News: Wii Mini


Nintendo are at it again, The Wii U has barely left the shops, and already Nintendo are banging out a newer more improved Wii. Sporting a smaller body with a black design with red finish, theres no doubting the  mini Wii is adorable, but retailing at just $99.99 what other dark secrets lie behind this family friendly cutesy piece of kit? Nintendo have a habit of bigging up the pros but going quiet on the cons. Lets have a look at this deal more closely shall we………………….

Heres the full information blurb released by Nintendo.

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)


The last paragraph is key to all of this so im going to go ahead and bolden the bad boy up.

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 children can access. For more information about this and other features,


Its just for Canadians! and to make it worse it will not have internet support or even game cube support. GC support isnt that much of a shock as it was dropped on the previous re model. No internet will stop people from picking it up as a cheap Netflix,Love Film box I fear. well theres your kick in the nuts. Gone are the feelings of “you know what, I may just buy one if its cheap” or “yeah im loving that red finish itl go well with my new high heels I bought for weekends” Oh well you read it here people, with a limited window of opportunity to buy it and a need to travel halfway around the world, the new Wii mini is a no go for most of us. Oh woe is me what shall we do instead? Hmm maybe I will get the new Wii U after all? Still looks the nuts though. Grumble


If you are in Canada and are interested in getting one, then heres what you will get in the box:

And your fancy pants Wii-Mote:

And last but no means least, your red Nunchuck:

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!