Nintendo of Japan today announced that the Wii will be priced at $199 and will be launched on Nov 5th in the US and on 13th December in Europe. Japan see's the console coming out on Nov 1st. He also mentioned that the sunday release date in the USA is due to a special advance sale that select stores will be having.
How do I know? I'm right here at the con in Tokyo. I just spoke to a guy who wishes to not be named is a player for Nintendo Japan. He was telling me a little about the news and along with the dates and pricing he told me that they are going to reveal a new add-on for the console, as well as 2 new colors and an Apple Ipod attachment (sounds very interesting). Stay tuned for more guys, this is exciting stuff.