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Nintendo Wii Mini

Channel5
4 October 2014
  • Summary: The Wii Mini is a good idea on paper. The Wii is now six years old and has sold millions, so a cheaper hardware revision is an excellent way of rejuvenating interest and picking up some more fans.
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Overall 5
5.0

Nintendo Wii Mini Mario Kart Wii Bundle

CNET
25 November 2013
  • Summary: The bare-bones Wii Mini gets rid of many Wii features to just focus on playing disc games, but the stripped-down experience isn't worth the savings.
  • Pros: The Wii Mini is compact and very affordable, and the bundle's price is only a few dollars more than some of its components would cost if purchased separately.
  • Cons: No online functionality means you won't be able to play downloadable retro Wii games or watch Netflix; it can't connect to HDMI ports, and can't display HD video; original Wii can be found for just a bit more, or even less if purchased used.
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Overall 4
4.0

Expert Review

The Gadget Show
20 November 2014
  • Summary: The basics Amid the fuss surrounding the launch of the Wii U it’s easy to forget that Nintendo also released another new piece of hardware at the end of 2012: the scaled-down Nintendo Wii Mini.
  • Pros: The most obvious advantage of the Nintendo Wii Mini is the price - it retails for $99 Canadian dollars, which equates to about £60. Second-hand Wii consoles aren’t exactly expensive these days of course, but if you’re looking for a brand-new system that hasn’t been gathering dust in someone’s bed...
  • Cons: Where to start? Once you’ve gotten over the appealing case design, the Wii Mini is a catalogue of schoolboy errors, the most glaring of which is the lack of online connectivity. The console cannot connect to the web in any way, shape or form. That means no online gaming, no Virtual Console downlo...
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