Walmart selling Limited Edition Blue Wii for $99.96

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  1. Hakoda
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    No, you aren't "losing" that thing up top -- Walmart will indeed be bringing those limited edition blue Wiis to the US of A starting this Thursday, and better still, it'll be hawking 'em for just $99.96 apiece. If you'll recall, the powder blue variants of Nintendo's newest home console were previously reserved for other sections of the globe, but a new spot that just aired on CBS' broadcast of the Titans vs. Falcons has confirmed that it'll be on sale within a matter of days for those lucky enough to snag one. They'll be offered up starting at 10:00PM on November 24th (that's Thanksgiving day, you know) and should be completely sold out by 10:00:01PM on the same day. That tally will net you a console, a matching Wii Remote Plus and a Nunchuk. Good luck -- pack a helmet.

    P.S. - Black Thursday is the new Black Friday.



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    That looks kinda cool but I wouldn't count on actually finding one to buy.
     


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    I'd rather buy an easier to find Wii.
     
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    While the lower price is always a nice thing, the lack of backwards compatibility is a deal breaker for me. You can easily find a pre-owned Wii at the same price, if not cheaper, so why buy "less for more"?

    This is a typical bundle for the casual, non-retro gamer who has no interest in Gamecube games whatsoever.
     
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    i know who need a wii when they have a wii
     
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    That's a nice Wii- wait there's no GC controller slots...*flips mountout*
     
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    Just sayin'
     
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    Hey! It's Walmart blue! Subliminal advertising!
     
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    I caught that too. :P
     
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    I really wish Nintendo released the wii in all the colors promised at e3
    Manufacturing issues aside, a black wii at release would have at least stayed hooked up to my tv instead of stashed in the closet
     
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    Except, you know, different DVD drive that won't let you play backups and no GC support. So...you're wrong.

    Anyways, couldn't care any less. I can get a used Wii for $100 any time I want, but really I don't need to because I have one. In fact, why should anyone care? Everybody has a Wii nowadays.
     
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    and that names about 95% of wii owners. outside of this forum, of course.
     
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    More accurately, it's meant for new gamers who haven't ever heard of a Gamecube.
     
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    do not want.
     
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    I would only get one for research purposes...
    I would like to know exactly what on this Wii prevents GC loading, whether it uses a special System Menu, and whether the places for the controller ports are there (just with no ports soldered onto them).
     
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    What he said!
     
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    What happened to making a Golden Wii? Or a Green one?
     
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    A different drive that doesn't read GC games, and there are no GC controller ports. It's all pretty straightforward. Other than that, it is just a cheaper Wii with the same software.
     
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    Agreed
     
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    simple
     
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    You all forgot to subtract the Gamecube.
     
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