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The Wii Mini is one hell of a strange system

Postby robometal cowboy » 04 Dec 2012 05:44

The Wii Mini is one hell of a strange system
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Postby Roth » 04 Dec 2012 05:47

Yeah, I already knew about it being a toploader and this was how I expected it.. PSone style with the power and open buttons on top. Some would say it resembles the NES, but I would say it's more like a simplified Famicom. From this angle, it seems like an old-fashion record player though.
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Re: The Wii Mini is one hell of a strange system

Postby Phantastic » 04 Dec 2012 05:49

This honestly looks ugly and doesn't look like a quality product. The only reason why I would get one is because it may be a cool collector's item in the future.
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Re: The Wii Mini is one hell of a strange system

Postby RD3AV5 » 04 Dec 2012 05:57

My question is if you can plug in an Ethernet adapter or Nintendo WFC wireless adapter for internets.
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Postby hakkai » 04 Dec 2012 06:10

No, it can't get online...
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Postby Eggmond » 04 Dec 2012 06:15

I love the design... reminds me of a console from the 90's
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Postby Frank » 04 Dec 2012 06:17

I had guess it'd open that way from the pictures.I couldn't see where a self loading slot like on the regular Wii would fit, plus it's probably a lot cheaper this way.

I really like the design too, not sleek and modern at all but very 90's. Just a shame they excised so many features to the point where I can't think of any reason to justify getting one.
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Postby stoopeed » 04 Dec 2012 06:46

Ugly?!? I love it :D
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Postby Swedish_Otaku » 04 Dec 2012 07:17

Why isn't it smaller?!
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Postby TotalHenshin » 04 Dec 2012 07:54

That's what I expected, since none of the images from before suggested a disc drive slot.
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Postby nphan » 04 Dec 2012 08:16

This seems like a really cool collector piece, especially if it's a Canadian exclusive. Might be a nice investment.
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Postby shadowbuster » 04 Dec 2012 08:19

Finally, a red gamecube :D
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Postby NeroSuferoth » 04 Dec 2012 08:50

I noticed it was a toploader from the first image of it.

As for its looks, I don't like its design... Could be that ugly tone of red. It would probably look better on silver or white again.
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Postby zyxion1 » 04 Dec 2012 09:55

If they were going to eliminate the online they should have put GCN compatibility back in and put the ports on the front, instant "Wiicube"
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Postby pascalou » 04 Dec 2012 10:24

I am a collector... I can't wait to get it friday. Glad I live in Canada.
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Postby ZchmeKko » 04 Dec 2012 10:35

Aside from it looking like a lunchbox, I think it's kinda cool.
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Re: The Wii Mini is one hell of a strange system

Postby Lakster37 » 04 Dec 2012 10:41

RD3AV5 wrote:My question is if you can plug in an Ethernet adapter or Nintendo WFC wireless adapter for internets.


I was wondering the same thing, but apparently it has no USB ports so no internet at all.
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Postby kevynwight » 04 Dec 2012 11:29

Sounds like no US release. Oh well. Was going to buy for girlfriend. Gamecube BC and online play and Wiiware and SD card = completely irrelevant for this application. 0% chance she'll use any of that, ever.

I like the look, though it goes much better with my house which already has a strong red and black motif than hers.

Why Canada, though? I would think a budget-minded last-gen system would be more suited to emerging economies -- South America, Eastern Europe, Asia other than S. Korea and Japan, etc.
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Postby joeshabadoo » 04 Dec 2012 11:38

hahahaha, it looks like something out of the early 80s. Love it
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Postby BeelzebubTheCat » 04 Dec 2012 11:54

looks old school i love it, too bad the functionality is garbage..
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Postby Mirai » 04 Dec 2012 12:25

It looks awesome, but too bad about the lack of internet and SD card slot.
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Postby Mirr0rR3flection » 04 Dec 2012 12:38

Reminds me of the GameCube. \(^¬^)/ ~ ♥
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Postby gatorboi352 » 04 Dec 2012 13:01

Lakster37 wrote:
RD3AV5 wrote:My question is if you can plug in an Ethernet adapter or Nintendo WFC wireless adapter for internets.


I was wondering the same thing, but apparently it has no USB ports so no internet at all.


I'm pretty sure thats a single USB port on the back right of the system.... Could be mistaken.
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Re: The Wii Mini is one @#!*% of a strange system

Postby Jerome » 04 Dec 2012 13:23

Who decided to add the weird angles to the sides? Not only do they make the system look like a cheap kiddie toy, they make it larger than it needs to be, and it's already not much smaller than a regular Wii. :?

This system has exactly two things going for it, from a customer standpoint:

1. It's unusual, so it may become popular with collectors (that is, if Nintendo doesn't make tons of them)

2. The non-motorized disk tray could be less susceptible to problems in the long run.

That's about it. It's barely smaller, it's not really cheaper considering you don't get games with it, and the features it cuts out weren't bothering anyone.
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Re: The Wii Mini is one hell of a strange system

Postby 8bitlink » 04 Dec 2012 14:12

This is obviously the system to get for your grandparents if they don't already have one. I think they made this just for wii sports and all those games people that don't usually play video games like. I still think it's ugly...but kinda cool, it reminds me of like an old cd walkman.
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