Nintendo announces that a newly configured Wii console will be available late October 2011 according to Nintendo Australia.
The Wii console has been designed to sit horizontally on a flat surface, rather vertically like the original Wii did. It will come in sleek black or white and packaged with Mario Kart Wii, a Wii wheel, Nunchuk and Wii Remote Plus, all for the same price of $199.95. The Wii configuration will not be compatible with Nintendo GameCube software and accessories.
Via Go Nintendo