Nintendo Co. next week will begin sale of the new Wii Black Console Bundle with New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Music CD.

The Wii Black Console Bundle with New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Music CD, to be sold Oct. 23, includes the Wii Black hardware, Black Wii Remote Plus, Black Nunchuk, a copy of New Super Mario Bros., and the Super Mario Galaxy 2 Soundtrack at $149.99.

Nintendo in May began sale of new Nintendo Selects titles for Wii at $19.99 each.

New Wii products to be sold in 2011 include Kirby’s Return to Dream Land in Oct. and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Gold Remote Bundle in Nov.

Nintendo will release Wii U, the successor the Wii hardware, in 2012.

The Wii U includes a multi-core CPU by IBM Corp., a Radeon-based high-definition GPU by AMD Inc., and will utilize flash storage with optional expansion through SD memory cards or an external hard drive.

The full high-definition hardware can relay 1080p resolution with HDMI or component cables. It will also support S-Video and composite cables.

The Wii U controller includes a 6.2-inch, 16:9 touch screen that allows users to transfer gameplay to the controller screen, or use the added screen to relay menu items.

The controller includes two analog circle pads, a d-pad, touch screen, microphone, speakers, gyrophone, face buttons and two sets of triggers.

Images to the controller screen wirelessly from the Wii u. Titles can be structured to use the controller and the screen at the same time. Examples include swiping a ninja star from the controller that fires to the TV screen.

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