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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by Taero, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. Taero

    Taero WiiChat Member

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    I keep reading posts from people saying "Oh I hope they sell the nunchuk and wiimote together" and "Will I have to buy the nunchuk seperately?" And to these people I say what would be the point of selling them apart o_O I don't know if I'm the only one to see this but could these people please explain to me how I would play LoZ:TP or MP3:Corruption or Mario:Galaxy without the nunchuk part o_O? What, you can't?

    I could be wrong and have misinterpreted the queries and they simply meant "Can I buy a part seperately if one of mine breaks?" but I don't think I did.

    Anyone else out there think it would be completely retarted to a)not get a controlled when you buy the Wii and b)Have to buy the initial controller in seperate pieces o_O?
     
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    Mr_Stoukaph WiiChat Member

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    some people would think it would be sold seperately to make more money for nintendo, but thats not what nintendo does. maybe microsoft or sony, but not nintendo
     
  3. registerednerd

    registerednerd Wii online moderator

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    On the N64, there were some games that you couldn't play without a controller pak, but you still had to buy that separately. Not saying it will be separate, but just another point of view on it.
     
  4. Mr_Stoukaph

    Mr_Stoukaph WiiChat Member

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    the whole memory card thing with GC too. but i think nintendo will be nicer to us this time...with all the secret ports and flaps
     
  5. Taero

    Taero WiiChat Member

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    Yeah I can understand that it has precedent from the past somewhat or does it? I can see your point with the rumble pack was it? And the games needing to have it to play, but that's a minority rather than a majority. the way I view this is that it would be like having holes on the N64 or GC joypads where the analogue sticks go and saying "Oh by the way, you have to buy these seperately" because almost every single game I've seen for the Wii NEEDS both to function.

    Okay I admit now there are a couple ish games that spring to mind that dont, those being Sonic Wildfire and Excite:Truck, sports and orchestra due to their nature and the way you play but there are a lot lot more that do require it 2 o_O
     
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    phiggey WiiChat Member

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    I think it should come with the nunchuck

    In the box I'd like to see:

    -Wii
    -Power Cord
    -A/V Cable (not component or hdmi until next gen)
    -2 Wiimotes with nunchucks and wrist straps
    -Sensor bar
    -WiiSports (this one is wishfull thinking.)

    I like to think we will get 2 wiimotes because it goes well with the 2 people theme that Wii evokes. However it could just be one. I would be let down if there were no nunchuck, but not surprised.

    Nintendo is a company and they do need to make money especially with the low sale price of the wii. I imagine we will be able to buy individual nunchucks, individual wiimotes, and combo packs for a small discount. I would like to see this on shelves

    wiimote $20
    nunchuck $8
    wiimote w/ nunchuck $25

    NOTE: there is no basis for my suggestions other than personal opinion and preference
     
  7. NateTheGreat

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    I think that's what a lot of game companies think about their games; if we sell our games for $20 or $30, we won't be able to survive.

    This is most likely untrue. If games were sold for $20-30 a piece, more people would buy them and the end-profit would probably equal, or exceed what they make when they charge $50 and now $60 per game.

    The N64 was sold for $200 at launch and was one of the best selling consoles in history; 35 million units sold and it had 4 contoller ports standard, where the PS1 and PS2 required a seperatly sold multi-tap.

    Nintendo isn't a company to sell what is basicly half of a contoller, especially when they want to appeal to both casual and hard-core gamers.

    That's my 2 cents.
     
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    Supermariomp3 WiiChat Member

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    yeah the wiimote and the nunchuck are pretty much one controller. It'll be like not including the analog stick and the L1 and R1 stick in the gamecube or n64 like Taero said above
     
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    I can't see nintendo scrounging for money like that.
     
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    Yeah Nintendo doens't do that. Only Sony and Microsoft do that
     
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    Oxywolf Future Wii Owner

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    Well The knunchuck is a big part of playing any of the games it is the Dialog STICK!! OF cousre it will come with the controler!
     
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    sure hope so other wise nintendo will have alot of displeased people on their hands
     
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    This is stupid... of course Nintendo will include the Nunchuk attackment with the Wii! If one or two games required the Nunchuk attackment to work then I could understand Nintendo selling it seperatly, but almost all of the games require it to work which means they won't sell it seperatly.
     
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    Homicidal_Gamer Yay I'm dead!

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    And that was because the controller pack was needed to play the game, or else it wouldnt work out at all.
     
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    martini178 Oldschoolgamer

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    i totally disagree nintendo does that all the time with the n64 you had to buy the ram pack to play certain games and you couldnt play other games without a controller pack, microsoft doesnt have anything like that with their xbox mind you sony does do it alot
     
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    Except the ram expansion came later whereas the nunchuck would be at launch
     
  18. deity_link

    deity_link The one and only

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    Sony: definatly would do somehting like that
    Microsoft: Wouldn't put it past them
    Nintendo: Probably less likely than the others
     
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    martini178 Oldschoolgamer

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    it did.. o ok didnt know that
    as for micrsoft the only thing that they did like that .. that i know of was the dvd remote for the xbox otherwise in the gaming industry its still a bit to early to tell for me xboxwise
     
  20. Squall7

    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    Well, I'd certainly understand it if they sold it seperate, I mean if you're gonna buy a wii and use only games that are simple so that hey need the core controller, or they need the classic controller, Nintendo wouldn't make them pay extra like Sony. The expansion pak for the N64 was sold seperately (although they did do deals with it and certain games like Perfect Dark and Donkey Kong 64) Likewise the the memory pak wasn't needed for many of the first and second party games.

    I would understand if they left some things out to make sure the core package lived up to the low price point. It would be dissapointing, but I'd understand. Afterall, are you gonna peeve more people off by not keeping the promise of the price, or by having the adaptors for some games sold seperately?
     

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