+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16
Gaming Thread, The Wii Mini - Why? in Fun Stuff; ...
  1. #1

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    9,062
    Thank Post
    628
    Thanked 2,216 Times in 1,016 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    635

    The Wii Mini - Why?

    I see Nintendo have released the Wii Mini. Whilst it will only be available in Canada initially it is pegged for other areas in the future, and boy is it small. At $99 (£62 approx) it is a bargain, but comes with no internet connectivity or backwards compatibility with Game Cube games. The only question I have is why? The Wii U has just been launched as well as the 3DS XL a few months back. Surely anyone who wanted a Wii already has one, and if your like me would rather pick one up from eBay for a fraction of the cost of a new Wii mini anyway. I'm just a bit baffled, that's all.

    Wii Official Site at Nintendo
    BBC News - Nintendo launches Wii mini console in Canada

    nintendo-wii-mini-official.jpg

  2. #2

    X-13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    /dev/null
    Posts
    9,250
    Thank Post
    607
    Thanked 2,028 Times in 1,393 Posts
    Blog Entries
    19
    Rep Power
    867
    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    The only question I have is why?
    Purely so people can make the joke "and I shall call him... Mini-Wii."

    Attachment 16107

  3. #3

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    9,062
    Thank Post
    628
    Thanked 2,216 Times in 1,016 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    635
    If you are to buy a new games console, surely you are not going to invest in 6 year old technology?
    Saying that, the XBox 360 will be 8 in May 2013!

  4. #4

    X-13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    /dev/null
    Posts
    9,250
    Thank Post
    607
    Thanked 2,028 Times in 1,393 Posts
    Blog Entries
    19
    Rep Power
    867
    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    If you are to buy a new games console, surely you are not going to invest in 6 year old technology?
    Saying that, the XBox 360 will be 8 in May 2013!
    The Wii U launch stuff isn't all that.

    Plus, it's cheaper than a new Wii [I think] and comes with the warranty a second-hand one lacks.


    Also, it's Canada only.

  5. #5

    sonofsanta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Lincolnshire, UK
    Posts
    5,029
    Thank Post
    888
    Thanked 1,473 Times in 1,010 Posts
    Blog Entries
    47
    Rep Power
    646
    The PS1 & PS2 redesigns sold well for many years still even after they were superseded, and they were the dominant consoles of their generation as well. Designing & producing the Wii Mini will cost Nintendo hardly anything - as you say, 6 year tech - and they've got it below that magic $100 amount. With a massive backlog of games to tempt people in still as well, it's almost free money for them.

    Less a case of "why?" and more "why not?"

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Nottinghamshire
    Posts
    530
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 84 Times in 58 Posts
    Rep Power
    38
    I hate the wii for having no vga/hdmi so it won't connect to our projectors

  7. #7
    hardtailstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    1,852
    Thank Post
    569
    Thanked 246 Times in 215 Posts
    Rep Power
    60
    If you want to just play games its a good price, I do a lot with youth groups by having console nights When they come on sale here i may pick one up so its an extra one and they will have more of a choice for the nights then.

  8. #8

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    9,062
    Thank Post
    628
    Thanked 2,216 Times in 1,016 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    635
    Quote Originally Posted by mavhc View Post
    I hate the wii for having no vga/hdmi so it won't connect to our projectors
    Here y'go: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wii-HDMI-Con...4184543&sr=8-1

  9. #9

    CHR1S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    4,511
    Thank Post
    1,588
    Thanked 489 Times in 305 Posts
    Rep Power
    218
    Its the rush for the £99/$99 market segment!

  10. #10

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,318
    Thank Post
    681
    Thanked 1,650 Times in 1,471 Posts
    Rep Power
    425
    No internet is the main killer not worried about gamecube compatability.

    Ben

  11. #11

    witch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    11,053
    Thank Post
    1,424
    Thanked 2,455 Times in 1,716 Posts
    Rep Power
    717
    It's the size issue. We have a wii and just use it for the specialised wii games, zumba etc. We already have an xbox360 at least until the eldest leaves home and as we dont play games we wouldnt care about internet or backwards compatibility
    But size - now that is a different matter! Behind the TV we have a printer and all the connections and wires for various bits of kit, and a smaller, cheaper wii would have been ideal for us.

  12. #12

    sonofsanta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Lincolnshire, UK
    Posts
    5,029
    Thank Post
    888
    Thanked 1,473 Times in 1,010 Posts
    Blog Entries
    47
    Rep Power
    646
    It's also likely that it's not designed as a living room system but a bedroom system - the new Wii U lives in the front room for kids to share, the original Wii moves to one sproglet's bedroom so you get a Wii Mini for the other to have in theirs. Hence small size, no internet, no pack in game as you already have the games.

  13. #13
    Gibbo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    915
    Thank Post
    210
    Thanked 346 Times in 239 Posts
    Rep Power
    93
    Quote Originally Posted by mavhc View Post
    I hate the wii for having no vga/hdmi so it won't connect to our projectors
    No composite video on the projector?

  14. #14
    bushby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    winchester
    Posts
    534
    Thank Post
    61
    Thanked 61 Times in 53 Posts
    Rep Power
    30
    but my wii u only just arrived damb have to buy a wii-nie now.

  15. #15
    CAM
    CAM is offline

    CAM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Burgh Heath, Surrey
    Posts
    4,227
    Thank Post
    847
    Thanked 381 Times in 295 Posts
    Blog Entries
    60
    Rep Power
    285
    Two different markets, gamers more interested in online multiplayer will be far more scarce on a Wii then other platforms.

    That said, the CoD series is still sold on the Wii and that would cause some problems for online play...

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 23
    Last Post: 12th March 2010, 07:13 PM
  2. [Video] The Simpsons Mini Mega Mix
    By mattx in forum Jokes/Interweb Things
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12th November 2009, 01:44 PM
  3. A use for the Wii
    By Ric_ in forum Gaming
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 21st February 2007, 02:41 PM
  4. Oh why wont the internet work anymore :S
    By tarquel in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 27th August 2005, 07:33 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •