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    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.
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    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...

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    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

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    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"

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.
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    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".

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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