Nintendo will be releasing another new console! Not really. The new smaller and fancier version of the Wii, called Wii Mini, will be hitting Canadian shelves Dec. 7th. It will feature a new sleek design, a pop-open disc tray, and a really cheap price of 100 dollars. While slimmer and smaller version of consoles are expected these days, you usually get to keep all the features its predecessor has to offer but in a smaller package. Sadly the Wii Mini will be missing key components, most noticeably Gamecube support! That really makes the offer feel sour for me as more than a quarter of my Wii gaming time was spent playing Gamecube titles. This also means that games, such as Brawl, will no longer support the GC controller due to lack of a physical GC controller port. The Mini Wii will also not feature any online which sort of sucks for those who play Monster Hunter Tri.
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.
The Wii mini console does not connect to the Internet and does not support online features in games.
People are also regarding the Wii Mini as a bad move from Nintendo as the Wii U just came out. I actually find it a great move as both consoles now look nothing alike due to a huge price gape making it much easier for consumers to tell the difference. But still, no Gamcube. Damn, I guess I really can’t shake that off. I would still just go with the original Wii. It’s 30 dollars extra, but you’ll get a lot more out of it.