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No plans to release the Wii Mini outside of Canada

10:00 AM on 12.02.2012

Chris Walden

Associate Editor

Only Canadian ankles are at risk.

The Wii Mini is puzzling. I'd be lying if I said it didn't look neat, but it's also kind of a shame that the Gamecube compatibility and online parts have been stripped from the console. Can't complain when it'll only cost you 99 of Canada's finest dollars, but is there even a market for these?

Well, I'd buy one. If I can slap the homebrew channel on there and be able to play my copy of Taiko no Tatsujin (screw region locking), then why not. Reminds me a little of the Dreamcast in some respects. 

It seems that I don't have to beat myself up over being dumb and buying one of these when I already have a Wii, as Nintendo have stated that there are no plans to release it outside of Canada. The reason? Apparently, their focus is all on the Wii U.

...What?

Well, let's just hope that they haven't already given up on the Canadian market, if they think their 'focus' is better spent on last minute Wii buyers rather than the Wii U. It also means you collectors will want to look at importing, if you really want one of these. 

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