The forthcoming Wii Mini doesn’t include an SD card slot, unlike the original Wii and new Wii U. This means that transferring saves is not possible on the compact console; it cannot import or export saves. Also, unlike the six-year-old Wii, Wii Mini can’t connect to the internet and doesn’t play Nintendo GameCube games.The redesigned Wii console launches in Canada on December 7th and will cost $99.99.
Nintendo of Canada’s Matt Ryan also detailed the difference between the Wii Mini and Wii U markets this holiday season, “… they are two very different products for a different type of player. It really depends on the experience that players want and their preferred investment in their gaming console. If a player just wants to play Wii games, Wii mini is a great choice at a great price. If the player wants more from their system, Wii U is the latest innovation of fun from Nintendo.”