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The Wii Mini looks set to go on sale in the UK at around £80 after online retailers put listings for the console online.

Amazon.co.uk and GAME.co.uk each have the console listed for £79.99.

Elsewhere ShopTo.net is asking £84.85 but is likely to match its retailer rivals.

The Wii Mini goes on sale March 22 and shrinks down the already tiny Wii. The new unit can only play Wii games on discs and offers no internet connectivity.

VideoGamer.com Analysis

It £80 too expensive for the Wii Mini? You can pick up a second hand Wii U from highstreet second hand retailer CEX for as little as £40. The Mini also comes without any games, so the cost of Wii Sports or other titles must be factored in on top.

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CheekyLee's Avatar


Not only does it not have online, so no Virtual Console, but it also doesn't play Gamecube games. As good as the highpoints of the Wii back catalogue are, I genuinely think anybody buying this SKU is a fool. Get the full spec machine instead, or make the step up to a Wii U. £80 is a, frankly, ridiculous price.
Posted 23:43 on 01 March 2013


A Resi 4 game bundle would go well with the blood red styling :0o
Posted 22:55 on 01 March 2013
FantasyMeister's Avatar


There's also the minor fact that it's tiny and aesthetically pleasing for a console (bit like the tiny PS2 slim). It does have a lid that pops up rather than sliding the disc in at the front which might work against it in some cabinets, and for me personally I hate sensor bars, it's yetanotherwire in the household.
Posted 13:03 on 27 February 2013
Endless's Avatar


My mother in law would be interested :)

It's almost worth it to get additional wii motion plus wii mote and nunchuck, you essentially get your Wii console for like 20 quid!
Posted 12:58 on 27 February 2013
FantasyMeister's Avatar


Probably worth it, one could pick up Xenoblade Chronicles, Resi 4, Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword, Okami, Dead Space Extraction, MadWorld, No More Heroes and a handful of exclusive RPGs that they've never sampled. People would have to stop selling the Wii for £70 new first though.

The problem for me is I have a PS2 and 360 and can get comparable experiences from their games instead with online functionality without forking out any more money. And of course next gen is just around the corner so for the sake of a handful of Wii games it's probably not worth investing in at this time.

Having said that someone, somewhere, will find this offer invaluable and get a great deal of joy from it.
Posted 12:43 on 27 February 2013
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