Nintendo Canada have officially announced that Wii Mini will be available in the country from 7 December.
The new Wii Mini is a small version of the Wii console but it doesn't feature GameCube compatability, nordoes it have any internet capabilities. So Nintendo fans in Canada won't be able to play Mario Kart Wii online on the Wii Mini or download any games from the Wii Shopping Channel. However, at $99.99, it is a budget version of the Wii.
The Wii Mini has a matte black and red-trimmed design, is slimmer than the original Wii and, according to reports, is just longer than a Wii Remote. It will also come with a red Nunchuk and a red Wii Remote with MotionPlus built in. It is also top-loading so you won't slot your games into a drive on the front of the machine as you would with a Wii.
"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."
As for whether it will be released in the UK, Nintendo's press release states: "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."
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