Man, Nintendo don't tell us anything anymore. They don't answer our calls, ignore us on Facebook chat - the works. We didn't even know that the new redesigned Wii was coming to Australia. We only found out when Vooks alerted us to the Nintendo website.
As you may already know, the new Nintendo comes minus a stand and is designed to lay on its back. The new Wii also lacks Gamecube compatibility for both the games and the accessories, meaning you can't play Smash Bros with the Gamecube controller.
It will be available in Australia mid October packaged with Mario Kart Wii, a Wii Wheel, Nunchuk and Wii Remote Plus. It retails at $199.95.