First, they get rid of GameCube compatibility, and now they get rid of Internet capabilities?!? I'm willing to bet that given the sheer number of Wii systems sold up to now, this one will be a commercial failure in no time! Even the Wii U will be likely to outsell this unnecessary piece of hardware!
Uphill with their newer systems, but from the looks of it, downhill with the original Wii, because they just came out with a Canada-only redesign that could potentially be the next Virtual Boy: a system nobody wanted, that went absolutely nowhere.
I'll be honest, I don't use the internet on my Wii anyway, so if I didn't have the console, I'd probably get one But considering the WiiU's already here, I don't really see the point in releasing a new version of the Wii, but then again, this is Nintendo we're talking about. They haven't exactly been on their A game for the past few years.
Since the Wii tanked after all the third parties left it, I fear for the Wii-U, since its only a single step above the current generation. I don't mind innovation, but I really think Nintendo could have given themselves a technological edge instead of using decade old tech.
Hardly a wii killer. For an extra $30 you can get the original Wii which has Gamecube compatibility and internet capabilities. And it looks way nicer, IMO. Hell, you can probably get a full Wii with a bunch of games for less than what this new thing costs.
Wouldn't the Wii killer be the next-gen Wii U? This is hardly more than a cashgrab from Nintendo to put a bunch of relatively cheap and relevant game consoles under the trees this holiday season. Imagine the faces of kids everywhere when they ask for the new wii and get this thing.
Question is why should they? Canada is no different a market from any other. I'm sure they're selling WiiU's there so why bother making a cut price version of a six year old system for a single market?
I could think of several reasons, but they'd all reek of a lack of ethics or simply be niche, since everyone who has a Wii likely already has one, and it wouldn't be too expensive to get a family edition, refurbished, or used!
Yeah, the SP was far superior to even the original GBA model, even today I still enjoy playing my Famicon/NES modeled SP. The only thing the SP came up short was the fact that it does not have a 3.3mm headphone jack like 99% of other gaming handhelds. Otherwise, it's THE example on how to properly redesign a game system.
Awesome! A contemporary game console that's all about the games and nothing else! And I thought that notion was dead!
But why not? Nintendo of America has neglected the Hell out of the Wii's virtual console. And since Wii U's are in short supply, offer a cheap, but similar, substitution. Does mommy know the difference between a Wii and a Wii U? Probably not. But she knows the difference between $100 at a Canadian game store and $500 on Amazon.com.
If Microsoft can release 1001 different 360's why can't Nintendo have ONE variation that's cut back to save the uptight consumer a few bucks during the holidays?
If Microsoft can release 1001 different 360's why can't Nintendo have ONE variation that's cut back to save the uptight consumer a few bucks during the holidays? Because they're Nintendo, and the OP hates Nintendo.
Well there's no doubt that many versions of the Xbox 360 had room for improvement, what with the lack of memory, that pesky "Red Ring of Death", no built-in Wi-Fi... As time went on and sales started slipping, they really just took some of the things they forced you to buy separately and included them with the console, which is what they should have done from Day One, but what can you expect from Microsoft?
Besides, didn't the Xbox 360 Slim 4GB console come out two months after the Slim 250GB? They probably could have made an online-free Xbox, but it would negate the purpose of even owning the system in the first place.
Rather than killing the Wii, the Mini looks like one last ditch effort to squeeze some holiday revenue out of the system. Because it looks to me like they've been killing the Wii for over a year and a half, that's how long it's been since they released games that I considered "must-haves".
Maybe the third-party developers won't miss the boat with the Wii U and it won't leave a legacy of motion-gimmicks and half-assed party games like it's predecessor. Though I dread a legacy of ports of half-assed PS3/360 titles even more.
Well, considering that the Wii-U is only just as powerful as both systems but only with more gimmick, I have to err to skepticism. Also, I'm not seeing Virtual Console for the Wii-U at the moment; one of the few reasons I'd invest into the eShop, seeing as I find WiiWare to be of questionable value, DSiWare to be garbage, and 3DSware to be a strange pivot between actual quality and shovelware.
If only they saw the unlimited potential in releasing classic games as DLC and all the piles of money they bring. Well... I guess it's better to have nothing than stuff we already have on the Wii U, except we're being encouraged to buy $60 games we already have on PS3/360 instead of $5 games we already have on the NES...
Aww, it's too depressing. Video games are finished. FOR THE THIRD TIME!(*Curls up with Double Dragon Neon and waits for game consoles to die out in favor of mobile*)
I guess if you want to play Wii games for cheap and don't care about the online, it's a good system; I actually know a few people who would fall into that category, and I myself would if I didn't already own a normal Wii and Wii U. But that's what confuses me: why release it now, when nearly all of the people who would buy it already own a Wii or are getting the Wii U? I guess that Nintendo knows more about running a business than I do.
I dunno. You don't get to be a CEO for nothing, and given that his track record consists almost entirely of increasing profits (except for that hiccup after the 3DS) and has been named one of the world's top CEOs, I'm going to assume that he knows what he's doing.
Yeah, the Wii mini for a dollar more than the Ouya.
It doesn't have backwards compatibility for Gamecube games, so I'm automatically out. I think it's just a pointless money-grab and another way to confuse customers this holiday season, since a lot of parents will be clueless to the 4 different Wiis (including the Wii U), especially with the bundles. Nintendo is definitely going to go under next gen.