Stock up on Wiis?

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by LoggerMan, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. LoggerMan
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    With backwards compatibility being phased out, is it a good idea to stock up on a few brand new Wiis and Gamecube controllers so I can use them up until my old age? Or is that not a good idea?
     
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  2. bowser

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    All electronics will eventually fail. If you're looking for a REALLY long term solution, then the only way would be to play Wii/Gamecube games through emulators on a PC.

    Or get a new Wii with BC and buy a WODE to play Wii and Gamecube games from USB.
     
  3. emigre

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    Buy a shit load of Wiis and Gamecube controllers and build a fort out of them.
     
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  4. giantpune

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    my guess would be that if you just take care of the wii you have, then by the time it eventually breaks, the price of a used wii will be 1/2 of what it is today. and by the time that the world's supply of wiis is dwindling down to the point when it is hard to find a used wii and they get expensive again, that you will be able to accurately emulate the wii on our computer or whatever console is popular at that time.
     
  5. Buleste

    Buleste Old Fart

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    That's a good idea. How about a climbing wall made out of Gamecubes?
     
  6. emigre

    emigre Oh Jeremy Corbyn

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    And make a bridge out of Super Nintendos!
     
  7. Taleweaver

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    Erm...the wiiU will also be able to play wii disks. Just not gamecube disks.

    In any case, I agree with giantpune. In addition, I would like to point out that you seem to assume that there will be no new consoles or games. That's obviously wrong. Most likely, you'll buy it now because you'll feel safer, and then a few years pass and the stuff you bought just collects dust.

    So really: it's only worth it if you really, really, REALLY want to be able to play gamecube games in the near future.
     
  8. jalaneme

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    my wii has lasted since 2006, TC should be more confident with nintendo, you can still get working NES consoles 20 years later, i wouldn't worry so much.
     
  9. tueidj

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    NES consoles were made up of solid state components. The wii has things like a NAND flash chip and SEEPROM (limited erase cycles), custom DVD ROM (moving parts that wear out), and a real time clock powered by a backup 3V battery. I don't think too many of them will still be in working condition 20 years from now, Nintendo probably didn't think so either given their clock ticks will wrap around and all the wiis will think it's the year 2000.
     
  10. Lucif3r

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    If you just store the Wii Im sure it will last many many years.
    I still have a PC from 1997 or 1998 in working condition, running almost every day (incl cd-reader etc) :P
     
  11. Nah3DS

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    Party like it's 1999.
     
  13. FireGrey

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    If you're really that scared, get 1 or 2 more Wiis.
    That or make a castle of Wiis.
     
  14. raulpica

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    Just like you can find a NES used today, you'll be able to find an used Wii 20 years from now, probably with BC, since most of them out there are BC-compatible anyways.
     
  15. JoshuaS153

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    I second the fort plan.
     
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  16. Snailface

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    When you're an old man you'll be playing emulated Wii games on a holographic display, controlled by your mind.

    The only thing you need to stock up on are vitamins and herbal supplements so you can live that long. :P

    Of course, cryogenic freezing is also a good choice but it is quite costly.
     
  17. FireGrey

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    Oh and download speeds will be so good, that you only need to think about the game and you will instantly have the rom.
     
  18. BrightNeko

    BrightNeko Popcorn ball

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    Why a fort? Make a bed.
     
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  20. Lucif3r

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    Like todays NES/SNES/etc roms :)

    Soon(tm) we will be able to play Wii on our cellphones!