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#1 gamermonkey

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 01:51 AM

Does anyone have any tips/recommendations on finding a Wii that has support for Gamecube games and controllers? I would like a black console but not sure which console to look for or who would still have them.

#2 62t

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 01:56 AM

http://www.amazon.co...24950939&sr=8-7

http://www.amazon.co...24950939&sr=8-1

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#3 gamermonkey

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 01:57 AM

http://www.amazon.co...24950939&sr=8-7

http://www.amazon.co...24950939&sr=8-1

$170ish from amazon


So the black Mario Kart bundle is the one. Now I just need to find it for MSRP or lower...

#4 62t

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:04 AM

So the black Mario Kart bundle is the one. Now I just need to find it for MSRP or lower...


those are out of production, so the only way to get it cheaper is to find it used

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#5 gamermonkey

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:05 AM

those are out of production, so the only way to get it cheaper is to find it used


How long of out production? Were the black ones with mario kart the last ones that were released that supported GC games?

#6 62t

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:12 AM

the mario kart bundle can run GC games

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#7 Morrigan Lover

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:15 AM

Use the find in store functionality at gamestop.com and kmart.com, both these stores have some in stock sporadically around the country.

Also, my local Walmart had them in stock before the Christmas rush.
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#8 neocisco

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:33 AM

Huh, I didn't know Nintendo removed GC BC from the Wii. When did this happen?

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#9 gamermonkey

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:39 AM

Huh, I didn't know Nintendo remove GC BC from the Wii. When did this happen?


On the last batch I guess. I read about it in November.

#10 GizmoGC

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 06:46 AM

Good luck! Only like 100 million were made. Gonna be tough to find.

#11 Cheapskate

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:18 PM

On the last batch I guess. I read about it in November.


I'm pretty sure that was only in Europe, though...so any unit in the US should be fine?

#12 gamermonkey

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:35 PM

I'm pretty sure that was only in Europe, though...so any unit in the US should be fine?


Nope. The new units are in the US also.

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#13 IceBlueShoes

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 04:40 AM

I picked up a wii about 2 weeks ago. Lucked out and found a Cube compatible Wii. Now to just find some Cube controllers without paying an arm or a leg for them...
Same goes for Wario Smooth Moves...

I don't see much on the Wii that I'm into, but that's just me.
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#14 CouRageouS

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 05:05 AM

Interesting, did they remove the controller ports too?
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 09:02 PM

Interesting, did they remove the controller ports too?


Yep.

#16 Smike

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 01:26 AM

I just managed to get a Mario Kart bundle before Christmas on Gamestop.com. Maybe I was lucky and got one of the last ones as they appear to be out of stock online now, but yeah, check your local shops.

You can also tell the difference based on the way "Wii" is written on the console. The new ones without Gamecube support are meant to be horizontal so the Wii logo is positioned to be read from that direction:

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Whereas the old ones with GC support are meant to be vertical, so the Wii logo is positioned to be read when it's vertical:

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Hope that helps you find one! I'm really loving it.

#17 dark-star

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:00 PM

Wow...I'm usually on top of this stuff but I missed this one...and I probably use my Wii more for GC games than 'native' ones lol...
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#18 pippin

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:20 PM

This may be pretty obvious, but I just want to point out that the limited edition red Wii is the older model that does play GC games.

You would probably have to pay a little extra, but it is an option.