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NINTENDO INTRODUCES NEW Wii MINI THAT'S ALL ABOUT THE GAMES

2012-11-22

With a New Look, $99.99 Wii Mini Offers an Amazing Value for the Holidays

After nearly 100 million sold worldwide, Nintendo’s Wii console is getting a new look and a new price. On Dec. 7, the new Wii Mini home console launches in Canada at a suggested retail price of just $99.99 and puts the focus squarely on Wii games. The system can play more than 1,400 disc-based Wii games. Wii Mini is smaller than the original Wii system, and comes in matte black with a red border. The system comes with a red Wii Remote Plus, a red Nunchuk controller and works with most Wii accessories.

“There are games in the Wii library for every type of player,” said Ron Bertram, Nintendo of Canada’s vice president and general manager. “Wii Mini is a great gift for the holidays that brings everyone in the family together to play. Wii Mini has a mini price, but it’s all about big fun.”

Wii Mini is designed exclusively to play Wii games. Its family-friendly design has no Internet capabilities and does not play Nintendo GameCube games. It’s a great value for first-time Wii owners who just want to jump in and experience all the great Wii games that helped usher in a revolution in motion-controlled gaming. Wii games are available at a variety of price points for every kind of shopper. Some top Wii games during the past six years include:

• A whole range of value-priced Nintendo Selects games, including some of the top-selling and best-reviewed Wii games of all time, at a suggested retail price of $19.99

• Super Smash Bros. Brawl (suggested retail price of $29.99)

• Donkey Kong Country Returns (suggested retail price of $29.99)

• Mario Kart Wii (suggested retail price of $39.99)

• Wii Sports Resort (suggested retail price of $39.99)

• New Super Mario Bros. Wii (suggested retail price of $59.99)

• Wii Fit Plus with the Wii Balance Board (suggested retail price of $99.99)

Wii Mini is available exclusively in Canada during the holiday season. No information is available about its potential availability in other territories in the future. Remember that Wii Mini features parental controls that let adults manage the content their chil



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It sounds great, but it could backfire on Nintendo by stealing sales from the Wii U. Hmm...

Anyway, I'm gonna get one of these

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"Wii Mini is designed exclusively to play Wii games. Its family-friendly design has no Internet capabilities and does not play Nintendo GameCube games. It’s a great value for first-time Wii owners who just want to jump in and experience all the great Wii games that helped usher in a revolution in motion-controlled gaming."

Really?? Come on, so I'm guessing there won't be any Netflix on it, nor system updates available... That's lame.



And apparently Canada exclusive

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Prediction: PS4 will be more powerful and cheaper than XBOX ONE

It should at least have WiFi or USB port to hook up an ethernet to USB adapter. It doesn't seem like a good value to me. It should be 79.99 considering it is so gimped.



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It's cute though. Put this in OP

http://www.nintendo.com/wiimini?country=CA&lang=en/



happydolphin said:

"Wii Mini is designed exclusively to play Wii games. Its family-friendly design has no Internet capabilities and does not play Nintendo GameCube games. It’s a great value for first-time Wii owners who just want to jump in and experience all the great Wii games that helped usher in a revolution in motion-controlled gaming."

Really?? Come on, so I'm guessing there won't be any Netflix on it, nor system updates available... That's lame.

On-disc updates. Plus they stopped doing updates a long time ago anyway.

I think no wifi is lame too btw.

I love the look, though! Retro <3



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Sounds like a collector's edition for the die hard fans. Taking away GC compatibility is understandable but not being able to connect to the internet?

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miz1q2w3e said:

On-disc updates. Plus they stopped doing updates a long time ago anyway.

I think no wifi is lame too btw.

I love the look, though! Retro <3

And getting VC/Wiiware games is gone... I don't even know if it'll load them from an SD card.

I was aware of the updates being close to over, but still the Wii will probs be supported for at least 2 more years, so disk updates are a good workaround.

Overall, I'm not sure this was so useful to remove. Wifi-only would've been fine.



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Holy....that system looks sexy *__* (since its red lol).

It will sell out for those who want to introduce gaming to the children (who have yet to game) and is a good christmas gift for those who cant afford a Wii-U yet or buy a Wii-U yet for their kids.

Pretty good alternative and one that will push forth total Wii sales...or will it be counted as a whole new system due to the size and drastic changes?