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Wii Mini is 'a different type of product for a different type of player' - Nintendo

Why Nintendo Canada is releasing the Wii Mini

Nintendo Canada have defended the decision to bring out the Wii Mini the month after Wii U was released in the country.

The Wii Mini, which is being released exclusively in Canada on 7 December, is a smaller, budget version of the Wii console which doesn't feature GameCube compatability, internet capabilities or an SD Card slot.

Speaking with Nintendo World Report, Nintendo Canada's Matt Ryan spelled out the differences between Wii U and Wii Mini. "They are two very different products for a different type of player. It really depends on the experience that players want and their preferred investment in their gaming console. If a player just wants to play Wii games, Wii Mini is a great choice at a great price. If the player wants more from their system, Wii U is the latest innovation of fun from Nintendo."

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Nintendo has no plans to release Wii Mini in the UK.

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  1. Komodo_Wolfgang Monday 3rd Dec 2012 at 16:18

    I read this as ANOTHER version of a Wii... but is it a cheaper WiiU version? I dont get it... They make it out to be another Wii, but go on alot about how new the WiiU is...

    Looks pretty though >.>

    Also, cheaper Wii? Im sure game are doing Wiis for 50 now... so you'd probably be able to find one around that over there...
    And a Canadian exclusive is a little... odd.

  2. Argenthor Monday 3rd Dec 2012 at 17:57

    I read this as ANOTHER version of a Wii... but is it a cheaper WiiU version? I dont get it... They make it out to be another Wii, but go on alot about how new the WiiU is...

    Looks pretty though >.>

    Also, cheaper Wii? Im sure game are doing Wiis for 50 now... so you'd probably be able to find one around that over there...
    And a Canadian exclusive is a little... odd.


    It's a cheaper Wii

  3. TheRexFactor Monday 3rd Dec 2012 at 21:00

    Really do have to question who would genuinely go for one of these though. It's literally been cut down to the point that it only plays disc-Wii games. That means anyone purchasing one is missing out on an awful lot

  4. Kesskuron Monday 3rd Dec 2012 at 22:40

    THIS ISN'T HARD

    Wiis in Canada aren't cheap
    A lot of people only use their Wiis to play games and for no other function whatsoever outside of putting a game in and playing it

    Ergo this has a market

  5. snoscumber Friday 14th Dec 2012 at 17:57

    great idea looks sooooooooooo cool very retro and allows everyone to own a modern console even those on a budget we need this in the uk

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