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Nintendo's Next Generation is Set in Motion

The countdown clock for the West Coast Wii launch at the GameStop/EB Games at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles.

The countdown clock for the West Coast Wii launch at the GameStop/EB Games at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles.

Two Nintendo fans in line at the Wii launch party. Jonathan Mann (left), also known as “GameJew,” was the first to buy a Wii at the event.

Two Nintendo fans in line at the Wii launch party. Jonathan Mann (left), also known as “GameJew,” was the first to buy a Wii at the event.

The line outside the GameStop/EB Games at Universal CityWalk.

The line outside the GameStop/EB Games at Universal CityWalk.

Fans played new Wii titles on kiosks outside the store.

Fans played new Wii titles on kiosks outside the store.

Even Spider-man is getting into the Wii!

Even Spider-man is getting into the Wii !

Master Chief, what happened to the Halo movie?

Master Chief, what happened to the Halo movie ?

Hundreds of Wii boxes are unloaded. The GameStop/EB Games had 600 units for sale, including 300 for pre-orders.

Hundreds of Wii boxes are unloaded. The GameStop/EB Games had 600 units for sale, including 300 for pre-orders.

The nest-generation console war in a nutshell: Wii ($249); PlayStation 3 ($599) and the Xbox 360 ($299 and $399 for premium version).

The nest-generation console war in a nutshell : Wii ($249) ; PlayStation 3 ($599) and the Xbox 360 ($299 and $399 for premium version).

A box full of Call of Duty 3!

A box full of Call of Duty 3 !

Nintendo had 20 titles for the North American launch.

Nintendo had 20 titles for the North American launch.