Nintendo has no plans to release Wii Mini outside of Canada
Or more specifically, the UK.
Any hopes that the recently announced Wii redesign that offers the core experience of the console at an incredibly cheap price would be released anywhere outside of Canada have been squashed. Especially for those living in UK.
“[Wii Mini is] specifically for Canada only,” said James Honeywell, head of consumer marketing at Nintendo UK when asked by CVG when it would be released in Europe or other markets. “We have no plans to launch it in the UK. Our focus here is all about Wii U.”
So… Nintendo’s not focusing on the Wii U in Canada?
Nintendo confirmed a few days ago, after much speculation, that a compact, cheaper version of the Wii will be releasing in Canada on December 7. It will be sold at CA $99, and it will not have online functions or GameCube backwards compatibility. But it will, however, be compatible with 1400 Wii games. Considering its price and how good it looks, I’d say that’s a pretty fair deal.