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The Wii Mini Is Real, Arrives December 7 — In Canada 139

An anonymous reader writes "Yesterday there was a rumor doing the rounds that Nintendo was set to release a brand new version of the Wii console called the Wii Mini. The new machine would be significantly smaller than the current Wii, is expected to ship with a Wii Remote Plus, Nunchuk, and Sensor Bar, and hopefully carries a much lower (sub-$100) price. Well, it looks as though this wasn't just a rumor. Best Buy Canada has it listed with an image on its front page and a December 7 release date." Also at PC Mag.
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The Wii Mini Is Real, Arrives December 7 — In Canada

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  • Re:Cooling (Score:5, Informative)

    by ZiakII ( 829432 ) on Tuesday November 27, 2012 @12:47PM (#42106483)
    My son's Wii requires a fan be set up behind it for cooling or it shuts down.

    Presumably they fixed that for this version (may have fixed it previously...I don't know, I just use it for Netflix).

    That sounds like a clogged exhaust fan, I would just take a can of air to it, and possibly dissemble the fan and clean it. Never had that problem with mine and it runs in a small shelf under the TV.
  • Re:Cooling (Score:2, Informative)

    by rjejr ( 921275 ) on Tuesday November 27, 2012 @12:58PM (#42106563)
    Turn off the "always on" setting. About 2 years ago they did an update and everybody's Wii has been running hot since then. When your Wii is "off" the front top light should be a deep dark red, NOT orange. Of course since this new one doesn't have any internet overheating and always on won't be a problem.
  • Re:Cooling (Score:5, Informative)

    by egamma ( 572162 ) <egamma@@@gmail...com> on Tuesday November 27, 2012 @01:24PM (#42106771)

    So no, you're talking out your rear end. How about some authoritative information?

    rjejr is correct. You can go into your Wii Settings and turn off the background data options--you know, the one that updates your weather and news and all that while your Wii is in standby mode. If you don't use your Wii for weather/news, you can save yourself some electricity/money by disabling the standby mode.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 27, 2012 @02:06PM (#42107151)

    The Classic Wii menu on the U is actually like the old Commodore C128s (in 64 mode)... they reboot into a separate ROM which has the original Wii firmware. You go back to the Wii U menu by turning off the console.

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