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Nintendo Introduces New Wii Mini That's All About the Games

With a New Look, $99.99 Wii Mini Offers an Amazing Value for the Holidays

VANCOUVER, Nov. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - After nearly 100 million sold worldwide, Nintendo's Wii console is getting a new look and a new price. On Dec. 7, the new Wii Mini home console launches in Canada at a suggested retail price of just $99.99 and puts the focus squarely on Wii games. The system can play more than 1,400 disc-based Wii games. Wii Mini is smaller than the original Wii system, and comes in matte black with a red border. The system comes with a red Wii Remote Plus, a red Nunchuk controller and works with most Wii accessories.

"There are games in the Wii library for every type of player," said Ron Bertram, Nintendo of Canada's vice president and general manager. "Wii Mini is a great gift for the holidays that brings everyone in the family together to play. Wii Mini has a mini price, but it's all about big fun."

Wii Mini is designed exclusively to play Wii games. Its family-friendly design has no Internet capabilities and does not play Nintendo GameCube games. It's a great value for first-time Wii owners who just want to jump in and experience all the great Wii games that helped usher in a revolution in motion-controlled gaming. Wii games are available at a variety of price points for every kind of shopper. Some top Wii games during the past six years include:

    --  A whole range of value-priced Nintendo Selects games, including
        some of the top-selling and best-reviewed Wii games of all
        time, at a suggested retail price of $19.99
    --  Super Smash Bros. Brawl (suggested retail price of $29.99)
    --  Donkey Kong Country Returns (suggested retail price of $29.99)
    --  Mario Kart Wii (suggested retail price of $39.99)
    --  Wii Sports Resort (suggested retail price of $39.99)
    --  New Super Mario Bros. Wii (suggested retail price of $59.99)
    --  Wii Fit Plus with the Wii Balance Board (suggested retail price
        of $99.99)

Wii Mini is available exclusively in Canada during the holiday season. No 
information is available about its potential availability in other territories 
in the future. Remember that Wii Mini features parental controls that let 
adults manage the content their children can access. For more information 
about this and other features, visit

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive 
entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets 
hardware and software for its Wii U(™) and Wii(™ )home consoles, and 
Nintendo 3DS(™) and Nintendo DS(™) families of portable systems. Since 
1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System(™), Nintendo has 
sold more than 4 billion video games and more than 637 million hardware units 
globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 
3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy(™), Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 
DSi(™) and Nintendo DSi XL(™), Super NES(™), Nintendo 64(™), Nintendo 
GameCube(™) and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have 
become well-known, household names such as Mario(™), Donkey Kong(™), 
Metroid(™), Zelda(™) and Pokémon(™). A wholly owned subsidiary, 
Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for 
Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about 
Nintendo, please visit the company's website at

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Cohn & Wolfe Samantha Eng 416-924-5700  Max Nchama 

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which will retail for $99.99. (CNW Group/Nintendo of Canada Ltd.)". Image 
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which will retail for $99.99. (CNW Group/Nintendo of Canada Ltd.)". Image 
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