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Think the Wiimote + Nunchuck are a bit.. Pricey?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by Trulen, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. Trulen

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    Yeah. $60 for the wiimote + nunchuck set.

    That's a difference from the $20 I'm used to spending on a new Gamecube controller!

    I wonder why it's THAT much more. I know it would be more because of the speaker and the wirelessness... But, three times more?


    There might be something I'm not seeing.
     
  2. NateTheGreat

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    Well, it has a built-in gyroscope that senses movement and a pinpoint accurate pointer, so maybe that's why. I think they should have or should in the future release a wiimote with a charging pack, rather than having two AA batteries. I wonder if they will make a nunchuk someday that will have a battery pack that can be used when the wiimote's batteries expire?
     
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    It is so expensive just because what NateTheGreat said, so anyway I dont think its too expensive
     
  4. im_a_super_smash_bro

    im_a_super_smash_bro J'habite on FWONS :D

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    you can check your wiimotes battery power on your tv.
     
  5. NateTheGreat

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    Also, to compare, both the Xbox 360 and PS3's controllers are $50 retail, and with tax that's about $55, so the wiimote is pretty competitive; with the nunchuk it costs only about $5 more and neither the Xbox 360's nor the PS3's controllers feature all the abilities the wiimote and nunchuk do. And just look at what it costs for a gaming keyboard and mouse; like $60 just for some wired mice and around the same for a keyboard.
     
  6. Zori

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    Nate was one step ahead of me :( yea the competitors controllers are almost just as much. and alot of games u dont need the wiimote AND nunchuck. so 40 bones for the wiimote for alota games.
     
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    I would have liked to see them at $50 for the set, but honestly, $10 more than Ps3's and 360's controllers isn't bad at all. And considering the superior technology in it, $10 difference isn't bad at all.
     
  8. Scuba Kid

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    It is still $60....and $60 is kind of a lot of money for an extra controller.
     
  9. D Twizzle

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    Whats wrong with having rechargable batterys? When they die you put a new set in and recharge the old ones. You never have to leave your controller charging over night.
     
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    work for a living, and nothing is too expensive. 360's wireless are 60, ps3 originally claimed a 100$ tag on its controllers, make your shitty friends buy or bring theirs over.
     
  11. MyGunJammed

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    It is definitely overpriced, but I guess that is where Nintendo plans to make some $$$. I don’t think that I’ve had to pay anywhere near $60 for an extra controller for any other system.
     
  12. Gymdawg

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    I don't mind that the controllers are a tad pricey. Big deal, we have to pay $60 four times. Xbox360 and PS3 owners have to pay that much for every single game they want.
     
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    Well the controller is the meat of the Wii!!!
    I mean you wouldn't expect them to keep the price 20 dollars :lol:
     
  15. xpirate77

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    did anyone notice the comment by "owner" on that ebgames site?.

    quote: "i own the wii and us this all the time and is the greatest thing for the wii."


    hmm?
     
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    Kind in mind that the Australian price for most games is $100 and the price for the Wiimote-Nunchuk Set is $100.
     
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    by the way why hasn't anyone mentioned the fact that all the games will most likely be 10 bucks less than any other systems and some even 20 less
     
  18. NateTheGreat

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    Good point^

    I just looked at ebgames and Halo 3 is taking preorders and there is an "Expert" edition, which includes some behind the scenes footage and a Master Chief helmet and it's $100!! Hate to say it, but I actually may try to buy that; I am that nerdy, sometimes.:D
     
  19. Messykitty414

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    It's the Legendary Edition and it's going to be awesome haha, but I think that the prices for the wiimotes really isn't that bad for what it is, The 360 controllers (wireless) are $50 and they don't even have motion control so yeah it's justified
     
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    Oops, I meant Legendary. I know, I can't wait, but the release date says November 2007!? I thought they were going to try to release it sometime in January when Vista (supposedly) will debut? I almost want to get two Legendary editions of Halo 3, one for me and one to sell on eBay in like 5 years.:D
     

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