The Nintendo Wii was released in America on November 19, 2006 for the price of $250.00. It was released in Japan later that year on December 2. Wii Sports was released with the Wii in every country but Japan. Ironically, Shigeru Miyamoto had described that the Baseball game originally had Mario characters, (Which is exactly what Mario Super Sluggers is) but they were replaced by Miis'. It will be succeeded by the Wii U on November 18.