Wii Mini in Canada Promo

Hey Canadians, do you want a Wii system that doesn't have backwards compatibility and doesn't have online functionality such as the Wii Shop Channel? Then I have good news for you, eh. The Wii Mini will be exclusive to Canada on December 7 for only $99.99. The Wii Mini is only featured in the Nintendo of Canada website. According to the site, The Wii Mini is compatible with over 1300 Wii disc games.

There are some worried Nintendo fans that think this is an ill-fated sign that The Wii Shop Channel will eventually shut down. This theory exist due to the fact that Capcom will eventually shut down the Monster Hunter Tri online servers and Netflix will do the same with the Netflix Channel on Wii.

I'm not worried about the Wii Shop Channel just yet since Nintendo did provide Wii U owners a choice to transfer all their Wii downloadable content, including their Wii Shop Channel account. I give the Wii Shop Channel 5 more years, because that's how long it took the Wii on store shelves to no longer support Gamecube games and accessories.

What do you think about the Wii Mini? Leave your welcoming thoughts at the comment section below.

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on November 27th 2012, 11:44 amTowafan7
I really don't understand why the Wii Netflix channel should be affected as long as you don't delete the channel since it uses the same servers as the PC app does only with less features unlocked for users. Wink
on November 28th 2012, 11:24 amTasuki
What I find odd is that Nintendo has said that they are stopping game support for the Wii yet here they bring out a Wii Mini with no online support? I am sorry but I dont see who besides collectors would be interested in this. I could see someone getting this if they got a Wii U and the Wii U couldn't play Wii games but other than that I dont see the point.
on November 29th 2012, 10:53 amKingreX32
I find this odd as well. Its been 6 years. Is there anyone who really dosent own a Wii already. Limiting it to one country is also kinda dumb. Canaas market isnt as big as the states. Although it is nice to get exclusive stuff. Us up here in canada didnt get the youtube channel or Hulu plus channels for wii.
on November 29th 2012, 6:52 pmTowafan7
Why does this model not even support all Wii disc based games? confused
on November 29th 2012, 7:03 pmGuest
And I thought the U.S. model lacking bc was a downgrade. Sad
on November 29th 2012, 9:52 pmKingreX32
no idea. the whole thing is just dumb
on December 19th 2012, 9:49 amgamerace
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I figure there's two markets for this:

1) Game system collectors. Canadian exclusivity (and it may not even be sold in 2013 - except for pre-existing units) makes this a must have for collectors of everything video-game.

2) People who only want a Wii for Just Dance parties or such. It's fine for that useage but little else.

Otherwise, I can't think of any reason to get this. I'd sooner get a used Wii for $79.99 than a Wii Mini.

Also no SD card and (I'm told) no S cable support - meaning it won't work on some modern TVs. WTF?
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