The Wii Mini, originally released in Canada Europe during the past year, will retail at $99 and hit shelves this month — just when Sony and Microsoft launch their next-generation consoles.
Unlike the original Wii, the Wii Mini cannot play GameCube games and does not include Internet capabilities or a SD card slot. The Mini, however, will come packaged with a Wii Remote Plus, a nunchuk and a copy of Mario Kart Wii in the U.S.
The Wii Mini is the newest holiday addition from Nintendo, which unveiled a 2DS handheld console a few months ago.
Nintendo posted its most recent earnings report last week and the company’s newest console — the Wii U — continues to struggle. In fact, the original Wii is nearly outselling the Wii U, nearly seven years after its release.