Nintendo aims to fill stockings with Wii slim
The Nintendo Wii is set for a revamp this Christmas, with an all-new streamlined design.
The 'Wii-design' will see the console now sport a more compact body. Unfortunately, it seems the size reduction has come at the cost of GameCube functionality, with no space left for the controller ports.
The Wii has sold more than 87m units globally since release in 2006 and until now, has stuck to its trusty original design.
The white console is being relaunched with various game bundles this holiday season - even though its successor, the Wii U, is set to launch just a few months later. ®
I often thought it just missed the size mark. Just a tweak smaller and it could fit into a standard 5-1/4 drive bay. Couple it with an adapter that would allow it to interface with the PC and a portable housing for independent/mobile use and you would have a rather nice multipurpose unit. Oh well, now I just use dolphin so there isn't much point now.
Everyone who wants a Wii has one
They have wasted money on this redesign.
Doesn't removing those ports ...
... hose people with games like (Dance Dance Revolution) that use those ports for connecting the foot pads? Or does Nintendo consider that a non-standard configuration?
Upgrades that have less than the predecessor - total FAIL
Don't really care
I don't care in the slightest when X preceded Y.
Both went from first release to a slimmed down version to boost sales halfway through their lifecycle. THAT is the natural progression of consoles.
Car manufacturers do the same halfway through a model lifecycle, although it is usually more of a facelift
Its a bit late in the game for a redesign
Surely everyone who wanted a Wii already has one? Who would buy this new bundle?