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Why did they include the Gamecube?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by CantGetAWii, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. CantGetAWii

    CantGetAWii WiiChat Member

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    That's what I would like to know, why did Nintendo choose include the gamecube set-up with their Wii console? Was it to make it fully compatible with the older games (like Nes, Snes etc.) or simply a good strategy to get people buying more gamecube stuff? We all know how the gamecube went over in the last gen race, it was considered a flop by many. Personally I think they did it to be fully compatible, but what do you think, you can use my thoughts or include your own (which would be very cool).
     
  2. wiiisawesome

    wiiisawesome Brawl, Galaxy, ftw!

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    Hmm, not really sure, but isn't that what all the next gen consoles do?
     
  3. My god the Wii owns...

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    Yea, it's kind of expected. I don't blame them if they do want more GC stuff sold, but I think they mainly thought it was a cheap and very functional addition to the Wii.
     
  4. Byuakuya

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    I personally think that a lot of people would have been disappointed with the Wii if it was not fully backwards compatible. Also, more GC games will sell, like the original poster mentioned, as well as VC games, which are being downloaded like "hotcakes". :lol:
     
  5. Ness

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    i think its mainly just for convience, now i dont have to get my gamecube out when i wanna play some windwaker or mario kart, also its good coz we can play brawl with gc contollers too :)
     
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    Yeah, the backwards compatibility thing seems to be pretty much expected now...it's the thing to do and Nintendo did it flawlessly. It has often crossed my mind that we are actually playing next to the same hardware as the Gamecube had, just with a bit of a different interface (and supped up a bit of course). Just think of all the extra hardware they probably had lying around after last gen. Anyway, just a thought. The complete backwards compatibility is the best thing Nintendo could have done for us in my opinion, and the VC just beats all!
     
  7. Marc

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    Money, thats the main reason I think. The fact that you can play your GC games comes second I think.
     
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    Nintendo probably thought: "Hmmm...we're moving into the 7th generation of gaming so let's add some new great features to increase our consoles sales." We all know that the other 7th generation consoles have backwards compatibility (PS3<--->PS2, 360<--->XBox), so Nintendo probably wanted to keep up with the other consoles in any way they could, hence the Wii's backwards compatibility.
     
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    Bingo!


    The gamecube didn't sell too much.
    So.

    They make the wii use it.

    People buy memory cards.
    People buy controllers.
    People buy games.

    IT PRINTS MONEY.
     
  10. balrogs.pa

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    okay then. why did nintendo ds include gameboy advance games? because its better and the wii doesnt have that many great games out right now. so why not be able to play gamecube greatest hits too?
     
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    I don't think they made them backwards compatibile because theres a lack of titles.
     
  12. Syntax

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    All of the next gen consoles allow for backwards compatability so I'm not suprised the Wii took the same route.
     
  13. som1

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    actually nintendo did it first with gameboy; the game boy color had backwards compatability with the original gameboy; the gba had backwards compatability with game boy color games; ect

    and yeah, nintendo just basically wanted to keep the trend going cause it sells more older generation games and cause finally this generation they can do it cause they have 2 generations of cds now
     
  14. Krusnik

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    Ditto.
    I'd be bored out of my mind right now with the Wii if it didn't have backwards compatibility.
     
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    i think its kind of a good thing because some games come out for the gamecube and the wii then you can get the gamecube version which is like 20
    and wii games are like 50 and its better because then peaple do not have to pay for the gamecube :thumbsup:
     
  16. MaxTO

    MaxTO I have to go Wii

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    I for one am glad they did . Its giving me a chance to try games that I would have not been able too otherwise .
     
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    Yeah, it's great to see that Nintendo has put so much backwards compatibility into the Wii. The XBOX 360 doesn't have full backwards compatibility either. It's only compatible with a select number of games that have been included in BC updates. I just hope Nintendo continues this in the next generation of their consoles and doesn't leave people that have spent loads of $$$ on Virtual Console games in the dust.
     
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    Well, think of it. You see a Gamecube for sale for about 80 bucks, then you see a Wii for 250 bucks and it comes with a game, and plays gamecube games..You figure its a better deal so it wins you over. Aside from that, it is a standard as everyone else is saying lol
     
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    The Atari 5200 had an adapter to play original Atari 2600 games. The Atari 7800 could play them with no adapter, but could not play the Atari 5200 games.

    Another fun tidbit: the ColecoVision - a competing console - had an adapter to play Atari 2600 games! Can you imagine if Sony or Microsoft released an add-on to their symptoms allowing you to play each other's games?
     
  20. cyberzomby

    cyberzomby OH NOES! A PICTURE

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    I would be very bummed if I couldnt play all my gamecube games anymore because the wii didnt support. For me its the only way to go with a new console ( especially nintendo consoles ) Even the first new gameboy supported it. Was very happy with that as well :D:D
     

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