Nintendo's Wii Mini to come Stateside this month

4:23 PM, Nov 5, 2013   |    comments
Nintendo's Wii Mini video game console.
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Released November of last year in Canada, Nintendo is bringing its Wii Mini video game console to the U.S. later this month.

The Wii mini is a smaller version of the original Wii from 2006.  While redesigned, it will play the Wii's entire library of more than 1,300 games.  The compact system is matte black with a red border and comes with the Mario Kart Wii game, a red Wii Remote Plus controller, and a red Nunchuk controller.

"Wii mini offers the same fun experience as Wii, which has been enjoyed by millions of people around the world," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "And it comes packaged with Mario Kart Wii, a multiplayer Mario racing game that is one of the best-selling Wii games. At such a great price, it is an extraordinary value for shoppers this holiday season." 

According to Canadian website FutureShop, the Wii Mini will be sans WiFi and incompatible with GameCube disks.  Furthermore, GameCube controller ports and memory card slots have been removed from this new version of the Wii.

Nintendo will list the Wii Mini at $99.99 at retailers.  The full-sized Wii currently retails for $130 new and $70 second-hand, retailer depending.


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