Rumor have been persisting about Nintendo developing an mini version of their Wii system. Now, most rumors on the internet usually result in nothing of the sort, especially since the Nintendo is releasing the Wii U, but it seems we have some confirmation. This rumor was true.
Nintendo revealed yesterday that they are launching the Wii Mini on December 7th only in Canada. So our neighbors to the north will be the only territory at this time to enjoy this cool little device. For $99, Canada will be able to pick up this compact console during the holiday season.
CVG is reporting that the Wii Mini will feature a manual release top-loading disc tray. The console will sport a black matte finish with a red border. The system will come with a sensor bar and a red MotionPlus controller and Nunchuk.
However, it will not have either backward compatibility with GameCube games or internet connectivity. It will be able to play any of the more than 1,400 disc-based Wii games and supports “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.”
To me, this made more sense if they released just prior to the release of the Wii U but since Nintendo isn’t giving up on the older system yet it make some sense. I mean, you can’t beat it for the price, but when you can’t download any older games makes it a bit of a waste.