Summary: I was surprised to see that it's not that much smaller than the regular Wii. For not much less cost and weight/size, you get a lot less functionality - no bundled game, no WiFi, and you can't play music CDs or DVD movies. Who thought this one up? I wondered why I hadn't heard of it before - now I know why: nobody wants it. Maybe it will be a collector's item some day and I'll have the last laugh. Still, it is a Wii, and it is fun to play.
If you do your research and still want this, it should be fine for you.
13 December 2013
Summary: I am not a person that ever writes reviews, but after purchasing this item from Walmart and returning it only a few days later there is definitely information the consumer needs to know before buying. We previously had a Wii that our kids loved, but got rid of it because they were "loved" the Kinect in the store. Fast forward a few years, we wanted to go back to the Wii because the Kinect just never was what they thought it would be.
Summary: The only reason i bought the wii mini is because i was in a hurry to buy it and couldnt find the normal wii. In the picture it looks nice but i feel that i bought an imitation of wii, the material quality it looks so cheap, it opens with the old traditional way like the most consoles used to be years ago and what bothers me more in my country i paid the same price as the normal wii. When i asked whats the difference they told me its smaller.
Summary: The Wii Mini isn't so mini... in fact it is just as thick and just as wide as a regular Wii, only it is roughly two inches shorter. It cannot be propped up, it must be played flat. It opens via a door, much like the GameCube. Unlike the GameCube, however, the door is INCREDIBLY flimsy and WILL break if you hand it to a child. There are no online capabilities whatsoever, no GameCube compatibility and (as far as I know) no component capability.