Wii launch: North America versus Japan


This weekend the Wii is making its debut in Japan with sixteen titles ready for launch. Big names on the list are Odaru Made in Wario (Wario Ware: Smooth Moves), Elebits, Wii Play, Trauma Center: Second Opinion and of course Zelda. The quantity of titles for the North American launch was slightly bigger, 21 games came out with the Wii. However, some of those games like Cars and Call of Duty 3 are essentially ports with Wii controls added in. Which launch line up would you rather have?

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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

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Past the break is the North American launch line up for comparison

North American Wii launch list

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

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Wii Sports* (pack in)

Call of Duty 3

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Rayman Raving Rabbids

GT Pro Series

Monster 4X4 World Circuit

Happy Feet

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Need for Speed: Carbon

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Avatar: The Last Airbender

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The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance

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