Considering buying a Wii Mini to scavenge spare parts

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  1. GBA rocks
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    I noticed Wii Minis are starting to drop below 80€ (even getting close to 70€) when on sale in some places and on amazon.

    Wouldn't mind having some spare parts (for the years to come) for my GC-compatible black Wii, namely
    - original red Wii motion plus remote
    - original red nunchuck (hard to find elsewhere)
    - original wii sensor bar
    - original power brick

    if you shop for these parts individually you easily top the price of a Wii Mini on sale. (and you'd be hard pressed to find a red nunchuck).

    Just a thought.
     
  2. Hielkenator

    Hielkenator GBAtemp Psycho!

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    For that alone...yes.
    For the Wii mini...NEVER.

    The console itself is rubbish.
    *No component output support.
    *No Gamecube support
    *No wiiware/virtualconsole support
    *No online connectivity
    *No sd card support for saves
    *Not way of softmodding

    Only for the red controllers.
    FYI a WHITE Wiiu wiimote-nunchuck-sensor bar goes for about 60 euro.

    https://www.google.nl/search?q=Wii U Remote Additional set&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:nl:official&client=firefox-a&channel=fflb&gws_rd=cr&ei=X8JDUvrDG7H14QTL_oGgDg

    http://www.budgetgaming.nl/game-profile/wii u remote plus combinatieset (wit)_Wiiu.html
     
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    Mmh I didn't know about that bundle, nice.

    I looked around and I could get that and a used official power brick for 65€ total (including shipping).

    That's 15€ less than a Wii Mini on sale, but 15€ for a Wii Mini (which is a collectible by itself anyway, it has a cool Famicom vibe to it :) , see pics below) and a spare official composite cable (not that I'd ever use it over my official Component, but still), sounds like a steal, so I'd still buy a Mini (on sale).

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  4. BORTZ

    BORTZ Don't pretend you aren't impressed

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    I dont know, that sounds like a waste of time, maybe just try getting a regular wii for spare parts, they arent expensive.
     
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    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    If you are buying it for the red controllers, go for it. There is very little components on Wii Mini that can be salvaged onto a regular Wii.

    The biggest downside with WIi Mini are lack of 480p and SD card slot for backing up save files.
     
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    Yeah I like red and black controllers because they're the only ones that come with matching solid color official silicone sleeve (OCD much).
    Black wii + black WiiRplus in solid-black sleeve + black nunchuck + black CCP
    Red wii + red WiiRplus in solid-red sleeve + red nunchuck + red CCP

    Red WiiRplus is available in the 40€ (amazon) Wii Play Motion bundle. (includes game Wii Play Motion and points for Club Nintendo)
    Red nunchuck isn't available as a stand alone accessory and has to be scavenged from a 25th anniversary red Wii bundle or from a Wii Mini.

    Another nice set to have would be Zelda gold WiiRplus + Club Nintendo gold nunchuck + Club Nintendo gold wheel + Goldeneye gold CCP. But that would be super expensive.

    That would be nothing...unfortunately it doesn't even support 480i over Component and S-Video (or RGB Scart in PAL zones). Having just composite output, there's no one reason I would ever turn it on at all. I wonder if people could mod it to route S-video or RGB to the video output like they do with some snes/nes models, if the required pins are already in place.

    Still it's cool to own it for 10-15€ (over what I would spend for brand new genuine nintendo accessories). Put some mario kart in it and throw it at the kids. Leave it at a secondary location. And stuff like that.