Nintendo made a surprise announcement yesterday about another "new" console that they will be releasing. And no it has absolutely nothing to do with the Wii U, the new console is actually called the Wii Mini, and it is literally that- a smaller version of the Wii. This new Wii is essentially the Wii, but without Gamecube backwards compatibility or internet connectivity. The only benefit to purchasing this new console (in my opinion) is the fact that the price tag is a mere $100 which would make it the cheapest console to-date. However the Wii Mini is only coming out in Canada, but I suspect it will be released elsewhere eventually too.