New "Wii Family Edition" - Due This Holiday Season

#1 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

Nintendo has revealed plans to roll out new streamlined Wii console that ditches Gamecube support.  Those looking to buy a Wii during the holiday season can opt for a new cheaper model as part of a new bundle called "Wii Family Edition". The new bundle includes a Wii Remote Plus, a Nunchuck and Wii Sports and Wii Party.  
 
Nintendo say the console has been designed to sit horizontally instead of vertical.  
 
 
#2 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

Wait 
 
 
The original Wii was meant to be stood vertically? 

#3 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3482 posts) -
#4 Posted by MaFoLu (1858 posts) -

Already a thread here.

Though it is in General Discussion... And yours has more text...

#5 Posted by J12088 (435 posts) -
@Jack268: What did you suppose the stand was for?
#6 Posted by buft (3301 posts) -

its already ludicrously cheap here (£99) if a cheaper model comes along i might rebuy one for the games i managed to miss.

#7 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -
@J12088 said:
@Jack268: What did you suppose the stand was for?
I didn't get any stand. And I still assume a console that has a disc reader is supposed to be horizontal.
#8 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

Silly.
 
Bet the Wii-U will sell GC titles digitally.

#9 Posted by Vexxan (4615 posts) -

Was it confirmed that this new version was going to be cheaper?

#10 Edited by MentalDisruption (1618 posts) -

This is silly. The wii has already been a family edition since the start.

#11 Posted by AbeTheGreatest (132 posts) -

This seems to be the most pointless redesign of a console ever

#12 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

This is both a good and a bad move.

The good part is that the people they are targeting this at probably don't even know what a Gamecube is. The bad part is that the people that they are targeting this at already have a Wii.

#13 Posted by mariokart64fan (366 posts) -

they also got a black one with super mario galaxy soundtrack and new super mario bros wii

#14 Posted by mariokart64fan (366 posts) -

and a blue core unit

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