The Wii mini!
This would have been perfect for me when I got my Wii a year and a half ago. I never use the internet on it and I still have a GameCube so backwards compatibility doesn't really matter to me. All I got my Wii to do was to play a few Wii-specific games, which is what I did.
kids below a certain age are likely to not notice a difference.
What age is that? Three? Believe me, if a kid is even in kindergarten, if they go over to a friend's house where they have a Wii U, they're going to know the difference.
This is baffling. Utterly baffling.
Looks pretty cool, but I think it's kind of a really strange idea. The Wii itself is already cheap enough. Pulling out Internet support and GameCube compatibility kind of ruins this.
Of course part of me thinks it's a really good idea. This will work for all of those Nintendo fans who haven't invested yet. They can get their New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Super Mario Galaxy 2 and be completely satisfied with this thing.
I just think this is a really weird idea, I don't anticipate it selling much, especially if it just in Canada.
It can't play gamecube games, and it can't connect to the internet, so no eshop games either. So even for $100 this isn't a great value considering the actual Wii is $150.
I can see them having these at hospitals or waiting areas or such where people don't need a good system to pass some time, just something they can fool around with.
But I just got a regular Wii that included New Super Mario Bros Wii for $115 last year during the holidays (in Canada, no less)... How is this new thing even remotely close to a better deal? >.> Heck, I imagine Boxing Day / Week sales will see the regular Wii's price dipping below $100 this year.
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