Wii Mini SA pricing: is it worth it?
How much are you willing to spend on Nintendo’s stripped-down Wii?
Core Group, distributor of Nintendo products in South Africa, has announced that the Wii Mini console will have an RRP of R1,499 when it releases on 21 March 2013.
Regarding the console itself, the Wii Mini’s online functionality has been trimmed off, and it lacks media streaming services.
There will be no backward compatibility with GameCube games, leaving the console a dedicated Wii gaming machine.
The console will be available in one colour in SA, red, along with a matching Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuck.
In the UK, the pricing of the pint-sized Wii console caused a bit of uproar, as various retailers set vastly varying prices for the console. It is now currently listed for £79.99 on Amazon UK (±R1,070).
The console was supposed to be a low-cost option, being originally priced for Canada at CA$99 (around R880).
Are you prepared to pay R1,499 for Nintendo’s new little console?
For those interested in the device, it is worth checking out Digital Foundry’s tear-down of the console: Nintendo Wii Mini review. *SPOILER ALERT* They weren’t impressed.