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Aug 17, 2011

The Wii Gets a Redesign

This Christmas, the Nintendo Wii is a getting a slight, wait for it, Wii-design. I mean redesign!

According to The Official Nintendo Magazine, the tweaked Wii will be released in the UK this holiday season (no word about a US release).

The change is that this Wii is designed to lay flat and has a slightly reconfigured design. The original Wii was supposed to sit vertically. The upcoming Wii U console sits flat, so the tweak could be to bring cohesion between the two machines. Or it could bring confusion.

The biggest difference is that this console cannot play GameCube games like the current Nintendo Wii.The redesigned console comes packed with a Wii Remote Plus, a Nunchuk and, according to this photo from Eurogamer, copies of Wii Sports and Wii Party.
 
 

10 comments:

GT said...

Seems interesting, but what is with the Wii U?!

To Tipota said...

I don't see much point in this, unless it comes in a good price. Recently my 5 y.o. wii can't recognise Samurai Warriors 3 disc, so this could come in handy. Also i don't own wii party.

Ting Kubby said...

Bit of a shame it has no backwards compatibility with gamecube games. Guess i'll just keep my standard wii for now.

NameBrands said...

looks like they're following in the way of the ps3 with the backwards compatibility thing. hrmmf

Arrpii said...

Sounds like a way to get parents to buy the wrong console for their kids when they ask for the Wii U...

Shaw said...

How odd.

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Ill admit it, I laughed at Wii-design.

Reilly said...

sewiously?

Kid Shuffle said...

did they just make it smaller?

SoreLosersGaming said...

Doesn't play GC games? Then what's the point? Also, I've always had my original Wii on its side and it works fine: It even has pads on it that allow you to lie it down. Seems like a whole lot of ridiculousness to me.