I wish they would have changed the casing to look similar to the original NES Japan version.
That would be cool! The size is about the same, just change the black to white and so on.
First Nintendo Wii Mini Details Emerge as Pre-Order Begins[11/28/2012 11:16 PM]
Nintendo Wii Mini will cost even less than the current model after price-cut, but will lack Internet connection, backwards compatibility with Gamecube games and will have rather old-school design, according to a media report. At least one store in Canada has begun to accept to pre-orders on the low-cost console from Nintendo.
Nintendo plans to release an inexpensive new version of its Wii video game console called "Wii Mini" on December 7, 2012, for the low price of $99.99, according to Futureshop store that accepts pre-orders on the product. The system will be supplied with Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuk controllers, just like the normal Wii nowadays. However, Wii Mini will lack any kind of Internet connection (hence, Nintendo Internet-based services will not be supported), ports to plug-in GameCube controllers and will also lose compatibility with GC discs.
The new console will have altered form-factor that requires the Wii Mini to lie flat and there will be no, at least initially, a stand for the console. At first, Nintendo Wii Mini will come in red, but provide that it becomes popular enough, different colours will likely emerge.
Nintendo traditionally releases smaller versions of its consoles late in their lifecycles. The company addresses price-conscious buyers with such redesigned game consoles. By removing Internet connectivity, Nintendo clearly positions the new console as a low-cost solution for those, who do not use Internet services. For customers interested in appropriate technologies, Nintendo will continue to offer both original Wii (probably, while supplies last) as well as the brand-new Wii U system.
Enter your username and e-mail address. Password will be sent to you.
12:22 pm | AMD Has No Plans to Reconsider Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Cards. AMD Will Not Lower Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Solutions
9:09 pm | Samsung Begins to Produce 2.13GHz 64GB DDR4 Memory Modules. Samsung Uses TSV DRAMs for 64GB DDR4 RDIMMs
6:41 pm | AMD Quietly Reveals Third Iteration of GCN Architecture with Tonga GPU. AMD Unleashes Radeon R9 285 Graphics Cards, Tonga GPU, GCN 1.2 Architecture
6:05 pm | Chinese Inspur to Sell Mission-Critical Servers with AMD Software, Power 8 Processors. IBM to Enter Chinese Big Data Market with the Help from Inspur
6:12 pm | Former X-Bit Labs Editor Aims to Wed Tabletop Games with Mobile Platforms. Game Master Wants to Become a New World of Warcraft