A new, smaller version of Nintendo's Wii videogames console has popped up on Best Buy's Canadian website, complete with pre-order links and a release date. Although Best Buy's splash page lists December 7th as the console's release date, if you click on the 'Pre-Order Now' link it takes you through to the site's page for Nintendo hardware, games and accessories, where the Wii Mini is nowhere to be seen.
This may be due to the fact that Nintendo has yet to make any official announcements about the Wii Mini, although there was speculation earlier this week that such a device was in the pipeline for sale this Christmas. The bundle was said to contain a smaller console, a sensor bar and a Wii Remote and Nunchuck controller.
Nintendo has refused steadfastly so far to comment on any rumour or speculation, although the appearance of the Wii Mini on Best Buy's splash page may make that stance difficult to maintain for much longer.
Nintendo's next-gen console, the Wii U, is already on sale in the United States and is set to go on sale in Europe this Friday.