Nintendo took a note out of a page in the Xbox 360 manual that specifically says whenever there is a high profile game coming, bring out a new addition of the console as a way to entice your consumers to spend more money. It is a working marketing strategy (Halo Reach, Arkham City, Gears of War 3), and Nintendo has done it before with their Wii (the red console for their New Super Mario Bros. game). Well they are doing it again, this time in promotion for their new Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Sure, the Mario & Sonic Olympic games aren’t that great, but I have to say, this aqua blue console is pretty appealing to me. It comes with the game and a matching Wii Remote Plus. Since the Nunchuck isn’t included on the box, it is doubtful there will be a matching one. This console will be available in Europe in November; no North American release date has been planned
Still, it is a beautiful color console, I think I would want one just for that. Would you guys buy one?