Nintendo Announces Wii Mini For This Month
Posted by Joseph Lee on 11.04.2013
A cheaper, smaller Wii...
Coming Soon reports that Nintendo has announced that the Wii Mini will be released this month for $99.99 and will include Mario Kart Wii.
It's a smaller, redesigned version of the system that plays the entire library of Wii games. It is matte black with a red border. It also comes with a red Wii remote Plus controller and a red Nunchuk controller. It will arrive in the middle of the month.
Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America executive vice president of Sales & Marketing, said: "Wii mini offers the same fun experience as Wii, which has been enjoyed by millions of people around the world. 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."
The Wii has sold over 100 million units worldwide. Wii mini was designed for those who don't already own the system and want to play the library of over 1,300 games.
In a press release, Nintendo said: "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.
A large collection of Nintendo Selects Wii games will be available for $19.99 each as companions to the "new" system. These include Super Mario Galaxy, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Super Paper Mario. Super Mario Galaxy 2, New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Wii Sports Resort are available for $29.99 each. You can get more details here.