Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/17/nintendo_to_launch_wii_slim/

Nintendo aims to fill stockings with Wii slim

Size matters

By Caleb Cox

Posted in Games, 17th August 2011 16:11 GMT

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.

Wii design

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. ®