Considering buying a Wii Mini to scavenge spare parts

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by GBA rocks, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. GBA rocks

    GBA rocks GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 4, 2013
    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!

    Feb 7, 2010
    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. 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 u remote plus combinatieset (wit)_Wiiu.html
  3. GBA rocks

    GBA rocks GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 4, 2013
    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).


  4. BORTZ

    BORTZ Tired of being the good guy

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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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  5. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

    Jan 14, 2009
    United States
    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.
  6. GBA rocks

    GBA rocks GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 4, 2013
    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.