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Will I wish I had waited 'til next Christmas to buy the 2007 Wii?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by tinacap77, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. tinacap77

    tinacap77 WiiChat Member

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    my family is new to this gaming world. We gave our son a DS Lite for his birthday and are considering purchasing the Wii for the whole family. I have been having trouble locating one and started wondering if we should be buying the Game Cube instead for $99 and then next year get the next generation of the Wii.

    If we buy this first generation Wii now, will I regret this decision next Christmas and wish I had waited? I read that the Wii that Nintendo is coming out with in the later part of 2007 will be DVD compatible.
     
  2. Mmy

    Mmy Coin-Operated Boy

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    Uh, unless youre obsessed with black or anything not white, then dont bother.

    I was under the assumption thats where it was heading. *shrug* thats what i get for believing what people on here say.
     
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  3. tinacap77

    tinacap77 WiiChat Member

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    I can read......

    I assure you....I can read and in fact, quite well...being able to read and understand something totally new to me are two different things.

    So, reading between the lines of your "helpful" e-mail, it sounds like you are saying, "No, you won't regret buying the Wii system this year and not wating until next year at this time." Thanks for your kindness in trying to help me out.
     
  4. Mmy

    Mmy Coin-Operated Boy

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    This is a forum. That was a forum post. Not an email.

    Just so you know.
     
  5. Bluphoenix

    Bluphoenix ~#~[[Wii60]]~#~

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    Saw that one coming...give her a break, shes just trying to assure a happy family :)

    ~Blu
     
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    Mmy Coin-Operated Boy

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    I was being helpfull, i didnt insult.
     
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    Actually the Wiis (as well as Gamecube) read the discs backwards, and normal DVDs are read forward. So a software update really isn't much of an option. Reggie stated no there were no DVD Playback Wiis coming to the States, and then there are Game sites reporting that there is one coming to the states. I don't know about you, but I believe Reggie (President of nintendo America) in this case (MTV Interview), unless hes really holding back a lot of information and all that just to make sure sales continue to go strong.

    Also you'll notice none of them state "DVD playback Wiis coming to North America", the only place I have read of it going to be is just Japan.

    Now I will admit a classmate of mine has told me the whole Nintendo thing reading the disc backward is actually false, I asked him for some type of source for this information and he hasn't really supplied me with one.
     
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  9. Bluphoenix

    Bluphoenix ~#~[[Wii60]]~#~

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    I would get the Wii now for a few reasons:
    1) Its fun, the Gamecube is fun but the Wii takes gaming to a whole new level
    2)Most families have a DVD player somewhere in the house and I personally would never use a DVD player on my Wii
    3)The color doesn't really matter...

    However if you are just deciding this now, you may have trouble getting one before Christmas...

    Edit: you don't state that you are looking for this before this Christmas, sorry I Misread.

    ~Blu
     
  10. RDBRaptor

    RDBRaptor I Rest on You

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    Well, there's a difference between being insulting and being hostile. I'd say you came off as a tad bit hostile.

    Anyway, just give it some time. If you can't find a Wii in time then I guess you could fall back on a Gamecube, although I never really got any use of mine aside from Super Smash Bros. There's still time for Christmas, plenty of time to try and obtain a Wii.

    Also, there's not going to be much difference from these Wiis and next year's besides different colors. Almost makes me wish I had patience to wait for a black one. :crazy:
     
  11. White Knight

    White Knight Zap! ******

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    The GC and Wii "spinning backwards" was a false urban legend. You do not need a sourse or a link to believe me. Just test it yourself on the GC. Open the cover while it's spinning, and you'll see it spins normally.
     
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    White Knight Zap! ******

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    I am not trying to be rude in any way at all, but why in the hell would you want something soooooooooo 90's like a DVD player in late 2007?!? DVD is yesterday's technology. It is being replaced by HD-DVD or Blu-Ray. By late next year, it will be even more outdated. It's like buying a tape player in 1990, when tapes were well on their way to being replaced by CD's.
     
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    LOL, maybe that's because the new generation of DVD serves little purpose other than acting as a money sink for people who have too much cash burnin a hole in their pocket.

    Anyway, yeah get the Wii, it's definately going to provide more enjoyment for the whole family than a gamecube, if you get the family hooked on wiisports you'll spend hours a day together playing. At least that's how it's working over here at my house.
     
  14. Darkside7000

    Darkside7000 Luke Perry for President!

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    Just get it now, im sure you already have a DVD player. Besides, the Wii is aimed more at gaming and not so much DVD compatibility.
     
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    intekmdma Add me and i'll add you!

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    Definately try to get a wii, It's like a teaser to buy a game cube. Also, the DVD feature should be a + only, That's where the dvd player comes in handy
     
  16. Darkside7000

    Darkside7000 Luke Perry for President!

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    And its better then the X360/PS3 for a family console, da n00bs dont hav teh intrawebs rofl
     
  17. intekmdma

    intekmdma Add me and i'll add you!

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    Yeah i'd have to agree. I want a PS3 more. but the wii CAN be more family oriented
     
  18. Darkside7000

    Darkside7000 Luke Perry for President!

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    Same. I'll probably wait til it drops in price a bit though, theres alot of Wii games I need to buy. Or I could just get the 20gig version, who's gonna use up 20gig let alone 60?
     
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    intekmdma Add me and i'll add you!

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    The only good thing for the PS3 would have to be for graphic intensified games
     
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    RDBRaptor I Rest on You

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    Has much pr0n that can easily take up that space. :D

    lol, j/k
     

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