It seems like earlier today Best Buy spilled the beans before Nintendo could announce their next big release. The Wii is semi-popular and for the die hard Nintendo fans is one of their favorite consoles. To begin with, the Wii isn’t a very big device and can fit in many small places. So why would we need a smaller Wii?

Announced today from Nintendo, the Wii Mini is ofically announce for release on December 7th. unfortunately, if you’re not in Canada you can’t have it. It seems this new product is exclusive to Canada only, hopefully for a limited time. It looks like a small set-top box with a red trim around the edge.

The Wii Mini comes clad with a nice red controller for the holiday season and will cost a nice $99. This new device is meant to be for those who think the regular Wii and Wii U is too expensive and needs a cheap alternative. At $99 it is an impulse by that I’m sure will fly off the shelves on the first day.

Two big downsides to this device comes if you still play GameCube games on your Wii, this device will not have compatibility for GameCube games seen in other variants. A second bigger cut is internet access, apparently there isn’t a internet compatibility with the device, although it would make for a nice Netflix box.

The Wii Mini would be great for the very casual game player who doesn’t need access to the internet and want to play casual-based games.

PR Announcement:

NINTENDO INTRODUCES NEW Wii MINI THAT’S ALL ABOUT THE GAMES

With a New Look, $99.99 Wii Mini Offers an Amazing Value for the Holidays

VANCOUVER, BC., Nov. 27, 2012 – After nearly 100 million sold worldwide, Nintendo’s Wii console is getting a new look and a new price. On Dec. 7, the new Wii Mini home console launches in Canada at a suggested retail price of just $99.99 and puts the focus squarely on Wii games. The system can play more than 1,400 disc-based Wii games. Wii Mini is smaller than the original Wii system, and comes in matte black with a red border. The system comes with a red Wii Remote Plus, a red Nunchuk controller and works with most Wii accessories.

“There are games in the Wii library for every type of player,” said Ron Bertram, Nintendo of Canada’s vice president and general manager. “Wii Mini is a great gift for the holidays that brings everyone in the family together to play. Wii Mini has a mini price, but it’s all about big fun.”

Wii Mini is designed exclusively to play Wii games. Its family-friendly design has no Internet capabilities and does not play Nintendo GameCube games. It’s a great value for first-time Wii owners who just want to jump in and experience all the great Wii games that helped usher in a revolution in motion-controlled gaming. Wii games are available at a variety of price points for every kind of shopper. Some top Wii games during the past six years include:

– A whole range of value-priced Nintendo Selects games, including some of the top-selling and best-reviewed Wii games of all time, at a suggested retail price of $19.99
– Super Smash Bros. Brawl (suggested retail price of $29.99)
– Donkey Kong Country Returns (suggested retail price of $29.99)
– Mario Kart Wii (suggested retail price of $39.99)
– Wii Sports Resort (suggested retail price of $39.99)
– New Super Mario Bros. Wii (suggested retail price of $59.99)
– Wii Fit Plus with the Wii Balance Board (suggested retail price of $99.99)

Wii Mini is available exclusively in Canada during the holiday season. No information is available about its potential availability in other territories in the future. Remember that Wii Mini features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiimini.

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