Wii MotionPlus Coming June 8 for $US20

After months of silence on Nintendo's part, Wii MotionPlus has finally gotten an official release date. It'll be out June 8th for $US20.

Nintendo's Wii Sports Resort, which has been designed specifically for the peripheral, will not be available until July 26. As we reported last July, it will sell for $US50, bundled with one Wii MotionPlus add-on. (In the meantime, a few third party games will fill in the MotionPlus software gap.)

Kotaku is quick to point out that "With Wii Remotes pricing at $USUS39.99, $US19.99 for a Nunchaku and now $US19.99 for the Wii MotionPlus, that means it costs $US80 for a fully loaded Wii Remote." We couldn't have said it better ourselves. For a family of four, the Wii has ballooned to be a $US500 system...before batteries. [Kotaku]

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