Gamers in the U.S. will finally be able to get their hands on the Wii Mini starting this month, after the reconfigured system's initial release in Canada a year ago.

Nintendo says the system – retailing for $99 and coming with Mario Kart and red Wii Motion Plus and nunchuk controllers – will hit stores starting sometime in mid-November.

Last month a report stated Nintendo would be ceasing production of the Wii, leading GI editor Matt Helgeson to presciently comment that the Wii Mini might be released here.



Our Take:
Although the Wii Mini lacks online and GameCube backwards compatibility, this version of the system should do quite well. I wonder if there will be any consumer confusion this holiday season between the Mini and the Wii U, and which one will sell more...