I don't understand why they haven't just sold the black Wii in the US. It would obviously sell like crazy alongside the white Wii. At this point it seems like the reason isn't a financial one but a personal one, such as wanting Japanese customers to feel special for having the console's home country get a special color. Financially, they stand only to gain if they brought the black Wii outside Japan, so this must be another one of those honor-related things Japanese devs love to latch on to.
It would be nice to have a black controller or two if for no other reason than it makes it easier to remember who had which wiimote after having put them down, but I still miss the N64 days when each of four players could have a unique color. I had grey, black, blue, and purple so there was never and confusion over who had which.
I am all about the custom consoles or 'special' consoles as I have the halo 3 xbox and sold my ps3 to buy the MGS4 custom PS3... however... due to the nature of the Wii, I sold mine as I was way too nervous letting people wing a controller towards my HDTV...but if i didn't sell it and the black one came out, then yes I would find some way to swap them out and get the black one
You know, if I'm buying the console for the first time (or as a replacement), and I have a choice between black and white... I'll go black, of course. But, ultimately, I'm more concerned with the performance of the machine rather than making a fashion statement; that definitely comes in a distant second.
So Nintendo can ship black controllers to the U.S. but not black consoles? What is so hard about that? It's a different color!! Instead of packing those white Wiis on the ship over to the Americas, pack the box full of black Wiis this doesn't make any sense. Americans want black, increase your sales.
[citation][nom]sot010174[/nom]Whats the point? Are you telling me to buy a new (same) console just because it's black? It seems like the Motorola V3 Razr trend has caught up.[/citation]
I agree, what's wrong with my current WII? Besides, if I get a new black WII, then I'd need to buy a new XBOX 360 elite to match it...no thanks!