Wii Mini met with a shrug from UK games shops
It's more bad news for Nintendo, as Game and HMV aren't stocking the console, due to a lack of demand from UK punters.
The-- Nintendo's rebadging of the -- launched yesterday in the UK, but it seems us Brits aren't too bowled over with it.
Staff at one of the UK's flagship Techradar it isn't stocking the console due to a lack of interest from punters (though it does sell it online). "We've pretty much had nothing. None at all," they said. also confirmed it's not stocking the console, though it might do in future if demand picks up.stores told
It seems us Brits are either hooked on more throwaway games on our smart phones and tablets, or are waiting for the and to touch down later this year. launched before Christmas, and has seen poor sales, with some outlets , so it looks like Nintendo will continue to have a tough time here in the UK.
The Wii Mini originally launched only in Canada. It's smaller than the Wii, and cheaper too, costing just £80. It's lost a few of the original's features though -- there's no Internet connectivity, no SD-card slot, it won't play Gamecube titles, and there's only one USB port. Still, it will run the Wii's 1,200-strong back catalogue. And that matte-black finish and red border are rather fetching.
The Wii U, meanwhile, has been too confusing for the average casual gamer, just as . The man knows his onions. Competition is coming from Sony and Microsoft, too -- Sony has demoed the PS4, though it still , and the Xbox 720 is rumoured to . Exciting times.
Did you pick up a Wii Mini? Or is it a waste of time? Can Nintendo still compete with the big boys? Let me know in the comments, or on Facebook.