Nintendo’s rumoured Wii Mini console appears on retail site, is red and black - see it here

UPDATE 2: A Nintendo press release offers the following Wii Mini info:

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.

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 Mini is available exclusively in Canada during the holiday season. No information is available about its potential availability in other territories in the future.

UPDATE 1: Nintendo has given us the following statement: "The system launches in Canada on December 7th with a suggested retail price of $99.99. No announcements have been made regarding other regions."

A box shot of Nintendo’s rumoured Wii Mini console has appeared on retail site Best Buy (Canada), along with a December 7 release date. Here’s how it looks on the Best Buy homepage:

Nintendo hasn’t made any official announcement about Wii Mini, and is currently responding to enquiries about a redesigned Wii with a standard ‘no comment on rumour and speculation’. We’ll update the story when any new information presents itself. 


  • CountRichtertoffen - November 28, 2012 2:30 p.m.

    I like this design a lot... But I have a few problems. The first is that I live in the US, and the second is that I already have a Wii. The price is fair, though.
  • brickman409 - November 27, 2012 8:29 p.m.

    that thing has a really cool look to it. It looks like a modern version of the GameCube. I also like the red and black colors on it. Maybe if I see one of these for under $20 I might pick it up, just cause it looks so cool.
  • THE_FORCE - November 27, 2012 7:09 p.m.

    I love the design of it. Unfortunately, it doesn't change the fact that it's still a Wii.
  • winner2 - November 27, 2012 5:42 p.m.

  • Craza - November 27, 2012 1:11 p.m.

    Am I the only one that thinks it looks like a knock-off of a Wii? Like, it should be something you find in a third-world country somewhere with the name Vii. The console looks so clunky and.....90's....ew.
  • laurenhiya21 - November 27, 2012 12:59 p.m.

    Yeah, let's remove Internet capabilities because obviously Canadians don't know what the Internet is. Seriously though, that's a pretty dumb decision. It'll just confuse way more people than it needs to (especially the ones that I think this redesign was made for).
  • Tranquilbez34 - November 27, 2012 11:45 a.m.

    This is gonna be like the gameboy micro, it got released when the DS was only new. I like the design of the console though
  • oryanbelt - November 27, 2012 5:58 p.m.

    Thought the exact same thing when I saw the title
  • AqueousBoy - November 27, 2012 9:33 a.m.

    No internet? That's insane. That had better be in BIG BOLD LETTERS on the front of the box or they're going to have a lot of pissed off customers.
  • talleyXIV - November 27, 2012 12:22 p.m.

    Yes, since no one who buys a Wii has a computer and buys it strictly for Internet gameplay. -_-
  • AqueousBoy - November 28, 2012 6:52 p.m.

    What about Netflix or the Virtual Console?
  • sniper430 - November 27, 2012 8:39 a.m.

    Can gamecube controllers be used for games like brawl? I might pick one of these up for brawl.
  • FOZ - November 27, 2012 9:07 a.m.

    No Gamecube controllers. It doesn't look like it has anything at all aside from a disc slot and some buttons.
  • Z-man427 - November 27, 2012 8:31 a.m.

    Tha answer to a question no one asked.
  • Z-man427 - November 27, 2012 8:33 a.m.

    *The. urg
  • bengimon85 - November 27, 2012 7:05 a.m.

    "Wii Mini is designed exclusively to play Wii games. Its family-friendly design has no Internet capabilities and does not play Nintendo GameCube games"
  • bengimon85 - November 27, 2012 7:02 a.m. Official conformation imo :D
  • GamingBear - November 27, 2012 6:22 a.m.

    Maybe all hardware producers are bound by law to design a mini version of a product. its getting a bit ridiculous.
  • ParagonT - November 27, 2012 5:41 a.m.

    Just to throw this out there, there is one game that I would love to see happen and that's Pokemon Snap 2 for Wii U. If they would do that, I would play it on my friends console religiously, although I would still never buy it. Other than that, I'm good.

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