New Streamlined Wii Console To Cut Gamecube Support In U.K. [Update]

By Ishaan . August 17, 2011 . 6:39am

Nintendo will introduce a new streamlined Wii in the U.K. this Christmas, according to a report at ONM. The new system will be bundled with Wii Sports and Wii Party, and will no longer support Gamecube games or controllers.


The console has also been designed to sit horizontally, as opposed to vertically, which is the case with the current Wii.


Controller-wise, the package will include a Wii MotionPlus Remote and Nunchuck. Users looking to play games with a traditional controller will require the Classic Controller.


Update: Nintendo of Europe say that the new bundle, titled “Wii Family Edition,” will be available in October. It will also be one of several upcoming Wii bundles that are yet to be announced.

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