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#1 20Grand

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:56 PM

Walked by stack of Wiis at Walmart on clearence for $69 (YMMV)
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#2 thebytewasbit

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:30 PM

I'd rather have a Wii U, however for that price it would be very tempting.

#3 Nintendonly

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:37 PM

-Not backwards compatible
-No more new games coming out for it
-Outdated
-Better off buying a Wii U which plays all Wii games

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#4 MetalSlugger

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:39 PM

-Not backwards compatible
-No more new games coming out for it
-Outdated
-Better off buying a Wii U which plays all Wii games


...which is why it's on clearance.

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#5 jay_remedy

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:42 PM

-Not backwards compatible
-No more new games coming out for it
-Outdated
-Better off buying a Wii U which plays all Wii games


If not being able to play GameCube games is a knock against the Wii, wouldn't it also be a knock against the WiiU?

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#6 oasisboy

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:42 PM

I am still waiting for a $99 MSRP Wii combo with Super Mario Galaxy 2.
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#7 akokonas

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:45 PM

69 dollars seems like a really good deal. Who cares if its not backwards compatible. There's still plenty of good games to play. I might get one for my niece and nephew who have never played a Mario game before

#8 atomicmouse

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:50 PM

-Not backwards compatible
-No more new games coming out for it
-Outdated
-Better off buying a Wii U which plays all Wii games


I play gamecube games on my wii all the time

#9 loomis1975

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:51 PM

If not being able to play GameCube games is a knock against the Wii, wouldn't it also be a knock against the WiiU?


I wouldn't really knock a console for not being able to play physical games 2 generations behind it from a hardware standpoint. Also I thought they announced that gamecube games downloads would be coming to the Wii U E-shop eventually. I know that doesn't do people any good that have a stack of gamecube carts, but if you do, its your own damn fault for not having a working gamecube system or an original wii.

I know you can get the backward compatible wii used for pretty cheap on cowboom.com from time to time.

#10 haku67

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:51 PM

This is an pretty good deal for people who still don't have an Wii yet. :)

#11 chimpmeister

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:51 PM

Can't get excited even at $69. :-|

#12 kayne2000

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:52 PM

If not being able to play GameCube games is a knock against the Wii, wouldn't it also be a knock against the WiiU?


its a knock against it when the feature was removed for no apparent reason at all.

#13 loomis1975

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:53 PM

I play gamecube games on my wii all the time


The more recent versions of the wii removed gamecube backwards compatibility just like the PS3 versions did with PS2 backward compatibility.

#14 atomicmouse

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:07 PM

its a knock against it when the feature was removed for no apparent reason at all.


Ohhhhh. Completely wasn't aware of that haha thanks

#15 jay_remedy

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:11 PM

I wouldn't really knock a console for not being able to play physical games 2 generations behind it from a hardware standpoint. Also I thought they announced that gamecube games downloads would be coming to the Wii U E-shop eventually. I know that doesn't do people any good that have a stack of gamecube carts, but if you do, its your own damn fault for not having a working gamecube system or an original wii.

I know you can get the backward compatible wii used for pretty cheap on cowboom.com from time to time.


My point is, if you're not going to buy a Wii because it doesn't play GameCube games, why would you buy the WiiU?

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#16 Ashane

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:13 PM

Is it the white version or black?

#17 akokonas

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:13 PM

Had the guy scan 2 different models and they were full price

#18 wargod

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:15 PM

For a second there I though someone was trying to justify the purchase of a wii when it's much more sensible to put that money towards a console that is backwards compatible with the wii games.:lol:

#19 sgaldis

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:21 PM

Decent price to put a sealed one in my 'collector's closet' to go beside my sealed Gamecube and Red Super Mario Wii. :)

#20 Ashane

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:26 PM

For a second there I though someone was trying to justify the purchase of a wii when it's much more sensible to put that money towards a console that is backwards compatible with the wii games.:lol:


Perhaps if the Wii-U wasnt total crap, you might have a point.

Sadly....

The Wii is, and has been, and will be the perfect console for the kids to stuff in a 8 year old's bedroom.

#21 loomis1975

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:31 PM

Decent price to put a sealed one in my 'collector's closet' to go beside my sealed Gamecube and Red Super Mario Wii. :)


Do you have a sealed Philips CD-i in that closet along with a sealed copy of Hotel Mario and the three Link/Zelda games? ;-)

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#22 SInX4Lyfe

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:49 PM

Get this shit somewhere else , unless you want a new one for collectors or u dont care about prices for le wii. Pawnshops/thrift stores or cl you can get it for about 40$ w/ backward compability

#23 Enuf

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:00 PM

-Not backwards compatible
-No more new games coming out for it
-Outdated
-Better off buying a Wii U which plays all Wii games

if a person hasn't already gotten wii at this point then most likely they won't get a wiiu till it's $70ish too right in like 2018 2019. Cheapest wii u is $230 more.


This is an pretty good deal for people who still don't have an Wii yet. :)

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#24 20Grand

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:12 PM

Went back and checked just in case the console might of been previous version. Small text on bottom of box says "not compatible with GameCube games and accessories"
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#25 SEH

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:26 PM

-Not backwards compatible
-No more new games coming out for it
-Outdated
-Better off buying a Wii U which plays all Wii games


Yes, because spending $300 is totally comparable to spending $70.

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#26 outunderstars

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:09 PM

At this point who really gives a crap if A wii can play gamecube games at this point?

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 02:50 AM

I'm guessing these are leftover stocks from the $89 one Wal-Mart had on BF. Is it a white Wii with no games packed in?

#28 Hemi

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:23 AM

Perhaps if the Wii-U wasnt total crap, you might have a point.



Sadly....



The Wii is, and has been, and will be the perfect console for the kids to stuff in a 8 year old's bedroom.



are you advocating 8 year olds play with their wii's in their bedroom???

#29 Hemi

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:28 AM

if a person hasn't already gotten wii at this point then most likely they won't get a wiiu till it's $70ish too right in like 2018 2019. Cheapest wii u is $230 more.





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the Wii U wont be $70... they are losing money on every console till u buy ur first game... The Xbox 360 slim STILL goes for about $200 ps3 even more... the Wii U is alot more advanced with more tech involved like the tablet (which im using to post this right now so try doing that on a normal wii...)

#30 Bosamba

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:28 AM

are you advocating 8 year olds play with their wii's in their bedroom???


Where else would they play with them? In the living room in front of others? In the bathroom where they could get wet? Outside where the colder temperatures would have an adverse effect on the Wii's?

Oh nevermind, I see you're trying to make a joke now.
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