Wii Mini is Real, But Only for Canada

It turns out that the rumors about a new pared down Wii console were true but there are several caveats. For one, the new console will be released only in Canada for some reason. It will be released to our wonderful neighbors in the northern kingdom on December 7 and will retail for right around $99 CAN. So what are the other caveats? For one it does not support backwards compatibility, which means it is not capable of playing those old GameCube games. It is also not online capable, which means you can't use any services such as Netflix or Hulu Plus…

The system will come in red and black, and is compatible with 1,300 Wii games. Canadian consumers will also be able to buy Nintendo Selects branded games starting at $19.99. Other games such as Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Donkey Kong Country Returns will retail for $29.99, while newer titles like Mario Kart Wii and Wii Sports Resort will be $39.99. New Super Mario Bros. Wii will be $59.99, and a Wii Fit Plus and Wii Balance Board bundle will cost $99.99.

Nintendo is describing this new device as a family-friendly offering aimed at first-time users who want to experience motion-controlled gaming and nothing else…

Source: PC Magazine

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    Andrew Eisen says:

    Oops.  Canada pricing.  Forgot about that.  Well, if NSMBW originally retailed at $59.99 in Canada, then I don't find it surprising that it still retails for the same price.  Although, I would find it odd that it's a Nintendo Select title with no price drop.  Unless it was more than $59.99 when it came out.  Yikes!


    Andrew Eisen

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    SeanB says:

    It wouldn't surprise me. Nintendo has consistently screwed canada on first party titles. Up till 2004 i ran a video game store up here, and had to put up with constant harassment over the stupid pricing. The problem was that Nintendo controlled our pricing. We would sell a 9 month old copy of Mario Sunshine for 59.99, and have a used copy at 24.99. It was really stupid, but we had no control over it.

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