Daniel writes - "So, first Nintendo went and announced a new slim Wii. We were like "Neat." And then, we learned that they'd made it smaller by cutting off the GameCube controller slots and gutting the backwards compatibility from the hardware. Then we were like "Ummmm." And, according to a correspondence with Destructoid, it turns out that Nintendo isn't planning on bringing the device to North America. Ever. Now we're like "Yes, that is just fine, Nintendo. Thank you."