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  • RobTheBuilder 27 Nov 2012 12:21:59 6,521 posts
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    Just seen this... Thoughts?

    http://mobile.theverge.com/2012/11/27/3696494/wii-mini-release-date-december-7th-best-buy


    Edit: just saw on EG front page...!

    Edited by RobTheBuilder at 12:23:38 27-11-2012
  • Deckard1 27 Nov 2012 12:24:42 28,253 posts
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    Should have called it the Wee Wii.

    Also the last thing Nintendo want is more confusion about what the Wii U is, and releasing this thing will probably only add to that.
  • mrpon 27 Nov 2012 12:25:09 28,997 posts
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    And did you see it mentioned in the Wii U thread as well Bob?

    Edited by mrpon at 12:25:40 27-11-2012

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  • RobTheBuilder 27 Nov 2012 12:29:33 6,521 posts
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    @mrpon Nope. I checked the list of threads for a mention then posted!
    Its hard work posting on this forum! :)
  • neilka 27 Nov 2012 12:30:41 16,104 posts
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    Most Nintendo fans are already pretty keen on mini wiis.

    Lastly, I am gay, disabled, and a liberal.

  • LockeTribal 27 Nov 2012 12:33:38 4,516 posts
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    You know what? If it's the right price I could see someone like me, who's never owned a Wii, being tempted by this.

    But then, no, because I could pick up a second hand Wii for sub-60 and I can't see it selling for less than 90.
  • ecureuil 27 Nov 2012 12:36:18 76,874 posts
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    It's smaller so it'll gather less dust than the regular version.

    Bonus feature: it's incredibly energy-efficient. There's nothing to play on it so you'll never turn it on, saving you money in the long run.
  • oceanmotion 27 Nov 2012 12:38:32 15,971 posts
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    Looks nice but surely everyone has played the hyped games and doesn't give a shit about the Wii now. You only get one controller. Just seems a bit pointless and throwing more money than you should at Nintendo. Doubt they would put BC back in it. Worthless I think.
  • RobTheBuilder 27 Nov 2012 12:38:38 6,521 posts
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    Given the Wii sold 300k units just recently this makes sense. Keep Wii at a lower relevant price point for those who haven't bought on yet, and that should help being more people across to Wii U later.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 27 Nov 2012 12:39:09 38,355 posts
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    Haha, oh my no.

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  • RobTheBuilder 27 Nov 2012 12:39:57 6,521 posts
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    If you owned a GameCube then the odds are you will already own a Wii. So BC is pointless unless hey expect existing Wii owners to but a new one... Which with BC in the WiiU is vastly unlikely
  • Psychotext 27 Nov 2012 12:48:30 54,309 posts
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    I'm really struggling to see the point of this other than to confuse the shit out of buyers this Christmas.
  • RobTheBuilder 27 Nov 2012 12:49:19 6,521 posts
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    @Psychotext only the same point as every other shrunken hardware release ever made...
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    To help entrap more paedophiles? That's not why the others did it.
  • Fake_Blood 27 Nov 2012 12:53:12 4,221 posts
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    So if a mom comes up and asks for "the new Wii" for her son, what is she going to end up with?
  • Psychotext 27 Nov 2012 13:06:29 54,309 posts
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    RobTheBuilder wrote:
    @Psychotext only the same point as every other shrunken hardware release ever made...
    None of them came out 1-3 weeks after a brand new console.
  • Kay 27 Nov 2012 13:06:37 17,905 posts
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    The Wii U, clearly.
  • RobTheBuilder 27 Nov 2012 13:07:58 6,521 posts
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  • Zomoniac 27 Nov 2012 13:09:06 7,839 posts
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    RobTheBuilder wrote:
    @Fake_Blood whatever the answer was when Sony launched the PSTwo around the time of the PS3 launch.
    The PSTwo came out over two years before PS3.
  • RobTheBuilder 27 Nov 2012 13:10:10 6,521 posts
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    @Psychotext If a kid knows enough to want the new Wii U, that's what they'll ask for. If mum did get it wrong they'll just swap it on boxing day. Having worked on boxing day or when stock is there.
  • Psychotext 27 Nov 2012 13:10:56 54,309 posts
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    There's 200 difference between models and they're just going to swap it?
  • RobTheBuilder 27 Nov 2012 13:11:06 6,521 posts
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    @Zomoniac yeah hence post deleted. But it's still a minor issue for me. The wii mini is still distinctively different from WiiU.
  • RobTheBuilder 27 Nov 2012 13:12:43 6,521 posts
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    @Psychotext well that is unlikely to happen at all. If the price gap is an issue then they were never going to get it in the first place.

    Kids aren't stupid, if their parents don't know they'll be sure to tell them exactly what to get.
  • yupyup 27 Nov 2012 13:12:46 3,682 posts
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    Fake_Blood wrote:
    So if a mom comes up and asks for "the new Wii" for her son, what is she going to end up with?
    Salty tears of disappointment.

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  • PazJohnMitch 27 Nov 2012 13:14:04 8,137 posts
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    Parent goes into GAME and asks for "the new Wii".

    This is what they will now leave with. Nintendo = Evil genius.
  • Psychotext 27 Nov 2012 13:14:42 54,309 posts
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    RobTheBuilder wrote:
    Kids aren't stupid, if their parents don't know they'll be sure to tell them exactly what to get.
    Kids are utterly retarded. It's what they do best.
  • PazJohnMitch 27 Nov 2012 13:26:48 8,137 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    RobTheBuilder wrote:
    Kids aren't stupid, if their parents don't know they'll be sure to tell them exactly what to get.
    Kids are utterly retarded. It's what they do best.
    Depends on the kid. I gave my Mum written instructions and even explained the lies Electronics Boutique would probably tell her. (Naturally they tried to sell her the more expensive Saturn version of a game when I only had a Megadrive, despite the written directions and prices).
  • neilka 27 Nov 2012 13:34:54 16,104 posts
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    Did you have to push the instructions out under the attic door?

    Lastly, I am gay, disabled, and a liberal.

  • PazJohnMitch 27 Nov 2012 13:38:27 8,137 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    Did you have to push the instructions out under the attic door?
    No the loft did not have stairs leading to it. You had to get the step ladder from the garage.
  • Ziz0u 27 Nov 2012 13:56:39 8,394 posts
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