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Nintendo Wii... For Me ?

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posted on May, 19 2008 @ 03:49 PM
I'm thinking of buying a Wii, however I have questions and know that you fine people here in BTS can help me out.

I think I know what to buy, but just ain't sure.

I was looking at a bundle package on Ebay today that sounded pretty good to me.

5 Sports Games
Wii Play w/ Controller - 9 Wii play games.
Wireless Controller
2 - N Chuck Controllers

This is going for around $350.

However, when I start shopping online and looking at everything, I get confused.

What do I need if I want 2 people to be able to play the games at the same time?

Do I need to buy the controller recharging station?

Do I need to buy a cooling station for the console?

Any and all advice is greatly appreciated.


posted on May, 19 2008 @ 04:52 PM
Seems to be a normal price.

I bought mine last year.

for 249 I got a console, WII sports, one controller, one N-chuck.

for 49, I got the Wii play pacakge, which came with an adidtional controller (pretty good deal, I thought)

So for 300 , I am short one N-chuck..

I don't think you need a cooling station.

And one dirty little secret is that I recharge my alkaline batteries, in a little solar battery charger..I have a set of 12 batteries that I cycle through that charger.
I was surprised that it worked on alkalines..But it does..seems that you can get 10 to 12 recharges on them before throwing them away..I just set up the little charger by the window, and only allow small amounts of light to strike the surface.

I actually found the same charger that I use:

I think what I do is NOT recommended. These are standard alkalines..
not the rechargeable type..but it works..

[edit on 19-5-2008 by spacedoubt]

posted on May, 20 2008 @ 06:37 PM
I did it... I did it...

I bought a Wii. I can't wait until it gets here.

I bought it on Ebay tonight.

I got:

Wii Console and Stand.
2 Wii Motes
2 Nun Chuck Controllers
5 Sports Games
Wii Play - 9 games.
2 Jackets for the contollers
Sensor Bar
AV Cables
AC Adapter

For only $389, no shipping.

posted on May, 21 2008 @ 12:43 AM
Congrats Elevated!

You'll have lots of fun.
I'm not a gamer by any stretch of the imagination.
But we bought a carrying case, and we take it when we visit friends.
Even the creation of the MII characters feels like a game in itself.

My wife has become a Wii Pool Shark.
Myself, a champion Bowler..LOL..Came close to a perfect game. 289.

It's also great for watching Youtube vids.

Post your Wii experience, once it arrives.

posted on May, 21 2008 @ 03:32 PM
That seems like a pretty good deal, although I'm a minimalist so I never bothered with getting a stand or other accessories. I love the Wii though. Now to spend more money on games!

posted on May, 21 2008 @ 09:57 PM
I have 2 wii charging stations, it will reduce your cost in batteries for sure, plus their quite cheap. £10 each I paid.
2 controllers and nun-chunks. The extra one can cost abit.
Just make sure you get zelda twilight princess.

[edit on 21-5-2008 by Chukkles]

posted on May, 23 2008 @ 01:19 PM
well I missed the delivery of my system today, I'll have to pick it up tomorow... they're open at 9am and I'll be there...

Here's my list of games that I'm wanting to get :

Tv Show King
Summer Sports - Paradise Island
World Series of Poker - Tournament of Champions
Emergency Mayhem

posted on May, 24 2008 @ 10:24 AM
Yay... I got my Wii today....

Just set it all up and created Mii

The wife is in there right now creating herself...

This is going to be soooo cool....

posted on May, 24 2008 @ 11:41 AM
A bit of advice:
If you do own a ps3 or 360 as well, stay away from wii crossover games.

I own call of duty 3 on wii and 360 and the 360 version is far superior.
The wii is awsome for wii specific games but not so much when it comes to games on all consoles.

But if you only have a wii it should be fine.

[edit on 24-5-2008 by Chukkles]

posted on May, 26 2008 @ 10:10 AM
reply to post by Chukkles

Thanks for the tip, right now I only have the Wii.

On another note, we took it to my in-laws yesterday, they're both retired, so you can guess the ages....

They just called, they're so sore today from all the Wii"ing yesterday... :shk:

posted on Jun, 3 2008 @ 05:53 PM

Originally posted by elevatedone
Do I need to buy the controller recharging station?

Do I need to buy a cooling station for the console?

You can kill two birds with one stone if you get one of these
8 in 1 unit
I bought one last week and must say its the mutts nuts.

posted on Jun, 5 2008 @ 01:44 PM
It was the wife's birthday this week, she wanted a Wii and has the dutiful hubby she got her wish..............oh and a Wii

PS1 thru to PS3 boy myself, but I will say after setting the Wii up and taking part in various Wii games, I will say I'm very impressed with the little fella.

A very good console indeed and I can understand why it has become such a huge hit, money well spent by me and one happy wife

BUT I still love my PS3

posted on Jun, 5 2008 @ 03:08 PM
I'm still lovin' it.

I made professional status in Bowling !!!

I don't care much for the boxing or tennis.

baseball is tough, I can't hit homruns... I'll have to keep trying on that one.

posted on Jun, 21 2008 @ 01:54 AM
Do you still love your Wii? Are you still playing it? Which games do you like best for it?

Just wondering if it has staying appeal for you!


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