Nintendo is to launch Wii Mini in the UK on March 22.
Currently available exclusively in Canada, the flat resting system is smaller than the original Wii and features a manual release top-loading disc tray. The console doesn’t boast any internet connectivity options or backwards compatibility with GameCube titles.
It will be available in matte black with a red border, and come bundled with a red MotionPlus controller and Nunchuk. While Nintendo said last year that the Canadian Wii Mini is capable of playing more than 1,400 disc-based Wii games, the UK version will be compatible with 1,200 and support “most” Wii accessories. UK pricing has yet to be confirmed, but the system retails for $100 (£64) in Canada.
Lifetime Wii hardware sales stood at 99.38 million units as of December 31, 2012.