My two weeks in Japan went by in a flash, but I have the memories to last a lifetime — and now I'm sharing them with you! My trip through the "Electric City" taught me a lot about gadgets in the land of the rising sun, and attending the Tokyo Game Show was one of the highlights of my trip. And even though I didn't get to see the massive Gundam statue in all its glory, I did get to check out the head at TGS. Trust me, this thing is huge! Check out all the geeky sights from one side of the city to the other in this slideshow.
I caught these designer console skins from WaSaBi while cruising the merch area at this year's Tokyo Game Show, and spent about ten minutes trying to decide on whether or not to splurge. I'm kind of loving the cherry blossom theme on the right, but I can't tell if it would take away from the natural and minimalist feel of the Wii, and/or clash with the rest of my decor. The other designs are pretty sweet too but still, I've never been one to mod my consoles, even if it's with a $20 skin. Help me decide — what do you think?
You may not be able to get your hands on the black Wii console like the Japanese — I got a chance to see it up close while in Japan this week and can attest to its sexiness — but soon you can get yourself a regular ol' white one for a little less dough.
Announced at this year's Tokyo Game Show, the Wii will be available for $200 starting this Sunday. Perfect timing for the holiday shopping season (and assumed holiday shortage), Nintendo is aligning itself with the entry-level Xbox 360, which while coming in at the same price, boasts lots more features (like Netflix streaming for example). So although the Wii has been one tough cookie to find on store shelves, it's obvious that Nintendo wants to stay competitive. Or maybe there's a new model coming? I guess we'll just have to wait and see.