New Wii Hits U.S. This Holiday Season

New U.S. Wii Without GamecubeYou may have seen our other post about a new Wii for Europe – Well, Nintendo has just announced today that a similiar package is hittiing the U.S. this holiday season.  It looks like this new stripped down Wii, losing the GameCube support and vertical stand, will be the next (and possibly final) iteration of this generation of the Nintendo Wii console.

According to Nintendo,

Starting Oct. 23, a new Wii console bundle will be available at U.S. retailers, including the New Super Mario Bros.™ Wii game, a special Super Mario Galaxy™ soundtrack CD, a black Wii Remote™ Plus controller and a black Nunchuk™ controller. The new bundle will be offered at a suggested retail price of $149.99.

Nintendo then hit the nail on the coffin – officially confirming no more GameCube:

The newly configured black Wii console sits horizontally rather than vertically and is designed exclusively for Wii game play and entertainment experiences (Nintendo GameCube™ software and accessories are not supported).