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Durability of the Wii

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by Mark OTVII, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. Mark OTVII

    Mark OTVII i dream of xenu

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    I had the Wii over at a friend's house to play on his massive projector screen, and the three year old son of his roommate went running by and kicked over it over accidentally. The thing fell pretty hard but the game didn't miss a beat, and there wasn't a scratch on it.

    Any other horror stories regarding the durability of this console? Should I be at all concerned?
     
  2. Wii_Smurf

    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    It's a very well built console but knocking anything over will damage it in someway or another?
     
  3. Mark OTVII

    Mark OTVII i dream of xenu

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    Over time, yes.. I don't foresee this happening again, except with little kids/pets running near cords. Thankfully I have neither myself.
     
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    Nintendo is very well know for it's durability. Although some scratches may appear on the exterior, the interior will most likely not be damaged. My N64 fell off a countertop and everything still worked fine.
     
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    spicka Beastin By Nature!

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    I was playing wii sports tennis with my mom and she hit her soda and some of it spilled on my wii but it still works like a charm

    P.S. No one can have drinks in my room anymore :D
     
  6. Mark OTVII

    Mark OTVII i dream of xenu

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    Good. Set ground rules and hold fast to them. I don't even let people look directly at mine for fear of their eyes wearing a hole in it.

    Dear God, is the Wii turning us all into covetous savages?
     
  7. Happy

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    My Wii fell from about a foot drop of the tv table but no damages
     
  8. CantGetAWii

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    Nintendo makes durable consoles dont worry man. My gcube took some water and pop and got dropped once or twice and it was fine. The Wii maybe is a bit different though, but overall it should be fine.
     
  9. bubba-ga-nush

    bubba-ga-nush Im on more than you think

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    on X-Play they did a durability test on the Gamecube, Playstation, and X-Box. Of course the playstation lost the first round which was having a weight dropped on it. X-Box not a scratch. Next she hit them on the side with a sludge hammer. Both GC and X-Box survived. Finally morgan webb dropped them from a high thing. The turn on switch for the x-box came off so it lost. And gamecube was rough with the top crooked. she managed to force it closed and it WORKED! Nintendo knows how to make their systems durable.
     
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    Gamecube is probablt Nintendos' most durable consoles after the N64.
     
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    yeh my ds has been dropped onto solid concrete from like 3 metres up and it didnt even have a scratch on it.
     
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    E-Roc2010 "Sasuke it to the max"

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    wows! i heard some stories like this.. the Wii is very STRONG. hehe. :] Nintendo is awesome.. i just love how they make it.. good quality. thats what we all need.
     
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    You should have grabbed that kid and threw him out a window.
    JK
     
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    My Wii Fell From A Three Foot High Speaker While I Was Playing DDR:Mario Mix For The GC... I Was Like:

    HOLY CRAP!!!

    And I Rushed To Save It...
    It Was O.K.
     
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    UH mines fell....once....friend triped on a gc cord...but its still works great!

    Someone should really just do some kind of test...ive searched everywhere but so far i havent found a thing! Nintendo has been known for making durable consoles and im sure theres no difference with the wii! just make sure it dosnt happen again and it should be fine!
     
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  17. blueradio

    blueradio get crunk.

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    Yeah it's very well designed.
    Durable just like the Gamecube is/was.
    The n64 was also pretty rugged.
    I also saw the Smash my Wii video, and it withstood one sledge hammer.
    which shows something.
     
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    no one prolly is cuz they know they if they brake it, they wont be able to find another one, and i also tripped over a gc cord and no damage.
     
  19. NINTENDO4lifeB

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    well i dropped mine, right outta the box...so far all is great, man N really out did themselves for Zelda, the jousting is awesome fun
     

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