“The system launches in Canada on December 7th with a suggested retail price of $99.99. No announcements have been made regarding other regions.” Nintendo UK
The console will only be available in Canada over the holiday period. When the release date for the rest of the world will be we don’t know, but when that information becomes available it will most certainly be on Nerfed.
But what’s in the box? The console is matte black with a red trim and the wiimote and nuchucks are in the same red colour. You also get a Sensor Bar, Power Adapter and Standard Composite Cable, but if you have a HD televison you will need to get a HDTV component cable elsewhere.
“The Wii mini console does not connect to the Internet and does not support online features in games. Compatible with Wii software and accessories. Internet connectivity features are not available. The Wii mini console is not compatible with Nintendo GameCube Game Discs or accessories” Wii Mini Site
So the Wii Mini isn’t backwards compatible like the Wii console, so no retrogaming for you there. But, at $99.99CAD (about £62) the console might just be a popular choice for Xmas.