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Nintendo Ready to Launch Another Console

Wii Mini, leak first, announce later....

Well it looks like Nintendo are again launching a new console just after the launch of the Wii U. A new miniature-sized version of the existing Wii console has been spotted on Best Buy's Canadian website, with a release date of 7th December. It was quickly taken down but not long after Nintendo has made the Wii Mini official and confirmed it is exclusive to Canada.

"The Wii mini console does not connect to the Internet and does not support online features in games. Compatible with Wii software and accessories. Internet connectivity features are not available. The Wii mini console is not compatible with Nintendo GameCube Game Discs or accessories." Said the Nintendo Wii Mini website.

The Wii Mini is totally redesigned console station which stands upright. It will initially be available in red and black (more to come) and comes with a standard Wii Remote packaged in.  Future Shop claims the Wii Mini will cost $99.99 and has published new, better pictures.

The Wii Mini does not feature the Wii's Wi-fi capabilities. Futureshop says because of this it does not connect to the internet and, as a result, does not support online features in games or the eShop.

It is not compatible with GameCube games. The GameCube controller ports and memory slots have been removed.