Super Mario 25th anniversary Wii and DSi confirmed for UK

Red Nintendo consoles to launch later this month

Celebratory Wii and DSi to launch later this month

Nintendo has confirmed that the limited edition red Nintendo Wii and red Nintendo DSi XL consoles launched in Japan to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original Super Mario Bros. will be released in the UK later this month.

First to arrive will be the Nintendo DSi XL Special Edition Pack which will include a red DSi XL console branded with Mario characters as well as a copy of New Super Mario Bros. when it reaches a European market on October 22nd.

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This will be followed a week later on October 29th by the New Super Mario Bros. Wii Pack that is set to feature a red Nintendo Wii, red Wii Remote Plus and a red Nunchuk. The celebratory Mario hued Wii console will also come preloaded with three titles: New Super Mario Bros., Wii Sports and the original edition of Donkey Kong that famously features the little Italian plumber in his now trademark red overalls.

Whilst pricing information has yet to be announced, the official dates ends speculation that the Mario 25th anniversary Nintendo consoles would be exclusively available in Japan.

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