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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by BtnJoe, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. BtnJoe

    BtnJoe WiiChat Member

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    I have now finally decided that Nintendo are ripping us off. A Wii on its own costs 180 pounds, then another 30 for a second Wii-mote, 20 for Classic controller, Games averaging 50 each, it goes on...... Could have got a 360pro with 5 games and a steering wheel for 250. I know I will probably offend 1 or 2 of you out there, and I sincerely apologise for this, but I feel I have a valid point
     
  2. CantGetAWii

    CantGetAWii WiiChat Member

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    Well it can be quite costly, but one thing you don't need to buy if you have a Gamecube controller already, is the classic controller. Also, some games you can get for good prices, like Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition for $30 bucks..you just have to look around.
     
  3. FRuMMaGe

    FRuMMaGe Waluigi's #1 Fan!

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    You make a very INVALID point.

    The Wii is very nicely priced.

    As for the controller, 30 is too cheap in my opinion. Do you have any idea what is in a Wiimote?
     
  4. phillepino

    phillepino SSBB Name = JAA!

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    I think the nunchuck is over priced xD

    Also the wii points should've been cheaper.
     
  5. capemario

    capemario Mario Fan

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    yeah man i mean this system should acctually be about $500 like the 360 but its not so acctually no its not a rip off and plus if u r talking about the virtural console u can use a remote on some games
     
  6. surfinrach90

    surfinrach90 I GOT A JAR OF DIRT.

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    Almost everyone buys extra wiimotes for their consoles, they'd be crazy to sell them cheap when their in such high demand.
     
  7. BtnJoe

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    No, I cant sat that I know what technology is in thw Wii-mote. I do know that there was 2 of the cheapest batteries on the market inside it, that ran out after 2 days!
    Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my Wii. It is an immense machine, just a tad expensive, thats all.
     
  8. BtnJoe

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    No, I cant say that I know what technology is in the Wii-mote. I do know that there was 2 of the cheapest batteries on the market inside it, that ran out after 2 days!
    Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my Wii. It is an immense machine, just a tad expensive, thats all.
     
  9. WiiFTW

    WiiFTW GiR...

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    Well, you're lucky that you're in England. The Wii goes for 250 dollars over here and 70 for the nunchuck wiimote combo. Games go for 50 and that is why I want to mod my Wii. Games and stuff do come pricey but literally, what other system has motion sensor. It's the cheapest system in the generation out
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    I bought the Wii for like 250 plus tax and every penny was worth it.
     
  10. FRuMMaGe

    FRuMMaGe Waluigi's #1 Fan!

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    It is far more advanced that any other game controller. It should be closer to 50 in all fairness
     
  11. BtnJoe

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    Which means they're ripping off us English even more!!!!!!
    250 dollers is about 130 pounds
     
  12. FRuMMaGe

    FRuMMaGe Waluigi's #1 Fan!

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    That is the exchange rate. It is not that simple when actually purchasing it in those countries.

    You will find that most things are the same amount of dollars that they are in pounds
     
  13. BtnJoe

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    Either way, Nintendo are on to a good number with this one, and they know it. I begrudge having to pay it, but because I love my Wii, I'll pay it.
    And hey, it's cheaper than crack!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. Ketico

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    Hey u guys, he is entitled to his opinion.
    Although, I think the Wii is priced just right. Not too high, not too low. Most people like to think of the Wii as an overpriced gamecube X 2. But in fact and I Quote "The Wii is Next Generation" and more. Well worth the cost!
    Again many would disagree.
    But my friend, just give them a little more time (developers and publishers) and you will b glad you made the investment!
     
  15. Squall7

    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    Everything about the Wii is pretty much in demand. It's why there hasn't been a price drop - what's the point in dropping the price when the demand is still so high? That's bad buisness sense.

    If there was a price drop, there would be even more demand for a console that is already notorious for being sparse.
     
  16. BtnJoe

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    I hope so. I am very happy with my purchase, I just hope that I dont end up having to sell my wife to pay for all the added extras!
     
  17. wezeles

    wezeles Guru of everything Ninty

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    they do nickle and dime you to death but overall its normally cheeper than the other 2 systems in the end even adding 3 more wii motes and nunchucks... but then you fell the urge to buy the classic controller to match you VC games, when a gamecube and wiimoe would have worked fine instead...
    and you buy the zapper for FPS games.
    The steering wheels for driving games,
    The sports add on's for the wiimote, ect. ect. ect. this is stuff you dont honestly need to play it. you just buy it more or less for the novelty of it...

    Most the games are in the same price range as any other systems between 30-40 for a good title

    honestly with how well the wii is selling im suprised they havent increased the price... you know they could eaisly do it and get away with it because of the demand for them.
     
  18. Phillysoul

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    i dont think it matters what any of us think because the fact of the matter is the wii is selling like hotcakes and nintendo is making loads of money, why should prices drop? why should they make cheaper games, controllers ect. the fact is they are a buisness and a very good one at that.
     
  19. Wiimoto

    Wiimoto Sonic + Brawl = Ownage

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    If you think the wii is expensive, you should see the 360 and other stuff, besides here in america the wii is the cheapest possible, and you should never buy 2nd or 3rd party games for retail price, buy em used! You can get like 5 games for the price of one if their used.
     
  20. Arch0n

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    Well An XBox is about 350 for a good one... I think Also each controller is $50 plus each game, some which are priced over $50
     

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