Wii Mini Doesn't Include an SD Slot
Posted by Martin Watts
Just another thing to add to the list
It has been discovered that the recently unveiled Wii Mini system does not have an SD card slot.
The new miniaturised Wii, which — bizarrely enough — will only be available to purchase in Canada, is a cut-down version of the original Wii that lacks online functionality or GameCube backward compatibility. You may remember that the Wii has already undergone a minor revamp, where that backward compatibility feature was removed.
The lack of an SD card slot means that players cannot transfer save data. Given that the system is not online-enabled and, therefore, cannot connect to the Wii Shop Channel, there would in fact be very little use for an SD card; this feature was likely removed to help bring down costs.
Following the redesigned system's unveiling, Nintendo of Canada's Matt Ryan stated:
... they are two very different products for a different type of player. It really depends on the experience that players want and their preferred investment in their gaming console. If a player just wants to play Wii games, Wii Mini is a great choice at a great price. If the player wants more from their system, Wii U is the latest innovation of fun from Nintendo.
The Wii Mini will be available at Canadian retailers from 7th December and will cost $99.99 CAD. Does Nintendo's latest redesign get more baffling by the minute or do you think that it will appeal to newcomers? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.