It began as a rumour which led to an official announcement, but we now know that the Wii Mini is real. It's a Canadian exclusive for the time being, but for those of you who may have been hoping that the pint-sized console could travel to the UK in the near future, we've got some bad news.

Speaking with CVG at last night's Wii U midnight launch, Nintendo UK's head of consumer marketing James Honeywell delivered some disappointing news:

We have no plans to launch it in the UK. Our focus here is all about Wii U.

The Wii Mini will launch in Canada on 7th December for $99. It's a smaller, cheaper version of the popular Wii console which lacks online functionality.

Were you hoping to see it released in other regions?