Nintendo has announced that it would be releasing a slightly redesigned version of the Wii console in time for the Christmas holidays. This new streamlined Wii will come in a bundle with Wii Party and Wii Sports. But wait, there’s more; also included with the bundle will be the new Wii Remote Plus Controller and a Nunchuk. Nintendo has referred to this as the “Family Edition” bundle and for now it is only going to be released in the UK, at a reduced holiday season price.
The catch is that this new Wii console will lose a key feature which is its backwards compatibility. So Gamecube games and accessories will no longer be supported. However if you’re still looking to play Gamecube games I sympathize with you for the deprived childhood you had/are having. Furthermore, the new design is so the Wii can sit horizontally ( as seen in the image above) rather than vertically.
I, personally, am not sure why Nintendo decided the Wii needed a makeover – then again I don’t own one. What do you think of this new “streamlined” Wii? Will you put it on your Christmas shopping list? Please leave any comments below.