Published on November 28th, 2012 | by Derek Strickland, Contributor
Nintendo Inroduces the Wii Mini
Nintendo’s introduction of a brand new sleek style for their iconic Wii console shows that they haven’t forgotten about the aging system, even after the release of the next-gen Wii U.
The Wii Mini comes in a tapered quadrangle style akin to something you might find in the early days of console gaming, and the Open button on its surface makes the system appear to be a top-loader–something that may bring mixed feelings to many gamers.
Coming at a low price point of just $99, gamers can enjoy the system’s quintessential engaging gameplay…but with the low cost comes some limitations: the Wii Mini has no online capabilities, WiFi or ethernet. This means gamers can’t go on Nintendo’s celebrated eShop or interact with friends online.
Also, the Wii Mini doesn’t support GameCube discs, which can be disappointing for many gamers who have a huge library of GC classics.
Other than these limitations, however, the Wii Mini keeps true to Nintendo’s brand and encapsulates all the majestic wonder and cheer that the Wii has brought to the world of gaming.
The Wii Mini is scheduled to hit shelves in Canada on Dec. 7, 2012 for $99.