It would seem that Nintendo is planning on launching a smaller version of its Wii U console system, the Mini Wii, sometime around December 7 of this year. If the rumour is true, then the official announcement should be coming up soon, but we’re not holding our breath.
The unfortunate thing about rumours is that they either come with so much juicy information and detail that we can’t wait for the product, or they come with absolutely no threads to tug on. Sadly, the latter would be the case for the Nintendo Mini Wii. All we know is that it will come bundled with a sensor bar, nunchuks and a Wii Remote Plus which is standard package for the Wii. What we don’t know is just how “Mini” it would be, seeing as how the current Wii already has a much smaller footprint when compared to the Xbox 360 and PS3.
If and when the Nintendo Mini Wii hits the store shelves, speculations are that it would be priced at around $130, which is what new Wii’s are generally priced around. However, we can’t say for sure that Nintendo won’t be breaking that tradition.
A newer console would make sense for Nintendo as it would help them rake in some of that holiday money, however, we can only hope that the console would bring something new to the table than just a smaller size. Regardless, it’s all speculation till December 7 (or an announcement date) comes around. Till then, we’re going to hold onto our pinch of salt.