Nintendo Wii paints itself red for Super Mario's 25th birthday

Nintendo Wii paints itself red for Super Mario's 25th birthday

Summary: Nintendo has gone all out for the 25th birthday of Super Mario Bros. by going Mario Paint on its Wii console and outfitting it in a special edition cherry red exterior.

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Nintendo has gone all out for the 25th birthday of Super Mario Bros. by going Mario Paint on its Wii console and outfitting it in a special edition cherry red exterior.

Not only will the birthday bundle include a new Wii Remote Plus controller, but also a pre-loaded copy of Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary Edition. This enhanced version of the timeless classic is different because all the gold brick spots where you'd jump to hit a coin now say "25."

Unfortunately, like everything else cool, this special anniversary-edition Nintendo Wii will only be available in Japan when it launches on November 11 for ¥20,000 ($243). Don't they understand how much we love Mario and friends stateside too? We'll just have to dust off our NES and SNES consoles to celebrate.

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  • RE: Nintendo Wii paints itself red for Super Mario's 25th birthday

    That's cute and all but they really need to come out with a new updated console.
    Loverock Davidson
  • RE: Nintendo Wii paints itself red for Super Mario's 25th birthday

    The blocks say 25? That's all?
    Way to pull out all the stops for this milestone, Nintendo! :p
    jmwells21
  • RE: Nintendo Wii paints itself red for Super Mario's 25th birthday

    New console, not yet.

    Wii has outsold PS3 and XBox, globally.

    Sony and Microsoft's 'motion' controllers are laughable.
    neilpost
    • Are they now..?

      @neilpost
      They're version 1.0 products. Laughable? I don't think so. I think there's a future for them. Many modern sci fi flicks employ similar technology. From Earth: Final Conflict to Minority Report to the most recent Iron Man 2 all feature controller free interactive technology.

      Funny thing about sci fi movies and such. They often point to technology that is just around the corner. Just look at the Star Trek communicator - it's given rise to cellular technology. The Star Trek Padd likewise is now giving birth to the tablet computing phenomenon. Just as it's taken a couple of decades for Cell phones to become mainstream and about a decade for tablets to do the same, it may take a while for motion based input to get all the kinks worked out and make it a mainstream tool.
      Wolfie2K3
      • RE: Nintendo Wii paints itself red for Super Mario's 25th birthday

        @Wolfie2K3 Seriously, Kinect is a joke.
        cyberslammer
  • RE: Nintendo Wii paints itself red for Super Mario's 25th birthday

    We at the Shady Rest nursing home really love the Wii-fit. But our motions are measured in seconds & centimeters. The bowling & golf games require too much & too fast movements. We prefer games that require less stress on our aged bones like: Crawl Tag, Feed Me Nurse!, Visitor Staredown, Where's Mr. Johnson?, Who Owes me Money? and In Search of the Lost Wii Controller. Slooower is better.
    Rickyc111