so last weekend i went and bought a Wii Mini. and i have to say, it was one of the best purchases i have ever made. it all looks absolutely beautiful, red controller is a welcome change from the boring white standard wiimote, and the console actually looks like a real retro top loading console like Dreamcast or PSone. its incredible value. Mario Kart + OEM Wii motion plus controller + OEM Nunchuck + OEM power adapter + OEM AV cable + Rubber skin + sensor bar, and 100 club nintendo coins...all the extras alone would run you close to $80 at least. so you are basically getting the gimped Wii Console for $20!. where else are you going to get ANY console for $20. you cant even buy an old beat up SNES for $20. but even the gimped wii can be put to good use. 1. Project box. maybe fit a Mini ITX motherboard in the case. maybe stuff a SNES Mini, or PSone Slim in it. 2. guts for a Portable Wii. would be perfect to portabilize, smaller board, all the bulky unnecessary bits allready removed, its Composite video anyway, and best of all it doesn't matter if you screw up because at least you didn't ruin a hackable wii. 3. replacement Laser Lens for your Old Wii that won't read disc's anymore. ------ also, don't listen to the reviews, they are WAY OFF. Online - doesn't even exist anymore. GC - removed from later Wii's anyway. (buy a real GC). Composite video - difference is negligible, Composite is more widely recognized standard anyway. Price of a used Wii - Used Wii's have worn out lasers that fail in 5-6 years. also Youtube "Wii cockroaches". No SD slot - no real use other than CFW and Homebrew as many game saves cant be copied to SD anyway. and i can respect Nintendo's decision. they have their policy on unlicensed modifications, its understandable. cheap "feel" - this has to be the worst complaint. how often do you "feel" your game consoles? it sits on a shelf until you put the game in. it docent need to be encased in sold titanium, it only has to look nice and hold the "guts" together. and as designs go, its a lot nicer looking than some ultra-modern avant-garde style white cube, sitting upright at an irregular angle.