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Are Wii Remotes Over-priced?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by Boggalog, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. Boggalog

    Boggalog Noobie...lol

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    Here in the UK a wii-mote cost £30 rrp
    I dunno how much it is in the US or anywhere else but here a Remote and Nunchuck togeher cost pretty much £50
    to me thats way to expensive compared the price of the actual console

    does anyone else know where I can buy a console and nunchuck for somewheree around £30???
     
  2. David328ci

    David328ci WiiChat Member

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    If you think about the controller as being both Wii-mote and nunchuck, it is relatively expensive. However if the controller is just the Wii-mote you are speaking of, it is cheap when you compare to the controllers of other game consoles such as xbox 360 and ps3.
     
  3. Wii_Smurf

    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    Yeah
    For Wiimote and Nunchuk it's £45
    For 1 PS3 controller it's £35. I'd call the Wiimote a good price for the Technology in it
     
  4. i thought it was 29.99 for the remote? maybe 39.99$?? either way i dont care about the price. its what is expected when you buy games it all costs money wiether its cheap or expensive.

    i knew what i was getting myself into (i have 4 remotes, 2 nunchucks, 2 VC controllers and too many games to count both downloaded and bought)

    no biggie for me
     
  5. Wii_Smurf

    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    You got a job though, What about us Students lol. As you should know Students are as Lazy as ever!

    Defeats the objective of the point me having a Wii though lol
     
  6. George

    George Wii 4 teh Wiin

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    yeah, we have to remember that this techno is brand new for consoles.
     

  7. a job that doesnt pay much! haha im a "rookie cop" bringing in about 32K a year in NYS thats like poverty lol

    i got my bf though he makes the money in this relationship (although we're both cops hes got almost 10 years on the job)
     
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    Does it really matter how much it costs or whether you think its expensive or not?
    Thats the price you have to pay if you want to play something a whole lot different to the usual boring console controller.
    If you think its too expensive don't buy it.
     
  9. ZeLdA1202

    ZeLdA1202 WiiChat Member

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    In Canada wii motes cost $44.99... and since im in ontario... friggin 14%friggin tax and its about $51.00

    and plus its hard to find in canada... shipments of wii motes and the wii play have stopped or are coming very.................very.....slowly
     
  10. TwilightSword

    TwilightSword Master Wii

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    in the US its 39.99 for the remote and 20 for the other on but if u buy the console it will give u both
     
  11. White Knight

    White Knight Zap! ******

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    14% tax? Damn, that's what a liberal government does I guess. :(
     
  12. letobowie

    letobowie Out Of My Mind

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    They cost $100 ($72.50US) here in New Zealand so yes they a tad over the top
     
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    Wiily Good WiiChat Member

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    Are they really $NZ100 in New Zealand? I thought they were $NZ120.
    Its almost worth buying Wiimotes from New Zealand and paying for the shipping back to Australia. At the current exchange rate ($NZ1.13 = $AU1) its almost a 15% saving.

    How much is the actual console in New Zealand is it $400?
    And what about games, are they $100?
    If they are I seriously might start to import my gear.
     
  14. Wii_Smurf

    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    Thats £37, So £7 more than what we pay
     
  15. letobowie

    letobowie Out Of My Mind

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    Yes They are I work for "The Warehouse" and thats what we and EB, Harvey Normans have them for

    Oh and the consoles are $500

    And Sorry Games Are $100
     
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    Wiily Good WiiChat Member

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    If games are $NZ100 than (at the moment) they are $AU88.50. That means if I can buy more than one item (games or controllers) and combine the shipping, I can make quite a saving. COOL!
     
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    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    Console $500 = £185 [We payed £180]
    Games $100 = £37 [We pay £40]

    So it's not at all bad compared to UK
     
  18. Happy

    Happy Dobedobebo

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    Was bored :D
     

  19. haha youre from staten island, im not too far from your local ;)

    you and i are "blessed" with 8.75%

    i cant wait for tax free week
     
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    if you need a cheap wii mote in the uk goto play3k.com and get wii play with wiimote for £27.99 and free delivery im gonna buy wii play again everytime when i need another wiimote works out £2 cheaper than buying a wiimote on its own
     

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