Nintendo has confirmed it will launch a limited edition black Wii in the UK and Ireland on Friday, November 6th.
The console will hit mainland Europe two weeks later on November 20th.
Nintendo senior product manager for Wii Rob Lowe told MCV: Nintendo has always taken the European market seriously and this isn't the first time a product has launched in the UK or Europe before the US.
"We are keen to launch the black Wii in time for the Christmas sales season and this starts slightly earlier in the UK and Republic of Ireland [than elsewhere].”
The system will come bundled with a Wii Remote, Wii MotionPlus and Nunchuk – all in black – as well as Wii Sports Resort and the original Wii Sports.
Nintendo will also launch the black Classic Controller Pro – an enhanced version of the Wii's Classic Controller.
Additional black Wii Remote controllers, Wii MotionPlus accessories and Nunchuk controllers will also be available to purchase separately across Europe from November 20th.
Pick up this week's MCV for more details.