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Wii Mini confirmed for the US, out this month

Posted on November 4, 2013 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii

The Wii Mini has been available in several territories for many months now. It made its debut in Canada last December, and came to Europe in March.

Today, Nintendo announced plans to distribute Wii Mini in the US as well. The system is due out around the middle of November. Pricing is set at $99.99.

You can find Nintendo’s official announcement below.

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 4, 2013 – The Wii console was a cultural phenomenon when it was released to the world in 2006. To continue this legacy and share the fun with as many people as possible, Nintendo is launching the Wii mini console in the U.S. at a suggested retail price of only $99.99. That is a tremendous value for families and people who have yet to join one of the most iconic and talked-about pop-culture trends of the last decade. Wii mini is a smaller, redesigned version of Wii that plays the entire library of more than 1,300 Wii games. The compact system is matte black with a red border, and comes with the Mario Kart Wii game, a red Wii Remote Plus controller and a red Nunchuk controller. While availability will differ somewhat according to location, shoppers can expect to see Wii mini in stores by the middle of November.

“Wii mini offers the same fun experience as Wii, which has been enjoyed by millions of people around the world,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “And it comes packaged with Mario Kart Wii, a multiplayer Mario racing game that is one of the best-selling Wii games. At such a great price, it is an extraordinary value for shoppers this holiday season.”

Wii is the best-selling system of this generation with more than 100 million units sold globally. Wii mini is for those who don’t own a Wii console and want to enjoy a ton of great Wii games on a stylish system at an affordable price. It is also for families who want an additional console in another room, allowing siblings and friends to play while the rest of the family enjoys other entertainment and games on the main living room TV screen. While Wii mini is not compatible with the Internet and will not allow online functionality when playing games, select multiplayer games can still be played locally with friends and families, which is the ideal way to enjoy such entertaining games like Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Mario Kart Wii.

As a companion to the Wii mini system, a large collection of Nintendo Selects Wii games is available at a suggested retail price of only $19.99 each. These games include modern classics like Super Mario Galaxy, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Super Paper Mario. In addition, three newly discounted Wii games – Super Mario Galaxy 2, New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Wii Sports Resort – are also available at a suggested retail price of $29.99 each. With an existing, extensive library of classic games available at such low prices, Wii mini demonstrates the value and variety Nintendo is offering this holiday season.

Source: Nintendo PR

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  • Nocturne

    nintendo kicks sony and microsoft why they are down

  • Vigilante_blade

    The Wii mini is a terrible console. Lack of Gamecube controller / games support and online makes it a horrible buy. We’ve had it in the Canadian territories for a while, and we consider it to be utter trash.

    • The lack of online is particularly bad for the pack-in game, mario kart. Perhaps Nintendo intends to discontinue online service for wii games in the near future

      • Vigilante_blade

        Actually, the biggest problem is lack of the greatest controller ever made: The Gamecube Controller. While it is possible to play smash games like Project M with a Classic controller, I much prefer the handiness of the GC controller. I’m really sad they didn’t improve the GC design instead of going XBox 360 style for the Wii U.

        • nah, steering with the wiimote’s better

          • Vigilante_blade

            Now you’re just trolling. This discussion’s done.

          • I’m completely serious. Mario Kart’s motion controls are ingenious and sold me on the Wii. Everyone tilts the controller anyway and someone at Ninty picked up on it. I hadn’t played video games in like five years at that point.

  • Rodrigo Coelho Costa Junior

    No Nintendo.. the american market is confused, they will think this is “the new wii”, please make them buy a wii u, not a wii!

    • Rodrigo Coelho Costa Junior

      on a second thought though… the difference in price and the lack of a lot of stull may actually MAKE people understand there’s a different and better console out there with all new functionalities… specially if they take the other wiis out of the market..

  • Daisy Mae

    Nintendo…wat r u doin D:

  • Adrian Brown

    How do they intent to sell more Wii U consoles if they still want to sell the old Wii?

  • Adrian Brown

    How do they intent to sell more Wii U consoles if they still want to sell the old Wii?

  • SecretX

    lol oh nintendo here comes another mistake from you guys.

  • xbox_gamer

    Wow. What is Big N doing. The 2d will sell well but the wii is taking sales from the wiiu. After they stopped production of the wii I thought they understood. They don’t. The Big N themselves said if the holiday season isn’t good for them then the wiiu could be in trouble. One reason I stopped buying any game that isn’t NIn. Not worth it any more. I don’t think the xbox 1 or Ps4 will sell as many as Nin did last nov or dec( 3.1 Mil) but they have only sold about 700 thousand since. Looks like it could be another crash of the early eighties before Nin came out with Nes and saved the day. Not this time.