Exclusive to Canada and lacking online functionality, the Wii Mini might seem like an afterthought on Nintendo's part but that didn't stop us ordering one as soon as they became available and mobbing the courier the moment the package arrived. Nintendo hardware is still Nintendo hardware, after all.

We'll be following up this short unboxing piece with some first impressions of the $99 system, but in the meantime feast your eyes on the Wii U's little brother.

The unopened package. So full of promise and potential...
The unopened package. So full of promise and potential...
Digging deeper
Digging deeper
Freed from its packaging, the Wii Mini is surprisingly attractive
Freed from its packaging, the Wii Mini is surprisingly attractive
Round the back of the system you'll find the usual array of ports
Round the back of the system you'll find the usual array of ports
There will be fights in the Nintendo Life office over that red Wii Remote and Nunchuk combo, believe us
There will be fights in the Nintendo Life office over that red Wii Remote and Nunchuk combo, believe us