CONSOLE GAMING HOUSE Nintendo is polishing up the next model of its Wii games console in time for release this spring.
The Nintendo Wii Mini is hurtling towards your dreams and shop windows and will be available on 22 March.
It will greet an audience that probably has a Wii console already, 100 million have been sold to date, and new buyers that like things smaller and with a bit of red on them.
There is a array of games already lined up to be bought for the six year old console, like the unmissable Super Mario Galaxy and, says Nintendo, around 1,199 others.
The Wii Mini is a smaller Wii. It is black with a red border and interactive gaming maracas, while the Remote Plus and Nunchuk are also red. The sensor bar is white, which is perhaps something of a shame.
Nintendo says that the Wii Mini is compatible with most existing Wii accessories, so let's hope you can find those Mario Kart steering wheels in the attic.
The information web pages have the Wii Mini down as "Big fun at a mini price!" As far as that mini price goes, Nintendo told us that it is up to the retailer to decide.
Since it looks like the model that was exclusive to Canada during the last holiday season, we are going to have a punt and suggest that it might cost around £60.
Expect a range of family friendly games to join the Wii Mini when it is launched. µ
Plus the cost of ambition as moonshots eat into the coffers
Spoiler alert: it's probably VeriSign
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