If you’re a parent looking to get your child a video game console not made by Sony or Microsoft (hint: PlayStation 4 or Xbox One), there is another much more cost effective option coming your way this holiday season. If your family does not already own a Nintendo Wii console, there has never been a better time to buy one than now. Sure, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are nice, but not so nice is the price tag that comes with them. Buyers most likely won’t leave the store without shelling out at least $400-500 and that’s just for one gift! Take a look below at the Wii Mini, exclusively offered by Nintendo.

Get A Wii Mini For $99

A Good Deal, Eh?

The Wii Mini, which has only been available in Canada until now, is a scaled down version of Nintendo’s popular console. It is still the same old Wii, except it is not able to connect to the internet, meaning that you can’t play any online games or watch Netflix, etc. Here’s the good news, though; it only costs $99 off the shelf. For budget-conscious parents, the Wii Mini seems like a perfect gift for a child to unwrap under the Christmas tree.

Nintendo’s successor to the Wii, the Wii U, has not been selling very well since its release, and one can only wonder if Nintendo is trying to squeeze the Wii for a last bit of profit this holiday season. It is unknown how long the Wii Mini will be available in stores, so I’d recommend going and picking one up as soon as possible if you’d like to get your hands on one before they’re gone.

Just because it can’t connect to the internet doesn’t mean you’re not getting a good deal. Inside the box, each Wii Mini unit includes the console, a Nunchuck, and a Wii Controller. More importantly, though, each Wii Mini comes with the Mario Kart Wii game which will provide countless hours of entertainment.

Will you be picking up a Wii Mini this Christmas season?

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SOURCE: http://www.gizmag.com/wii-mini-us-release/29654/