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Nintendo wii controller priced £ 45 !!!!!!!!!

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posted on Oct, 1 2006 @ 05:02 PM
[Wii] How much will a new Wii-mote cost you?

Now thats just bloody greedy if you ask me! I dont care how much they have crammed into the new controller, £45 is way way way too steep for a bloody joy pad!!!!

Think of it this way, get 4 controllers, two games, and your at the price for a new nice shiny PS3 with two pads included....

What a load of bloody ass from nintendo - again!! casual gamers gonna fork out that much for a joy pad?? not bloody likely!!!

Seems like people will do the maths and Sony will again clean up the games areana leaving nintendo to die a shippy shoddy slow over priced controller death...

Pay £ 45 for a pad?? My ass would I.

(Mod edit: Used URL tags to shorten long link. --Majic)

[edit on 10/1/2006 by Majic]

posted on Oct, 1 2006 @ 05:14 PM

A new Wii-mote will set you back £30, while the Nunchuck attachment - which isn't used for every game - and the Virtual Console's Classic Controller will both be priced at £15.

It's 30 pounds for the wiimote, which, considering all the new-fangled technology the big N put in there, is actually kind of cheap. It has two different motion detection systems(RF and IR I believe). I believe it also has accelerometers installed as well as a speaker(and possibly mic). Another thing you gotta consider is that the 'mote is designed to be extendable and modular. Designing a product to function like that is definately gonna increase costs.

15 dollars for the Nunchuck attachment is more then reasonable for a number of reasons. The chuck attachments are mostly just dummie interfaces(ie they get power and functionality through attaching to the Wii-Mote). Remember, they plan on selling many different styles of the Chucks. There is the Light gun attachement(15 pounds), then there is the Wheel Attachment(add another 15 dollars) etc etc.

Also, there is backwards compatibility to GC controllers, and the last option is 3rd party hardware developers(which are usually always cheaper then the 1st party stuff). I wouldn't be surprised if the PS3 controller was a similiar cost as it contains a lot of the same motion detection technology that the Wii-mote has(allthough implemented differently).

I think they are banking on the fact that many people will be buying Wii's in the future and there will be so many people out there with systems that finding friends to bring their mote over to play on your big screen will be very easy. What? Don't have any friends with a wii(or any friends at all)? Then there is always Online play.

I only plan on buying One extra Wii-mote and 2 sets of most of the Nunchuck attachements(that I'll actually use).

[edit on 1-10-2006 by sardion2000]

[edit on 1-10-2006 by sardion2000]

posted on Oct, 1 2006 @ 05:15 PM
Whoa, I thought it would be mroe expensive but that is too much. I think it's ridiculous to say that some games won't use the nunchuck. While some games may well only use the Wii-Mote, I'd be willing to bet that the vast majority will use them both.

Really I think they should maybe do the Wii-mote + Nunchuck for maybe £35, and make that Wii Play game a seperate thing, but probably make it cheaper than the average game, maybe £15. I think that sounds fairer.

EDIT: Okay, maybe it does have a lot of new technology in it, in which case I agree that the price does have to be steeper, but I still think that Average Joe Gamer won't see it that way.

[edit on 1-10-2006 by Jackster]

posted on Oct, 1 2006 @ 05:18 PM
How many people do you know have more then two controllers for their PS2? XBox? 360? GC?

posted on Oct, 1 2006 @ 05:29 PM
40$ in america, 60$ with nunchuck. ill gladly pay for a second controller , the fun for me and my 6 year old will be worth it. i think nintendo forsees so many people having a wii, they believe people will just take their own controller to their friends house when they have a rumble on the wii. its not like everyone will need 4 controllers, most of your friends will have their own system.

why complain about the price of the wii controller when the ps3 is 600 . not only is the ps3 expensive, they are dropping the price about 100 dollars (read here)on the lesser model, ONLY in japan. sony could care less about their american fans. such a shame sony.

american buyers of ps3--->:bash:

posted on Oct, 2 2006 @ 04:08 PM
Thats not the point elite gamer.....

Nintendo wants it for non gamers to get into gaming, and have loads of four player sports games in the pipe line...not to mention 4 player mario kart, 4 player super smash bros, 4 player star fox battle....

£ 45 quid is just a stupid amount to ask for a controller and i dont care how much whizz bang tech is in it. £39.99 max for the pair - but not £45 ...its just that extra rise that really bugs the living hell outta me... I have 4 wireless nintendo game cube controllers at £34.99 each and i thought that was bad!!

Damn my nintendo wii would of cost me near on a ps3 price.... looks like nintendo just lost a wii buyer and sony just won a customer... Ill save for those extra 3 months ....

Cheers nintendo - you just screwed out on a 20 year nintendo veteran... Game / watch combos, NES, SNES, 64, CUBE......... PS3.

posted on Oct, 2 2006 @ 06:09 PM
ps3 with 1 game and 1 controller = 660 (games could cost 70)
wii with 4 controllers+1game =430

the difference is 230

how do you figure this

Originally posted by D4rk Kn1ght

Damn my nintendo wii would of cost me near on a ps3 price

230 dollar difference close??????

lets figure out the ps3 price with 1 game and 4 controllers. ill be nice and say the controllers will only cost 20 even though i could only find one for 35 .

ps3 with 1 game and 4 controllers = 720
the difference there would be 290$$$$
you are going to save money buying a ps3!!!!!(sarcasm)

ill agree 60 dollars for a controller is high, but its for the technology. im guessing it has nanotech inside it.

why does the ps3 cost 600 with one controller and zero games. because you are paying for the tech.

posted on Oct, 2 2006 @ 06:37 PM
here is some good news for you since you already own 4 wireless gamecube controllers. games like wii smash brothers will use gamecube controllers. im not saying buy the wii, go ahead and buy the ps3 for it will have awesome graphics. im just saying for amazing 4 player games u already have 4 wireless controllers in your home.

let me show u a different perspective then the one you are taking. im going to buy me and my daughter a wii with one xtra controller at launch. price will be 310$

for xmas im going to buy my nieces a wii and one extra controller. price again is 310. we will be able to play 4 player games after my 620$ buy. what could you get out of a ps3 for that much money? just the system. no games , no extra controllers , maybe a low end memory card. the price of the wiimote is the only thing people can complain about. such an arguement only makes the ps3 console seem like something BIGGER to complain about.

posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 02:20 AM

I spoke to my wife last night , told her we're not getting a wii - She said 'tough luck i just paid for it'.... so i got
!!! lol

Any how... Im still spitting mad about £45 for a controller, but hell, guess ill just muddle along with the wireless cube ones for a month.....

Damn them, damn them to hell for force feeding me a nintendo addiction..... 20 years and i cannot escape................

posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 04:17 PM
you will thank her for it. i dont recommend marriage to anyone, but it sure sounds like you married the right woman.

most games will need the wii mote i think, but games such as super bash bros will not use the wii mote.

the wii is already outselling the ps3

[edit on 3-10-2006 by elitegamer23]

posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 04:27 PM
Thats greedy?

and 600 dollars for a system isnt? lol

Also, its $40 USDs (the only dollar that matters) for the regular wiimote, and $20 for the nunchuck. Both of which use wireless bluetooth technology, 360 degree motion sensing technology, one of which has a SPEAKER in it, wireless data STORAGE, and gyro rumblers.

In contrast, the 360s wireless controller is $50.

So, basically, for ten bucks more, you get a motion sensing controller.

Oh the whooomanity!

Oh well, lets all go buy Playstation 3s for 600 bucks instead.

posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 07:56 PM
my ps fanboy friend at work was telling me the ps3 is better because he plans on modding it and not paying a cent for anygames. he doesnt realize this will kill sony. im proud to pay for what i own.

posted on Oct, 4 2006 @ 04:45 PM
yeah elite i pay for every game i own and system i own...thats the thrill when your younger and poorer...saving to get the goods on the first day of release....

Now im older and got some doesnt feel right stealing some ones hard work to produce the console and the games!

posted on Oct, 4 2006 @ 04:54 PM
Good point DK. If Nintendo was so keen on getting the whole family involved they'd pack in at least ONE extra controller. And charging an arm and a leg for it... well, I can see how they're going to make their money.

I'll just tell my family/friends if they wanna play any multiplayer wii games they'll have to bring their own controller.

posted on Oct, 8 2006 @ 04:54 PM

Do you whine about people driving around in lamborghinis all day long?

posted on Oct, 9 2006 @ 06:40 PM

Third-Party Wii-Mote being created by Pelican“A unique controller design that features a comfortable texture. Proprietary Nerf material forms into a resilient, long lasting controller that can take abuse!”

This is how the new remote has been described. They will be creating a wii-mote and nunchuk. The remotes will be “squishy”, to help form to the hand and make them more comfortable. They will be priced at $30 and 15 respectively.


if you cant afford it, buy the cheaper model.

Originally posted by D4rk Kn1ght
yeah elite i pay for every game i own and system i own...thats the thrill when your younger and poorer...saving to get the goods on the first day of release....

Now im older and got some doesnt feel right stealing some ones hard work to produce the console and the games!

i cant stand pirates, most of my friends brag about stealing everything and they think im crazy for paying for what i have. i dont see the point in having 5000 games and movies u dont watch or play. i just buy what i like and what i will play.

[edit on 9-10-2006 by elitegamer23]

[edit on 9-10-2006 by elitegamer23]

posted on Oct, 9 2006 @ 06:51 PM

check this out and weap. after paying 600 for the ps3 you have to pay 43 dollars for the ps3 controller. the wiimote is cheaper. also u can get the generic wii mote and nunchuck for 2 dollars more . what is sony thinking?

PS3 Controller named, “SIXAXIS”Sony has released it’s controller for their new system the Playstation 3. It has a USB port, and is Bluetooth supported. The controller can be either wired or wireless. It should run for about 30 hours when fully charged. A controller will come with a packaged PS3 system, or can be bought for $43.
Sony has also shown the remote that will be used with the PS3. Nothing special with the remote, used to control DVD’s, blue-ray discs, etc.

source: Kotaku

[edit on 9-10-2006 by elitegamer23]

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