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Im a pc gamer at heart but I grew up on sega and nintendo and supernintendo. I kinda miss the mario and zelda games. Is it worth it to get a Wii right now? Thanks
    
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I used mine a ton for about a year and having touched it since... It is up to you. Make a list of the games you wanna play and see if it is enough to justify the expense.
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I used mine a ton for about a year and having touched it since... It is up to you. Make a list of the games you wanna play and see if it is enough to justify the expense.
makes sense, i know i was a hardcore mario fan and i enjoyed the zelda games. To be honest i think i tried the wii one time for about 10 mins. I played the mario game that they had on demo and it brought back memories of the good old days lol. I never tried any of the motion games like wii sports, play and resort? Theres probably about a good 25 titles i would like to play. So idk is that really justifies it, also i know it play gamecube games witch you could get cheap and there was some great games for it. Im not new to consoles but my last one was the halo edition original xbox.
    
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The way I made the decision to sell my Wii was "how many games are exclusive to the Wii that I actually want to play"... that list came to a total of 3. SSBB, Tales of Symphonia (gc) and the Tales of Symphonia Sequel.

The Wii has some flashy games that look fun, but I think any "hardcore gamer" or a gamer that is use to PC games or even Xbox games, will get bored of a Wii. I know I did and so I sold it.

It didn't seem worth it to me to keep sinking in tons of money for multiple consoles. I own an Xbox 360 and a rig that will run Dolphin at 1080p, between the both I am set. And really at this point now that I have a computer that will run most games decently, the only reason I keep my 360 is because I have a huge library of games and all of my friends play on XBL and I like to play with them.

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I bought my Wii in New York (Nintendoland) back when it first came out mostly just because it was sold out locally and all the hype. I'll echo the previous post that if you are a hardcore gamer, you will likely get bored with it. I will say that if you have little kids or are looking for a way to do things with your family, it is a good choice.

Unless you really are a Nintendo fan and their exclusive franchises (Mario, Zelda, some old Nintendo titles via DL, etc), you might want to look at all the games and see if it looks good. My Wii only gets played when my girlfriend feels like playing MarioParty or some other game. If it wasn't for her, I'd have sold it a long time ago or given it to a younger cousin.
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I bought a used Wii a while ago. Thinking I would get so much use out of it, so far it's served it's purpose.

I use it mainly for Epic Mickey, SSBB, and emulators, but it's used mostly by the family for Netflix (which is used a lot).

With even used Wii's being about $110, I'd say they're worth it.
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I just ordered a screw driver for the wii because mine decided it doesnt like ejecting discs now =/ i honestly only use mine anymore as a gamecube, and till the screwdriver gets here, my brother gave me his old gamecube
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Will there be a new wii anytime soon, like the wii hd like they were saying. Should I wait for E3?
    
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I'm wondering the same thing. I've been thinking about getting a wii for a little while now, even though I don't own a ps3 or 360. The big boy games will be played on my pc, while the fun carefree friends/family games will be played on the wii.
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I'm wondering the same thing. I've been thinking about getting a wii for a little while now, even though I don't own a ps3 or 360. The big boy games will be played on my pc, while the fun carefree friends/family games will be played on the wii.
That's exactly how I'm thinking!
    
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