Wii Mini To Launch In U.S. For $100, Includes Mario Kart Wii


Last year, Nintendo launched a new model of the Wii, the Wii Mini, in Canada. Then, earlier this year, they brought the Wii Mini to the U.K. in March. Now, the system is being released in North America at a low price with a free game.


The Wii Mini will be released this month for $100, and will come packaged with a copy of Mario Kart Wii. Accompanying the game and system will be a red Wii Remote Plus controller and red Nunchuk controller.


If you intend to pick a Wii Mini up, note that this model of the Wii is missing several features available in regular Wii consoles, such as the ability to play Gamecube games and the ability to connect the console to the Internet. Additionally, the Wii Mini isn’t capable of 480p video output or using SD cards.

Ishaan Sahdev
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