The whole release date issue really confuses me...I mean Nintendo aren't short on units right? Why then do they stagger the release of consoles across the world, each region has it's own branch of Nintendo and the net amount of people buying it will stay constant so why not release everything simultaneously? I could only imagine that it would be in case there was some hardware error or something? Can anyone with some business acumen enlighten me as to why companies do this? As at the moment I'm just thinking "So...they care about America/Japan more?" It's bad enough that it's coming out after the PS3 in US (when they said it would be before it) but to have to wait perhaps another month just so their european branches can get their thumbs out is galling. P.S and off topic: The price of the controllers is shocking >_< I know they're full of all this high end tech etc but £30 for a completed controller? Don't say "oh but they nunchuk is extra" as that's Bullshit plain and simple, try playing LoZ or Mario or Red Steel without it, exactly. So instead of putting them in one package they're sold seperately, I suppose that's okay as maybe you'd break one of the parts and have to replace it. What's not okay is that if I want to play with my family or friends (the whole point of this console right? Multiplayer with people who wouldn't normally play games?) I'm going to have to shell out £90 just so they can fricken play? Fair enough one controller comes with it, but putting Wii sports in their is just forcing you to buy a second controller. Who wants to play tennins on their own?