During last week Nintendo officially launched a new redesigned version of its successful Wii console called the Wii Mini in UK. The console was already launched some months ago in Canada: the Wii Mini comes without Nintendo Wi Fi connection support, without SD Card slot and without Gamecube backwards compatibility, something that was lacking in the latest Wii standard models as well.
Nintendo was expecting the console to do at least decently in the UK but it looks like things are a lot worse than expected: demand for the console is apparently very low.
A GAME flagship store has got in touch with TechRadar to inform them that their store isn’t even stocking the console due to an almost non existent consumer response. Other stores like HMV aren’t stocking the console for the same reason.
While the console comes with a reduced price, this Wii redesigned actually offers less than the original Wii design, something that players definitely didn’t like. This makes Nintendo’s situation in UK even harder, considering that their latest home console, Wii U, is struggling to get good sales, making retailers reduce shelf space for Nintendo’s latest console. The situation is so bad that Nintendo UK is going to speak in the next days with major UK retailers about their future plans, hoping to improve this whole situation.