Nintendo is finally bringing the Wii Mini to the United States, a full year after it first went on sale in Canada, and after a European release as well. It is basically a bare bones version of the Wii that will go on sale later this month for $100. It is the second re-modeled console the company is launching in the US, if you count the Nintendo 2DS. And we do.
The Wii Mini can play Wii Mini games, and comes with a Wii Remote Plus, a nunchuk controller, and a copy of Mario Kart Wii. This console can not access the Internet, does not have an SD card slot, and has just one USB port on the back. That is how Nintendo can offer it for a lower the price compared to the standard Wii.
The Wii Mini could financially help the company, and indeed that is what they are hoping for, since Nintendo has been doing poorly when it comes to encouraging gamers to buy the Wii U. The original Wii sold more than 100 million units, while the updated console has failed to get even close. Nintendo has stopped shipments of the Wii to Japan and Europe, but it will still be available to buy in the US over the holiday season. Are you going to get one?
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