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    A wii bit expensive

    I am noticing that the wii is not that cheap once you start buying stuff for it.
    Basically I want two controllers for the wii and virtual consoles. I also wanted component cables. I started adding it up and found it is not that much cheaper then the Xbox 360.

    **Canadian prices**

    Wii
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    console $279
    wii remote $44.99
    nunchuck $24.99
    component cable $35.99
    2 X gamecube controllers $48.00
    game cube memory card $20
    * comes with 1 free game (wii sports)
    -do not need extra SD card for now but might later on.
    Total $452.97

    Xbox 360
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    Xbox 360 Pro $499.99
    extra controller $49.99
    -Do not need to buy old xbox controllers.
    -wont have to worry about extra SD cards later
    -comes with component cables
    * comes with 4 free games at Futureshop (Ghost Recon, Xbox Live Arcade and Far cry, Ridge Racer 6
    Total $549.98

    Don't get me wrong I love the Wii system but if your thinking it is a cheap alternative think again.

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    Well the Wiimote is $39.99 and the Nunchuck is $19.99. Also you dont need 2 brand new GC controllers. You can buy used ones at EB Games for like $8 each. Knocking you down to around $400 total which is the cost a 360 by itself. But I do agree that its not a cheap alternative when you have to pay an arm and a leg for components and prehiprials. (ya i cant spell)

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    Isn't a wireless controller fox x box about the same as a wiimote?
    Also you don't need GC contollers to play wii games? All that stuff is added extra?
    I'm sure if you priced up every available 360 peripheral the cost would rocket up (such as fans/charging base DVDremote etc..)

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    I was going by Future shop prices for the wii remote and nunchuck in Canadian dollars.
    I also need wireless gamecube controllers and I found then for $24 each unless I buy the wired ones and extention cables.

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    You don't NEED wireless gc controllers...I used old wired ones and I'm doing just fine...

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    I guess it just makes me a little mad that you need to buy extra stuff to be backward compatible but with the Xbox and PS3 you need nothing. I can understand the controllers but the GC memory I can't. I also think the component cables should have been thrown in for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ics
    I am noticing that the wii is not that cheap once you start buying stuff for it.
    Basically I want two controllers for the wii and virtual consoles. I also wanted component cables. I started adding it up and found it is not that much cheaper then the Xbox 360.

    **Canadian prices**

    Wii
    =======
    console $279
    wii remote $44.99
    nunchuck $24.99
    component cable $35.99
    2 X gamecube controllers $48.00
    game cube memory card $20
    * comes with 1 free game (wii sports)
    -do not need extra SD card for now but might later on.
    Total $452.97

    Xbox 360
    ========
    Xbox 360 Pro $499.99
    extra controller $49.99
    -Do not need to buy old xbox controllers.
    -wont have to worry about extra SD cards later
    -comes with component cables
    * comes with 4 free games at Futureshop (Ghost Recon, Xbox Live Arcade and Far cry, Ridge Racer 6
    Total $549.98

    Don't get me wrong I love the Wii system but if your thinking it is a cheap alternative think again.
    oh yeah $100 difference isnt that much at all

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    Just out of interest, why do you need GC memory? Is it purely for saving GC games, or does the Wii use it in another way?

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    To save a GC game you need GC memory. According to some people here you need GC memory to even play some GC games.

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    knock 70$ off that price as the gamecube stuff is for a "Different Console"...
    also component cables aren't a "must have" as the wii aint hi-def.
    knock another 35$ off for that...

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