Following a quick-fire round of rumours today, Nintendo has formally taken the wraps off of the Wii Mini, a brand new and diminutive version of the company’s previous industry beating home console, the Wii.
Launching on December 7th, the Wii Mini is priced at $99.99 and will, according to Nintendo, be available exclusively in Canada for the holiday season, writing in its press release:
“No information is available about its potential availability in other territories in the future.”
The redesigned Wii console will come standard with sensor bar, red Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuk controllers, and has been designed to lie flat as opposed to the original Wii’s vertical orientation, with a top-loading mechanism for Wii discs. Weirdly enough, the Wii Mini won’t feature GameCube game or peripheral support, and has no WiFi connectivity options.
Nintendo of Canada’s vice president and general manager, Ron Bertram said of the Wii Mini:
“There are games in the Wii library for every type of player. Wii Mini is a great gift for the holidays that brings everyone in the family together to play. Wii Mini has a mini price.”
What are your thoughts on the Wii Mini? Would you get one if it was available in your neck of the woods?