Fresh off the launch of the Wii U, rumor has it that Nintendo is preparing to revamp and shrink its older console, the Wii. An ad on the Best Buy site for Canada lists an upcoming “Wii Mini,” which appears to be set for a Dec. 7 launch.
Nintendo did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Washington Post, but has declined to comment to other news sources.
As Joystiq reported, the retailer’s home page lists an announcement for “Wii Mini” pre-orders for a device that will cost $99.99. The link for pre-orders leads to Best Buy’s Wii site, though there is not a way to pre-order the device. The company also featured a write-up of the console off of its main page, which says the rumored device is a top-loading console and, somewhat surprisingly, does not have Internet connectivity.
According to the post, the device will be compatible with all Wii games and peripherals. The product pictured in the post and on the Web site is black, with a red plastic trim and red Wii remote.