According to rumours, Nintendo are about to launch a new, mini Wii on December 7th.
“The information was part of an internal release schedule from a major retailer that at this time we are unable to disclose,” says Nintendo World Report.
The Wii Mini (as it’s apparently known) will come with a newly shrunk console, a sensor bar, Nunchuk and a Wii Remote Plus. This will be the Wii’s second redesign, and it’s already considerably smaller than anything else, so chances are it’ll be matchbox sized.
Presumably the GameCube functionality will remain missing.
If this is true it’ll bring further confusion to the Wii U launch, something that Nintendo really don’t want to be messing around with. Sony’s PSP is still outselling the Vita in Japan, gamers love cheaper tech that still has plenty of games.
We’ll see soon enough.