Wii Mini launch in UK met with little consumer interest, according to retailers

Saturday, 23rd March 2013 16:19 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Wii Mini is of little interest to UK gamers, according to one of GAME’s flagship stores.

Speaking with TechRadar, the representative said consumers have shown no interest in acquiring the bare bones system which launched yesterday in the region, despite pre-orders being available since it was announced.

“We’ve pretty much had nothing. None at all,” said the rep, adding that the store in question wasn’t even stocking the system on site.

HMV also made the decision not to stock the console, due to interest being “extremely minimal.” If the demand takes an upswing, it will reconsider though, the HMV representative said.

Wii Mini was originally announced as an exclusive to Canada, and proved to be decently popular since its December 2012 release – it sold 35,700 units as of January 31.

Thanks, Nintendo Life.



  1. monkeygourmet

    This has gotta be the most pointless piece of crap ever released, you can get a second hand Wii that let’s you access the Internet for about £30 if you shop around.

    The joke is, it’s called Wii Mini, and it’s pretty much the same size… :)

    If it had been the size of Raspberry Pi and about £50, maybe it would have been more interesting.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Bashtee

    @1 How do you fit a Wii Disc on a Raspberry Pi sized Wii Mini? Just glueing it together won’t help :D However, it just looks terrible and the money would be better invested in Wii U hardware…

    #2 2 years ago
  3. yeoung

    They should market this for territories with low to none internet connections, not the freakin UK and Canada.

    #3 2 years ago

    I love Nintendo but this console was utterly pointless.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. monkeygourmet


    LOL :D

    Well, maybe abit bigger than raspberry Pi, maybe a Sony Disc man sized console makes more sense! ;)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Lewis247

    Absolutely nothing. NOTHING makes sense about this thing. It’s not even smaller than a normal Wii. Also, who are they trying to sell this to?

    Really, think about it, the whole Wii-mania has happened. Basically every family has one. And if you wanted one by now you would have bought it allready… I just fail to understand this thing. WHY NINTENDO. WHY.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. ps3fanboy

    the wii-mini will soon be buried in the desert where the atari2600 pacman games is.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Kabby

    Should have had HDMI.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. alib1250


    #9 2 years ago

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