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post #11 of 18
Um, its basically a laptop drive that needs to support 2 types of discs. $31 isn't half bad!
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post #12 of 18
Doesn't the wii read disk backwards like the gc? That's probably why the optical drive costs so much, it's just a little different then standard ones.

Just a guess though...
    
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post #13 of 18
I, too, can not wait for a price drop
    
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post #14 of 18
Well, interestingly, it doesn't mention anything about the cost of the case or the motherboard.
post #15 of 18
it doesnt matter anyways, nintendo has been racking up money from previous consoles.
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post #16 of 18
They have to, what else are they going to make money off of? all they have is gaming consoles and hand helds. On the other hand, Sony and Microsoft have tons of other ways to offset the costs.
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post #17 of 18
wow just think:

*walks to a dollor store*

Me: can I buy a PS1
Seller: ok that would be 1 dollor

That would be cool, anyways that had nothing to do with anything of the WII but it's going to cost so little
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post #18 of 18
not really, just look at the N64 or SNES they do go for $10.
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