Just when we think they’ve finally gotten their ducks in a row, Nintendo goes and does something stupid. Like announcing the Wii Mini for the United States for $99, bundled with Mario Kart Wii. This is yet another stupid decision in a long train of stupid decisions that makes it hard to write about this announcement objectively. Here, I’ll try and save the rant for another time.
The Wii Mini will be available “by the middle of November” after a successful test launch in Canada and Europe. The press statement says the availability of the Wii Mini will differ some according to location, so it’s presumed that Nintendo will only be offering this option to certain markets, most likely with large populations.