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The Wii Mini is a Thing That Exists, But Why?

Nintendo has announced a redesigned Wii, officially called the Wii Mini. It may have a lower entry point for people that still don't have a Wii and want one, but what's stopping them from simply buying the original Wii? Why does the Wii Mini exist at all?

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Merrill1334d ago

It seems about a year or two late to me, If it should have been released at all.

Army_of_Darkness1334d ago (Edited 1334d ago )

The original wii sells for about $10-$20 more, so I don't really see the point in buying this mini one since its lacking features?! plus the wiiU is out and does anybody really want to stick with standard definition still?!?

Kakkoii1331d ago

Not really. It seems aimed at families who were still on the fence about spending over $150 on a Wii. And it gives it a nice tiny form factor that makes it even more attractive to those consumers.

It positions a version of the Wii for Nintendo to drain the last bit of market they can out of it. They won't be updating the console, and there aren't all that many online games for the Wii that people care to play, especially those who would be buying the console this late in the game. So internet connectivity not being there isn't much of an issue either.

The_Infected1334d ago

To make money that's pretty much it.

krontaar1334d ago

Cash in for the holidays. It even gives off a christmas-y vibe with the red.

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Deku-Johnny1334d ago

It's a good idea really. It's for people who don't care about features such as online play. It's for people who just want a really cheap system to play games. A parent who wants to buy a console for their kid but has a tight budget. Someone who is just getting into gaming and wants a cheap console so they haven't wasted too much money if they don't get into it. If you're a 'hardcore' gamer (whatever one of those are) then it's not for you, get a Wii U or a 360 or something.

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