Yesterday, the rumor about a Wii Mini hitting stores next month made the rounds, and today it's been confirmed. The Wii Mini will be released on December 7th, but only in Canada. The unnamed source from yesterday turned out to be Best Buy Canada, and we found the hot little item on Nintendo's site as well. So get ready, Canada, for a smaller, less-featured version of a system you probably already own. Oh, also it's red. So, there's that.
With the Wii U being a little more than a week old, it might seem a little early to be seeing rumors about a redesigned Wii, but that's not stopping the rumors from coming in. There are reports of an internal release schedule of an undisclosed "major retail source" that says a Wii Mini console is coming December 7th. With the release of their new system, why would Nintendo look back on the original Wii for a redesign?