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Update: Wii Mini exclusive to Canada for holiday season; has no internet/gamecube support

The Nintendo Wii Mini has been fully detailed by Nintendo, revealing a new price and a whole load of new details.

According to the site, the Wii Mini has been completely re-designed from the base-up, resulting in a smaller console. The flat resting system features a manual release top-loading system and it'll come at an introductory price of 99.99 Dollars. Apparently the red and black Wii Mini system comes with the console, sensor bar and a Red MotionPlus controller with Nunchuk.

So what's the compromise? Well, according to Best Buy the system has no Internet connectivity options or Gamecube support and it's also exclusive to Canada for this holiday season (although there is no indication if it'll be released elsewhere after this time).

What do you think of this new information?

Edited On 27 Nov, 2012

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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
I really don't know what to think about this. On one hand releasing this so close to the Wii U will only confuse the ''casual'' so I don't know why Nintendo would do this. On the other hand the longer I look at it the better it looks
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It's such an odd, yet wonderful, looking console. I'm kind of jealous that the UK won't get it.
Stephen 4 years ago
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Robichoico 4 years ago
Sure looks nice. But wouldn't go near it. It reminds me of the GBA: Micro all those years ago. Or worse. The PSP Go
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ZdravkoN 4 years ago
I can't find any details about the right size of this console. By the looks of it, it should be approximately a little bit thicker and bigger than a portable DVD drive. That's cool. But wasn't the Wii small enough? I still wouldn't buy it. Also, no online, no game cube compatibility, and most probably no new games (or not that many new games)?
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Robichoico 4 years ago
Noticed there was news posted for Demos on X-Box live etc but no news about this: Nintendo are giving free DLC for NSMB2. It's a trio of classic SMB 1-3 levels for Coin Rush. Pretty nifty.
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creed95 4 years ago
to be honest I reckon that this is a bad move by Nintendo. after the release of the wii everyone wanted one and was sold out everywhere for a couple of months but once we had one we realised that it just wasn't a great system for those that don't like playing family games. they were soon to be collecting dust or sold on to another buyer. now that they are bringing out a mini wii so close to the wii U release, I doubt many people will be looking to spend on a system the already had and didn't like. but i suppose its a great for those that did like the wii but I imagine a lot of people in Europe and america didn't
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You're joking right? The Wii is an AMAZING system and has a great backlog of exclusive games. Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Smash Bros, Little King, Okami, Boy and His Blob, Tales of, DKC:Returns, Epic Mickey, Sakura Wars, Xenoblade, Pandora's Tower, Last Story, DISASTER, Zack and Wiki, Another Code and tons more. The problem is that people can't look past the family games to see the gems. And most of these sold very poorly.
Robichoico 4 years ago
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Several of those games you listed aren't exclusive. In fact with several of them (Okami, Little King's Story, Sakura Wars), the Wii version isn't even the best version available.
PrometheusFan 4 years ago
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Okami had a better HD port true. But still cheaper on the Wii. Little King's I enjoyed more on the Wii than the Vita. Mainly because of the huge slowdown towards the end of the game making it almost unplayable. Sakura Wars I don't think came out at all over here till the Wii version?
Robichoico 4 years ago
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Godric Kinomoto 4 years ago
kinda looks like a GC thats been smushed. Yet there isnt GC compatibility :P
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Barada 4 years ago
Just appears to be a small red-and-black box of negatives - like an old prototype rolled out to see what people think!
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dazzadavie 4 years ago
Ok so no online or Gamecube support. the latter doesn't really matter but no online! It is now more like one of those cheap knock off units from the market but at a bigger cost. Suppose its ideal to put in a kids room with no risk of them buying anything online. Wow there is one plus!
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PrometheusFan 4 years ago
Haha... I knew there'd be some fresh compromise made to an already compromised console with this new model, but stripping out ALL online functionality?! Oh man... Even for Nintendo that is pitiful.
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rjc 4 years ago
Strange it's only out in Canada. Also, confusing for the casual crowd.
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Dead 4 years ago
It's a nice redesign, and would be a good option for anybody who wanted to catch up with all the great exclusive Wii games, but it seems like a lot of trouble to go to just for one country.
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rick75fowler 4 years ago
my first thoughts are walk away and keep going as this is not going to well up against the wii u. there again its a good little system for the more new and younger people out there who want to step into the console market and for parents to be able to afford it for there children,having no internet is a bit of a compromise on it but for a child who wants to only play mario then its a good little console.
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Robichoico 4 years ago
Something that amazon forums pointed out which I think is worth mentioning is that this could be more support for countries that cannot afford the higher price of consoles. It could be a nice little bargain for them. Kinda the same as how Sony kept the PS2 going for a few years with support from those countries
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hXcPete 4 years ago
Mini console that doesn't play the mini games? Meh
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The Wii they released last year didn't play it either. Did anyone expect that it would?
Robichoico 4 years ago
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preyalone 4 years ago
Stripping out GC support I can sort of understand.... but it just seems kinda odd that it doesn't have any way of connecting to the internet. Seems like a bit of a backward step.

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