Black Nintendo Wii and red DSi to hit Japan this summer


What’s a sure-fire way to stimulate sales on an aging product? Produce it in new colors of course. And that’s just what Nintendo is going to do starting this summer with the Wii and DSi.

The black Wii will be available on August 1st with like-color Wiimote, nunchuck, and classic controller. Also, expect the red DSi on July 11. Just like almost everything else Nintendo, these will be Japan-only for a while, but it’s probably a safe bet that both will be released here in the States before the holiday shopping season.