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Wii Mini: No plans to release in UK, Nintendo to focus on Wii U

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The Wii Mini is not being released in the UK, Nintendo has confirmed.

Announced earlier this week, the Wii Mini will remain a Canadian exclusive, where it will be released on December 7.

Wii Mini

© Nintendo

Wii Mini

© Nintendo



Outside of Canada, Nintendo will focus its efforts on the Wii U, which launched in Europe today (November 30) and in North America on November 18.

"We have no plans to launch it in the UK. Our focus here is all about Wii U," Nintendo's James Honeywell told CVG.

Pitched as "Big Fun, for a Mini Price", the Wii Mini offers a manual, top-loading disc tray and will not connect to the internet, support online features or play GameCube Games.

The bundle will come with a console, sensor bar and Red MotionPlus controller with Nunchuk for $99 (£62).

Nintendo recently confirmed that it has stopped making first-party Wii games, but said that the console still has a lot of potential.

The company suggested that new Wii bundles are inbound, believing that the console would continue to sell at the right price.

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The Wii U, meanwhile, is now available in a basic and premium edition, as well as a European-exclusive ZombiU bundle.

The basic pack includes a white Wii U console with 8GB of memory, a Wii U GamePad, an AC adapter and an HDMI cable.

The premium set will offer the system in black with 32GB of memory, a copy of Nintendo Land, Wii U sensor bar, a GamePad charging cradle, stands for the GamePad and console and Nintendo Network Premium membership.

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