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Submitted by pierce 947d ago | rumor

First Wii Mini image leaked

A Canadian retailer has posted the first image of the rumoured Wii Mini online. (Wii)

Update Update: Nintendo has officially announced the Wii Mini.

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Akuma-  +   947d ago
another rip-off by nintendo with the wii. i can understand a smaller and more quite xbox 360 or ps3 but a smaller obsolete wii doesn't make any sense. the wii is already so small and irrelevant.

to each his own
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Knight_Crawler  +   947d ago
I can see how this would be a rip-off to you but do not speak for the millions of casuals who love the Wii.

Xmas is coming up and parents will be looking a cheap gift for there kids - yes the Wii U is hot right now but everywhere has sold out and some people can not afford it yet.

Also your forgetting that Nintendo will more than likly drop the price and not pull a Sony with giving us a slimmer console and no price drop.

People on here always seem to think that us gamers that hang out on websites almost every day are the bread and butter for consoles but the truth is we are a minority and the casuals is the real reason why the gaming industry is still alive.

Remember little kids and grand parents are gamers too and just becuase they do not play Killzone, Halo or Call of Duty that does not mean they ar enot hardcore gamers.
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nukeitall  +   947d ago
I wouldn't consider it a rip-off, but am sick of these downgraded "newly redesigned" consoles. WTF?
RedSoakedSponge  +   947d ago
ill buy it if its the size of a matchbox
Summons75  +   947d ago
Why would they release a mim wii when they have the wiiu which is selling strongly? That dosen't make any sense. Stupid rumor with anonymous sources....sorry that's more than enough for me not to believe it. If this was a year ago then maybe.
SilverBullet129  +   947d ago
It is in fact real according to BestBuy Canada:

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA...

Right on the homepage.
Summons75  +   947d ago
yeah, click pre-order now and it brings you to Skylanders....SOOOOO REAL.
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SandwichHammock  +   947d ago
how bout you try http://plug-in.bestbuy.ca/t...

edit: "...For the last six years, the Wii has pushed the limits of what we had originally thought were possible to get out of our console games..." ಠ_ಠ
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StrawHatPatriot  +   947d ago
please be for only $49.99 with GameCube BC
Baka-akaB  +   947d ago
It should be , but i wouldnt hold my breath for a nintendo fair pricing anyway . Not that the others are that much better at it anyway
jjank11  +   947d ago
if it looks cool, which by the picture on the canadian best buy, it does, then i might actually get one, solely for GC compatibility. I wish the Wii U had GC backwards compat.
creized1  +   947d ago
I am not going to buy it but it looks nice
SandwichHammock  +   947d ago
Official press release...

NINTENDO INTRODUCES NEW Wii MINI THAT'S ALL ABOUT THE GAMES

With a New Look, $99.99 Wii Mini Offers an Amazing Value for the Holidays

VANCOUVER, BC., Nov. 27, 2012 – 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.

"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."

Wii Mini is designed exclusively to play Wii games. Its family-friendly design has no Internet capabilities and does not play Nintendo GameCube games. It's a great value for first-time Wii owners who just want to jump in and experience all the great Wii games that helped usher in a revolution in motion-controlled gaming. Wii games are available at a variety of price points for every kind of shopper. Some top Wii games during the past six years include:

· A whole range of value-priced Nintendo Selects games, including some of the top-selling and best-reviewed Wii games of all time, at a suggested retail price of $19.99
· Super Smash Bros. Brawl (suggested retail price of $29.99)
· Donkey Kong Country Returns (suggested retail price of $29.99)
· Mario Kart Wii (suggested retail price of $39.99)
· Wii Sports Resort (suggested retail price of $39.99)
· New Super Mario Bros. Wii (suggested retail price of $59.99)
· Wii Fit Plus with the Wii Balance Board (suggested retail price of $99.99)

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. Remember that Wii Mini features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wii...
CaptainN  +   947d ago
Its funny, they list suggested games that have online capabilities like Smash bros and Mario Kart LOL.
KillerPwned  +   947d ago
I would get this sometime after I get a Wii U first but its nice I like it.

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