Best Buy's Canadian arm has formally announced the Wii Mini's existence. The console will be available to customers for an "introductory price" of $99.99, and will not include Gamecube compatibility or internet functionality.
The retailer has also released a bunch of images that better detail the refreshed console. It's a top-loading device, and has a rather nice black and red design that makes it look a bit like a lunchbox. A lunchbox that we'd take to the playground, if we were kids? Maybe... not.
Wii Mini boxes will include a sensor bar, a red MotionPlus Wii Remote controller and a matching Nunchuk. Pre-orders are being taken today at the Best Buy website. It's been suggested that the console is exclusive to Canada, but we wouldn't be surprised if it was made available in other territories too.
But, Nintendo UK sent the following statement to SPOnG. "The system launches in Canada on December 7th with a suggested retail price of $99.99. No announcements have been made regarding other regions." So perhaps it might be a bit of a wait after all.