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Canadians Snap Up 35,700 Wii Minis Since Launch

by Tyler Ohlew - February 27, 2013, 8:57 am PST
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo of Canada

Will Wii Mini become the next Canadian staple? Move over, Alanis Morissette! 

From its launch through to January 31st, the Wii Mini has sold 35,700 units across Canada, according to the NPD Group.

When asked of Nintendo of Canada's opinion regarding the reception, Ryan stated that the "Canadian market has reacted positively to the great value the system has to offer, and we are seeing this reflected in the sales numbers."

The Wii Mini released on Canadian store shelves on December 7 of last year, and carried an MSRP of $99.99. It has been announced for release in Europe next month. Ryan went on to say that the sales numbers in Canada play no role in another regions decision to release the console.

The Wii Mini is a redesign of the Wii console, and lacks backwards compatibility with GameCube titles and peripherals, SD card support, and online connectivity.

Talkback

KITT 10KFebruary 27, 2013

If it has no backwards compatibility and can't go online then what's the point of getting it? (Especially with todays games.)

ShayminFebruary 28, 2013

It's the cheap option for Just Dance and Mario Kart Wii. For example, my old workplace would probably have bought these for the wellness room.


What I'm wondering about is what effect moving all the online features to the WiiU has done to WiiU sales.

pokepal148February 28, 2013

Quote from: Shaymin

It's the cheap option for Just Dance and Mario Kart Wii. For example, my old workplace would probably have bought these for the wellness room.


What I'm wondering about is what effect moving all the online features to the WiiU has done to WiiU sales.

that is true..
but we still have 35,000 suckers in canada lol

Mop it upFebruary 28, 2013

I can't help but wonder who is buying these. It has way less functionality for just a tad less money, so I wonder if people even realize that it's missing so much. Then again, if they don't know what it's lacking, perhaps they won't care.

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