So I'm considering getting a Wii. This console generation is (I hope) coming to a close, and I never had a Wii. And there's a back catalog of games for the Wii that I think I would enjoy playing.
But what made me even consider this purchase was going into my old room at my parents' and seeing a shelf full of Gamecube games. I have a Gamecube, but I'd rather not hook that up to my current entertainment center because of a lack of component cables. My PS2 is currently hooked up through one of those 360/PS3/Wii combination component cables, and plugging the Wii in through those is a convenient option. So getting a Wii would be a way to enjoy both the back catalog of Wii games and my own back catalog of Gamecube games, but without adding even more cables to the jungle of cords behind my TV.
But I believe the current Wii on retail shelves does *not* support Gamecube games. Is there any way to tell the Gamecube compatible Wiis apart from the non-Gamecube compatible ones? I'd rather not buy a used one from Gamestop (because I'm not a fan of Gamestop), but if that's the most reliable way of getting a Wii that will play Gamecube games, then I just might have to.
Recommendations, anyone, for where I should buy a Wii from?