Black Wii coming; all signs point to May

A photo of a leaked GameStop circular hints at a brand-new black Wii bundle coming in May. Apparently an employee of the game retailer tipped off Kotaku saying the advertisement came along with instructions to hold the information until May 4.

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A photo of a leaked GameStop circular hints at a brand-new black Wii bundle coming in May. Apparently an employee of the game retailer tipped off Kotaku saying the advertisement came along with instructions to hold the information until May 4.

Nintendo has told us the company refuses to comment on rumor or speculation, but it does seem a bit ridiculous that someone would go out of his way to forge an ad detailing the black console. Fanning the flames even more comes word that a subsequent corporate e-mail was sent out warning GameSpot employees to keep information about products like this hush-hush. We're pretty sure we've seen this one before, so it's safe to say you'll probably be able to pick up a black Wii next month.

Perhaps the best news to take away from the leak is the contents of the $200 bundle. In addition to the standard Wii Sports game, these consoles will ship with Wii Sports Resort and Wii MotionPlus as well. Not a bad deal if you ask us, so if you're among the 20 people who've yet to pull the trigger on a Wii, better wait it out another week or two.

Make sure to check out Tuesday's episode of preGAME where we first talked about news of a black Wii.

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