Help me buy a wii

#1 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5818 posts) -

I'm thinking of getting a new Wii for Christmas, but I'd like some opinions first before I buy anything.
I can either get the old Wii, which comes with Mario Kart and costs about $180, or the new one which costs less but lacks backwards compatibility. I already own a Gamecube, so the only reason I'd like BC is so I can use my GC controllers. 
So, what's your take on this GB? Should I shell out a few extra bucks for a nicer console, or is the new Wii good enough?

#2 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

It really depends on how much you play your Gamecube games. If you still play them fairly often, I'd say get the Wii with backwards compatibility so you don't have an extra console hooked up to the TV. If you don't, there's not much reason to get the older Wii model.

#3 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

The new one comes with motion los i believe and you need that for zelda. If you don't want to play zelda than go for the least expensive one

#4 Posted by jetsetwillie (857 posts) -

i just bought one second hand at the weekend.

REALLY! wanted to play Zelda but REALLY! didn't want to spend a lot on one.

so picked up a second hand one for £50 at the weekend. no box, but other than that is perfect and plays zelda which is all i want it for.

#5 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5818 posts) -

Ok, thanks for the help.
I think I'll just go with the cheapest option available.

#6 Posted by Still_I_Cry (2494 posts) -

@FancySoapsMan: How much do you want to be able to play your GC games on your Wii?

Why do you want a Wii anyway :P?

Same thing happened with me and Ps3, I didn't know that the 120GB or whatever one I have lacks backwards compatibility. Was really bummed out.

#7 Posted by Commisar123 (1798 posts) -

I'd get one, its cheap enough now and Xenoblade and Zelda are worth it

#8 Posted by ShadowSkill11 (1783 posts) -

If your computer isn't a POS just get Dolphin a Wi-mote and sensor bar.

#9 Posted by JJOR64 (19070 posts) -

Get the older Wii.

#10 Posted by Hot_Karl (3309 posts) -

I will not help you for a fee.

I will not help you just for free.

I will not help you with what I can.

I will not help you FancySoapsMan.

(Get the old one, methinks. There are still those WiiSportsResort/Wii Sports bundles out there that I've seen around my house. For BC & the use of GC controllers, why not?)

#11 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -
If your computer isn't a POS just get Dolphin a Wi-mote and sensor bar.

Its not worth buying a Wii for the handful of games worth playing, as my fiancee and I quickly realised.
#12 Posted by BeachThunder (12431 posts) -

@ShadowSkill11 said:

If your computer isn't a POS just get Dolphin a Wi-mote and sensor bar.

Yep this. It seems silly to use an actual Wii when you can play everything at a higher quality on Dolphin.

#13 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

You have a GC so go with the new one.

#14 Edited by Dany (7887 posts) -

Grab the new one. Plus aren't they the same price?

#15 Posted by McGhee (6075 posts) -


After what Santa did to you in your avatar picture, I'm surprised you would ever celebrate Christmas again.

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