By Cathryn 7 Comments
I really should have checked to make sure that my Wii was working properly before I purchased Xenoblade Chronicles. It's been forever since I actually turned the system on and while I made sure that it would actually turn on and that my wii-motes were still working, I neglected to check the disc drive.
Yep, Wii drive is no longer wanting to read discs.
Now I have before me a really, really crap dilemma. I've opened Xenoblade, so I doubt I'll be able to get a refund for it, and I'll probably have to take advantage of trading it in ASAP. I have two choices here:
1. Trade some of the extra controllers I have lying around (I never play games with other people and this generation will be ending relatively soon) along with a couple games I don't want and are still worth something and buy a refurbished Wii. Out of pocket, I figure this will cost me about 30 or 40 dollars.
2. Trade Xenoblade (since I doubt the EB I bought it from will give me a refund) along with the games and hardware I intended to trade for a Wii and get a 3DS. Out of pocket, I figure this will cost me about 50 dollars.
I don't want to send my system to Nintendo since I've heard this repair generally costs about $85 and I would like to keep my original Wii due to the virtual console games I have on it (one of which is Ocarina of Time, which I intend to play some time this year). Getting a 3DS would be the least wasteful of these transactions since I'm fairly certain that aside from a few virtual console games, I will not be playing anything on my Wii aside from Xenoblade any time soon.
Yes, I know I could play the game with Dolphin, but I'm pretty anti game piracy.
I am also working on borrowing a Wii from someone, but I don't have a lot of options on that front since very few of my friends play video games.
EDIT: I found Wii Fit Plus and Harry Potter 5 discs. Tried both and they work. Wondering if Xenoblade is the problem. Will call EB in the morning. Sooooooo frustrating. I heard there were problems with the European launch as well, I wonder if that'll happen here.