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Wii mini Offers Big Value This Holiday Season

  Wii mini Offers Big Value This Holiday Season

 Affordable System Packaged with Mario Kart Wii and Available in the U.S for
                                 Only $99.99

Business Wire

REDMOND, Wash. -- November 4, 2013

The Wii console was a cultural phenomenon when it was released to the world in
2006. To continue this legacy and share the fun with as many people as
possible, Nintendo is launching the Wii mini console in the U.S. at a
suggested retail price of only $99.99. That is a tremendous value for families
and people who have yet to join one of the most iconic and talked-about
pop-culture trends of the last decade. Wii mini is a smaller, redesigned
version of Wii that plays the entire library of more than 1,300 Wii games. The
compact system is matte black with a red border, and comes with the Mario Kart
Wii game, a red Wii Remote Plus controller and a red Nunchuk controller. While
availability will differ somewhat according to location, shoppers can expect
to see Wii mini in stores by the middle of November.

The Wii console was a cultural phenomenon when it was released to the world in
2006. To continue thi ...

The Wii console was a cultural phenomenon when it was released to the world in
2006. To continue this legacy and share the fun with as many people as
possible, Nintendo is launching the Wii mini console in the U.S. at a
suggested retail price of only $99.99. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Wii mini offers the same fun experience as Wii, which has been enjoyed by
millions of people around the world,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of
America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “And it comes
packaged with Mario Kart Wii, a multiplayer Mario racing game that is one of
the best-selling Wii games. At such a great price, it is an extraordinary
value for shoppers this holiday season.”

Wii is the best-selling system of this generation with more than 100 million
units sold globally. Wii mini is for those who don’t own a Wii console and
want to enjoy a ton of great Wii games on a stylish system at an affordable
price. It is also for families who want an additional console in another room,
allowing siblings and friends to play while the rest of the family enjoys
other entertainment and games on the main living room TV screen. While Wii
mini is not compatible with the Internet and will not allow online
functionality when playing games, select multiplayer games can still be played
locally with friends and families, which is the ideal way to enjoy such
entertaining games like Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Mario Kart Wii.

As a companion to the Wii mini system, a large collection of Nintendo Selects
Wii games is available at a suggested retail price of only $19.99 each. These
games include modern classics like Super Mario Galaxy, The Legend of Zelda:
Twilight Princess and Super Paper Mario. In addition, three newly discounted
Wii games – Super Mario Galaxy 2, New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Wii Sports
Resort – are also available at a suggested retail price of $29.99 each. With
an existing, extensive library of classic games available at such low prices,
Wii mini demonstrates the value and variety Nintendo is offering this holiday
season.

For more information about Wii mini, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiimini.

Remember that Wii features parental controls that let adults manage the
content their children can access. For more information about this and other
features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wii.

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 4.1
billion video games and more than 659 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 http://www.nintendo.com.

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