In less than a month, the smaller version of the Wii exclusively available in Canada sold 35,700 units – not bad for a system that a) most people already own if they want it and b) cripples some of the best features of the Nintendo Wii, including Internet connectivity and backwards compatibility.
The console, distinctive from the traditionally white Wii in a matte red and black, launched December 7, 2012, and between that time and January 1, 2013, Nintendo moved just over 35,000 units, Polygon reports. If you need a sense of scale, though, the Wii U, which was released around the same time in Japan, sold 308,000 consoles over its launch weekend.
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While the low price point was likely enticing for the few people who still don’t own a Wii, it didn’t exactly take the Canadian retail market by storm over the holidays – I imagine there was more than one heartbroken kid who asked for a Wii, only to get this instead of a Wii U lastRead More »from Nintendo Wii Mini sells over 35K units in Canada, and Brits still don’t want it