Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 17

Thread: News - Nintendo Wii Mini to hit the UK in March priced at £79.99

  1. #1
    HEXUS.admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    24,828
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1,276 times in 482 posts

    News - Nintendo Wii Mini to hit the UK in March priced at £79.99

    Lower priced, less capable, console announced for UK after Canadian test launch.
    Read more.

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    109
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    4 times in 4 posts

    Re: News - Nintendo Wii Mini to hit the UK in March priced at £79.99

    If it's actually £80, I think it might actually sell... Compared to a PS4 for £600...

  3. #3
    Vive le pants! directhex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    /dev/urandom
    Posts
    16,853
    Thanks
    203
    Thanked
    971 times in 635 posts
    • directhex's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI X99A Gaming 7
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 5280k
      • Memory:
      • 32GiB ADATA DDR4
      • Storage:
      • Corsair Neutron XT 960GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G Twin Frozr 5
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX860i
      • Case:
      • NZXT H440
      • Operating System:
      • Ubuntu 16.04, Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2713HM
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity

    Re: News - Nintendo Wii Mini to hit the UK in March priced at £79.99

    Why's it even called "Mini"? It's barely smaller than the original, with buckets of removed functionality

  4. #4
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    36
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    5 times in 3 posts

    Re: News - Nintendo Wii Mini to hit the UK in March priced at £79.99

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    Why's it even called "Mini"? It's barely smaller than the original, with buckets of removed functionality
    Because the word "Mini" is easier to market positively than the word "Basic"

  5. #5
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    19
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: News - Nintendo Wii Mini to hit the UK in March priced at £79.99

    Yeah Basic.. haha. All the useful functionality has been removed. What a rip off.

  6. #6
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    36
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    5 times in 3 posts

    Re: News - Nintendo Wii Mini to hit the UK in March priced at £79.99

    The thing is if you didn't fancy getting the Wii U, you can get a 'proper' Wii second hand for less than the Mini one on your friendly neighborhood auction site or from the ever increasing number of high street trade-in shops and save money to buy games with and have all the functionality.

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    NORTH
    Posts
    182
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    7 times in 7 posts
    • raven1001's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P8Z68-V
      • CPU:
      • 2500k
      • Memory:
      • 8GB corsair
      • Storage:
      • Corsiar 60GB SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX480
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX750
      • Case:
      • lian li
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • NEC 20WGX2
      • Internet:
      • BT 20MB

    Re: News - Nintendo Wii Mini to hit the UK in March priced at £79.99

    lol it's not worth £50 with all the stuff they have cut from it, one Nintendo scew up after another.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    1,006
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked
    45 times in 37 posts
    • Percy1983's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
      • CPU:
      • Intel 3570k (4.5ghz) + Cooler Master Nepton 140XL
      • Memory:
      • 16GB (4x4GB Crucial Tactical DDR3 1866mhz)
      • Storage:
      • 250GB Samsung 850 evo + 2x2TB Seagate 7200.14 in raid 0 with 64gb Crucial M4 Cache + 2TB Storage
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 4Gb AMD 290x @ 1110/1500 (Asus Direct Cu II) x2 Crossfire
      • PSU:
      • 875w Thermaltake Toughpower XT
      • Case:
      • Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • 24" Acer UHD + 24" Acer FHD and 55" UHD LG 3D
      • Internet:
      • Talk Talk!

    Re: News - Nintendo Wii Mini to hit the UK in March priced at £79.99

    I would say there is no reliability problems so getting used isn't an issue as long as you don't get a grubby one.

  9. #9
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    62
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: News - Nintendo Wii Mini to hit the UK in March priced at £79.99

    Waste of money, no gamecube support, no wifi, no ethernet and it's not that much smaller than a normal wii. You can easily buy a normal Wii from tesco with mario and sonic for only £89.99.

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    East Anglia
    Posts
    151
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked
    5 times in 5 posts
    • MrBozack's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 2500k @4.47mHz
      • Memory:
      • Corsair Vengeance LP Blue DDR3
      • Storage:
      • OCZ Vertex 3 SSD Array
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte HD 7850 OC Windforce X2 2GB
      • PSU:
      • Corsair TX 650W
      • Case:
      • SilverStone LC17
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8 Pro with MCE
      • Monitor(s):
      • Toshiba 40" LCD
      • Internet:
      • 24mb Copper

    Re: News - Nintendo Wii Mini to hit the UK in March priced at £79.99

    Yes I agree this is a terrible solution. If it had been HDMI, perhaps it would have sold better. The Wii U is quite impressive, as too is the 3DS - Wii Mini? It's a serious downgrade!

  11. #11
    Poor graduate. Ulti's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    1,973
    Thanks
    665
    Thanked
    217 times in 190 posts
    • Ulti's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z97M Gaming
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7-4790K
      • Memory:
      • Crucial Ballistix 32GB DDR3
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 850 EVO 500GB + 250GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Palit GTX 1070 8GB GameRock
      • PSU:
      • SilverStone SX500-LG V2.0
      • Case:
      • Jonsbo UMX3 Tempered Glass Version
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • QNIX QHD2730R 27" 1440P
      • Internet:
      • Plusnet Fibre Extra 80/20

    Re: News - Nintendo Wii Mini to hit the UK in March priced at £79.99

    I bought my Wii from GAME for £40 preowned or somewhere close to that and got quite a few family/multiplayer games from Amazon second hand for not a lot more, including the cost of controllers, it probably wasn't much more than the £80 they're asking here.

    No problems with my Wii at all. I think they're asking for too much for this crippled version of the Wii, especially when they're releasing it at such a late stage.

  12. #12
    "You're my wife now!" Ravens Nest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    The Pandemonium Carnival
    Posts
    1,366
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    4 times in 4 posts

    Re: News - Nintendo Wii Mini to hit the UK in March priced at £79.99

    Quote Originally Posted by MrBozack View Post
    Yes I agree this is a terrible solution. If it had been HDMI, perhaps it would have sold better. The Wii U is quite impressive, as too is the 3DS - Wii Mini? It's a serious downgrade!
    That would have been a good move a slim line Wii with HDMI on it for £80, not a lets get rid of everything save nintendo money model.

    Then again i think the Wii is old news now you go in the shops there isnt many games for it and nothing new that i personally want or my son wants.
    "Mmm... I want you for my wife!"
    "Autom...Sprow...Canna...Tik banna...Sandwol...But no sera smee?"
    "Of course you can. We would love for you to join us."

  13. #13
    Senior Member Smudger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    St Albans
    Posts
    2,907
    Thanks
    401
    Thanked
    351 times in 264 posts
    • Smudger's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gbyte GA-970A-UD3P
      • CPU:
      • AMD FX8320 Black Edition
      • Memory:
      • 16GB 2x8G CML16GX3M2A1600C10
      • Storage:
      • 1x240Gb Corsair M500, 2TB TOSHIBA DT01ACA200
      • Graphics card(s):
      • XFX Radeon HD4890 1GB
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520
      • Case:
      • Akasa Zen
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Home
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 24"
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 200Mbit

    Re: News - Nintendo Wii Mini to hit the UK in March priced at £79.99

    I've never looked at my Wii and thought: "Ooh, that's too big".

  14. #14
    Senior Member Brewster0101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,614
    Thanks
    45
    Thanked
    54 times in 44 posts
    • Brewster0101's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus m5a99x evo
      • CPU:
      • AMD FX 8350
      • Memory:
      • 8GB (2x4) Corsair Vengence DDR3 1600mghz
      • Storage:
      • Western Green 3TB + Samsung 850Evo 512MB SSD, + 2TB NAS
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI 280X
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AXi760
      • Case:
      • Corsair 650D
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG 27" 27EA63 IPS LED
      • Internet:
      • 120Mb Bt

    Re: News - Nintendo Wii Mini to hit the UK in March priced at £79.99

    Quote Originally Posted by Sc0rian View Post
    Yeah Basic.. haha. All the useful functionality has been removed. What a rip off.
    + 1 to that.

    £80 is asking too much for something that is a cut down machine of something that was pathetic in the first place.

  15. #15
    Theoretical Element Spud1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    North West
    Posts
    6,497
    Thanks
    203
    Thanked
    192 times in 148 posts
    • Spud1's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Mac Pro
      • CPU:
      • 2x 2.8ghz Quad Core Xeons (octo-core)
      • Memory:
      • 4gb DDR2 FB-Dimm
      • Storage:
      • 1x1TB, 1x320gb, 2x500gb, 1x250gb, 120GB SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia Geforce 560Ti
      • PSU:
      • Mac pro PSU
      • Case:
      • Mac Pro Case
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8
      • Monitor(s):
      • 1x22" LG 3D TFT 1x 19" ViewSonic
      • Internet:
      • 80mb BT Infinity

    Re: News - Nintendo Wii Mini to hit the UK in March priced at £79.99

    Quote Originally Posted by killer7xx View Post
    Waste of money, no gamecube support, no wifi, no ethernet and it's not that much smaller than a normal wii. You can easily buy a normal Wii from tesco with mario and sonic for only £89.99.
    This is exactly the point - when its £10 more expensive to get a full Wii with a game - why on earth would anyone buy this?

    If there was a £40-£50 price difference then fine - it would have a place in the market..but a £10 difference? Even if you miss out on a deal like that you can still get a normal Wii complete with plus + wii sports resort for £99 as a regular price (no special offers etc).

    Weird stuff going on at Nintendo at the moment - a crippled Wii at a very strange price point, a vastly overpriced and failing new console (wii u)..very odd imo.

  16. #16
    Funking Prink! Raz316's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Deal, Kent, UK
    Posts
    2,978
    Thanks
    130
    Thanked
    62 times in 52 posts

    Re: News - Nintendo Wii Mini to hit the UK in March priced at £79.99

    It looks pretty cheap and nasty doesn't it? I'm pretty sure I saw one of them at a jumble sale while I was at primary school.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

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
  •