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Gosh, There Sure Are a Lot of Peripherals/Controllers for the Wii

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by selowitch, May 19, 2007.

  1. selowitch

    selowitch WiiChat Member

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    The Wii is supposed to be cheaper than the PS3 and the Xbox 360. But in order to fully leverage the Wii experience, you need 2-4 wiimotes, 2-4 nunchuks, 2-4 gamecube controllers and 2-4 classic controllers, to say nothing of faceplates, chargers, fans, LAN adapters, etc. This could cost you a fortune!
     
  2. Byuakuya

    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    Welcome to wiichat and enjoy your stay. Happy gaming.
    All the extra accessories are optional and are not necessary unless you plan to play with friends.
     
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    @selowitch: You might have misunderstood, you don't need to have 2-4 controllers to play the Wii. You can play many games with 1 controller (LOZ: TP). Now, if you have many controllers, then that opens up possibilities, then you could play multiplayer games. If you still had a GC, then you could use your GC controller for the VC games. You don't need the classic controller to play VC games. Cheers.
     
  4. Brawny

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    hm...same thing with the xbox and ps3. There is just more technology in each mote/chuck
     
  5. selowitch

    selowitch WiiChat Member

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    I said "to *fully* leverage"; of course I recognize the thing will function with one controller. It's just that I'm old enough to remember a time when the Atari 2600 and the Odyssey came with two controllers, as did certain others.

    Now, when I was a solitary loser, one controller would have been fine. ;)
    But now I have a nine-year-old son, and he has a social life, unlike his Pops, LOL.
    Aren't there some games that require the classic controller? I think there are. This is a point of confusion for me.
     
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    when you buy the games, it will tell you which ones will work. Only a select few will be ONLY on the classic.
     
  7. TiwazTyrsfist

    TiwazTyrsfist Dubito Ego Sum

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    If you have a GameCube controller, the classic controller is not required. VC games from the Super Nintendo and other such systems (those with more than two buttons) can all be played using a GC controller.

    That aside,
    Wii w/Wii sports, Wiimote & Nunchuk - 250
    Wiimote x 3 - 120
    Nunchuck x 3 - 60
    2gb sd card (Microcenter) - 30

    Total - 460


    PS3, one cotroller, Blueray movie - 600
    PS3 controller - 40

    Total - 640
    Unless you want to actually use the HD capacity then add

    HD cables - 60

    Total - 700

    Oh, and you don't have a game yet. But you DO have a copy of "Taledega Nights, the saga of Ricky Bobby" A Will Ferral movie about NASCAR... Lucky Lucky YOU!

    So, a game, any game - 60

    PS3 total - 760 + the cost of psychiatric counseling after watching the free movie.


    So, For $460 you can get a fully loaded Wii, with everything to entertain 4 people all day long.

    Or, for $300 dollars more, you can get everything to make the PS3 fully functional, and have the ability to entertain 2 people. And watch blueray movies, the Betamax of HD DVD.

    Which do you choose?
     
  8. selowitch

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    Nicely put. That does put things in perspective. The Wii is a clear winner there. Why does anyone give a frak about Blu-ray anyway? It's still just movies and television.
     
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    It's supposed to be "the future" of watching movies. It's like HD, but 2x better. Personally, I see no need for it, just a wasted add-on.
     

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