New Wii model announced, loses GameCube compatibility

Coming to the UK before Christmas as part of a value bundle with Wii Party and Wii Sports

Nintendo has announced a brand new Wii model set to hit the UK before Christmas.


It's a more streamlined Wii compared to the model we know and love, coming in its signature white colour but with a slightly altered configuration. The big change is that it won't be compatible with GameCube software or accessories.

Aside from that, it will also sit horizontally rather than vertically. We'll publish some pictures as soon as we get them.

The console will be released as part of a new value bundle with Wii Party and Wii Sports included. A number of other value bundles will be announced this autumn.

The news comes shortly after Sony announced an global PS3 price cut at its GamesCom conference in Cologne last night and a new PSP model with a €99 price tag.