This is a good idea for those families who might want to replace a faulty Wii but aren't ready to make the step-up to Wii U, or those who don't know any better. (
Think about it, a new game in Canadianadana is pushing $70 nowadays. You can get this baby for $99. It's absolutely dirt cheap, and Wii games will be too, with the Wii U's release - I bet you can get a copy of Wii Sports Resort for under $20 in Canada now.
For frugal family gamers, this is a great idea. For hardcore gamers, or online-savvy folk, no chance.
Frankly, I think they should have skipped the original remodel and gone straight for this. It's a sexy little thing, and with very few moving parts you can guarantee these will be working reliably long after most of the disc-feed system units have packed up in 10 years time.
In that sense, they're a very good prospect for Retro gamers in the near future, too, though I can see them being a limited run, so snap one up - we're probably talking under £70 for a console that should last you a lifetime.
It's basically the student version of a Wii
Oh please, I've blown my budget on a Wii U.