Wii Mini dated by retailer, first image released

Tuesday, 27th November 2012 10:53 GMT By Dave Cook

Wii Mini is real, following a leaked retail memo that surfaced yesterday. We reported on the memo here, but now the console has been dated by a retailer along with a pack shot image. Check out the details below.

Best Buy Canada has published the first official pack shot of the Wii Mini. here it is:

It’s due out on December 7th as the initial rumour suggested.

Thanks Eurogamer.



  1. Mike W

    No……just no.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. monkeygourmet

    They should have called it the Wini.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Ekona

    Wow, that’s amazing! I really want one as it’s so much smaller than the regular Wii! Brilliant!


    #3 2 years ago
  4. The_Red

    Ok, is it just me or is releasing another console with “Wii Something” in its name so close to Wii U launch a really risky move? This feels like iPad Mini story to me.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Hcw87

    Nintendo has allways been about milking the cow till it’s dry.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. monkeygourmet


    But that milk is always delicious!

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Olima

    I can already see kids crying because they wanted the „new Wii“ for Christmas. Oh Nintendo.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Fin


    #8 2 years ago
  9. SplatteredHouse

    @7 :o That would be terrible! But, not unlikely.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. The_Red

    Oh, wow. I wasn’t even thinking about that but it is a really possibility. I mean imagine if some parents get Wii Mini along with some Wii U games for their kids.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. ManuOtaku

    Instead of Wii mini, they should call it the Wii without the U, just to avoid confussions like the funny previous ones mentioned :)

    #11 2 years ago
  12. mistermogul

    Who the hell is this aimed at? Another baffling decision by the most baffling games company…

    #12 2 years ago
  13. monkeygourmet

    Didn’t hurt the PS2 slim when PS3 launched. I don’t see the problem?

    #13 2 years ago
  14. _LarZen_

    With a low price point it will sell millions, smart move from Nintendo. The PS2 is still selling good around the world.

    To the haters, get a life :)

    #14 2 years ago
  15. DrDamn

    Nintendo is in a position where the Wii is already pretty damn small and they have just launched the WiiU – where there is already some confusion about what it is and whether it’s just an add-on for the Wii or not. That’s why this is a bad idea now. It muddies the waters further when they need clarifying.

    PS3/PS2 slim. PS2 was bulky and PS2 slim was an obvious form factor update. PS3 was also seen as a clear and separate console to the PS2.

    If they wanted to do this they should have done it much earlier in the year or later next year, well clear of the WiiU launch window.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Joe Musashi

    Shoulda called it “Mini Wii” with a picture of Iwata holding his pinky finger sideways in his mouth on the box*.

    *Shark with laser strapped to head sold separately


    #16 2 years ago
  17. dreamcastnews

    Really? I don’t see any problem with Nintendo not wanting to put their best seller to sleep. It’s called sound business sense, gentlemen. The PlayStation 2 still sells to this day and is aimed (liked this) as a budget games console, if parents mistake a sub-£100 console for the latest £299 Wii U then they deserve to deal with any Xmas fallout or maybe kids should learn to not be so ungrateful.

    Making a console smaller just comes with making the chipset smaller and thus cheaper to produce hence why this budget model exists the last line PS2 9000 series was really, really light because the tech was sooooo cheap by 2009.

    It wouldn’t surprise me if the 360 and PS3 are kept around long after the successors come out so I’d be interested to see if the same forum critics found here are also passing judgement when that time comes too.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Anders

    Considering the amount of confusion surrounding the Wii U up to this point, releasing another “new Wii” seems like a pretty ballsy/stupid move on Nintendos part. Feels like they should’ve waited another six months.

    #18 2 years ago

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