wii-miniBack in November of 2012, Nintendo announced the Wii Mini which strangely skipped the American market, choosing to launch only in Canada and Europe. Well the good news for those who were looking forward to getting their hands on the console, you’re in luck because the Wii Mini has finally been announced for the US market and will be seeing a launch later this month. The Wii Mini will set you back a rather affordable $99 and will come bundled with Mario Kart Wii, a Wii Remote Plus controller and a Nunchuck which have been color coordinated to go with the red finish of the console.

For those unfamiliar with the Wii Mini, it is essentially a smaller and toned-down version of the Nintendo Wii console. It will not come with WiFi or GameCube support, but if those features aren’t important to you, then we guess it won’t be that big of a deal, but other than that the Wii Mini will play the Wii’s entire library of games which is currently numbered at around 1,300 titles. We’re not sure if the release of the Wii Mini in the US will be able to help Nintendo boost their sales, but we guess with its $99 price tag it should make it a pretty attractive purchase to those who have no need for WiFi or GameCube support.

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