with the BLACK console wasn't allowed to play, that or he stole another persons wiimote.

    That or you didn't look to the right of the green one and notice it right infront of you.

    That controller looks quite silver to me.

    That's because of the light reflecting off of it. It's the "black remote" in the picture.

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    AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero The new film by Quentin Koopantino Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I assume we will get a Black Wii when the holidays roll around, then 1 or 2 more colors next year.

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    JohnHamJohnHam Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    slash000 wrote: »
    Notice the person with the BLACK console wasn't allowed to play, that or he stole another persons wiimote.

    That or you didn't look to the right of the green one and notice it right infront of you.

    That controller looks quite silver to me.

    That's because of the light reflecting off of it. It's the "black remote" in the picture.


    No, it's silver. There is no black controller, there are black and silver Wiis.

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    Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    JohnHam wrote: »
    slash000 wrote: »
    Notice the person with the BLACK console wasn't allowed to play, that or he stole another persons wiimote.

    That or you didn't look to the right of the green one and notice it right infront of you.

    That controller looks quite silver to me.

    That's because of the light reflecting off of it. It's the "black remote" in the picture.


    No, it's silver. There is no black controller, there are black and silver Wiis.

    No it's black stop your lies.

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    RizziRizzi Sydney, Australia.Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Man, I can't even find a white Wii.
    Other colours would just make that less likely to happen. :|
    But that green one is pretty..

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    HevachHevach Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    JohnHam wrote: »
    slash000 wrote: »
    Notice the person with the BLACK console wasn't allowed to play, that or he stole another persons wiimote.

    That or you didn't look to the right of the green one and notice it right infront of you.

    That controller looks quite silver to me.

    That's because of the light reflecting off of it. It's the "black remote" in the picture.


    No, it's silver. There is no black controller, there are black and silver Wiis.

    No it's black stop your lies.

    Look in the unlit areas - under the thumb or at the base. It's silver. Even with the light on it, the shadowed parts would look black. Notice how dark the red is in the same shadowed parts of the red controller.

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    slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Well, I guess it could be silver. Or it could be a matte black with weird lighting on it, unless we are to assume that they would use a shiny black instead, which would have different reflective properties. If that's silver there it's an ugly silver.

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    HevachHevach Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    The black Wii shown is glossy, and all the other wiimotes are glossy. I see no reason that the black wiimote would both be the exception and the only one oddly lit.

    Also, look at the base some more - you can see a flesh colored reflection, so whatever color it is, it's glossy.

    Edit: It doesn't really matter in the end. Either way, one color was left out of the wiimote picture, but I doubt they'd ship five colors of Wii and only have matching controllers for four of them. It would be like randomly putting a blue stylus in the pink DS for some reason.

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    slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Then that is one heck of an ugly silver.

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    SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    slash000 wrote: »
    Then that is one heck of an ugly silver.

    Looks like the same silver they used for the GCN

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    randombattlerandombattle Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I don't really care what color they make Wiis in I just need one before smash bros comes out...

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    AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero The new film by Quentin Koopantino Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
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    JeffyJeffy Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Good god that green has gotta go.

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    randombattlerandombattle Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Jeffy wrote: »
    Good god that green has gotta go.

    And yet if you painted some yellow triangles on the side everyone would be screaming for 10 of them. :P

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    GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
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    Fresh!

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    Mace1370Mace1370 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    http://www.colorwarepc.com/

    If you have $ to burn and really want a new color this seems the way to go.

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    ze swift classze swift class Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    All this thread reminded me of is that at one point I wanted to be a hand model.

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    BlueBlueBlueBlue Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I like how they changed the rectangle power button to a circle one. To match the rest I suppose.

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    AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero The new film by Quentin Koopantino Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Godfather wrote: »
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    Fresh!

    I should mention that is from a relatively recent THQ event.

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    PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Looking at that picture makes me want a red Wiimote and realise how much the Wiimote changed between when they first showed it and release.

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    Disco BanditDisco Bandit Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I think the gun for the NES was orange

    not red

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    slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I think the gun for the NES was orange

    not red

    Nintendo officially states that the NES Zapper is "Safety Orange."

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    SomestickguySomestickguy Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Notice the person with the BLACK console wasn't allowed to play, that or he stole another persons wiimote.

    Racism confirmed

    :lol:

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    maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    slash000 wrote: »
    I think the gun for the NES was orange

    not red

    Nintendo officially states that the NES Zapper is "Safety Orange."

    We are not going to have this argument again...are we?

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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2008
    slash000 wrote: »
    I think the gun for the NES was orange

    not red

    Nintendo officially states that the NES Zapper is "Safety Orange."

    We are not going to have this argument again...are we?

    I bought both a grey zapper and orange zapper at the thrift store.

    grey zappers are much heavier than the orange ones for some reason..

    [/tangent]

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    Mr_GrinchMr_Grinch Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I like the Orange Wii.

    Incidentally the Silicone Jackets for the Wii are apparently quite good and not tacky looking at all. And if you don't mind busting up your warranty (although there are no tags to say you've opened it up) then there are complete shell replacements. I've debated doing mine, but I quite like the white look.

    Hell, you can even buy the skins at amazon:

    how to make your Wii hideous

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    SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2008
    Man, this reminds me that I ordered the complimentary official wiimote covers from Nintendo about a month ago and haven't seen a pip from them since.

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