I bought my Wii because i love video games! I got the Wii and i started playing and couldn't stop! It's so fun and addicting! I love my Wii! Especially if you have a variety of games and positive aditude!
Not the best but still ok!
So I had my Wii for 4 years now and it finally died. Now all it says is cant read disks. I definitly will pre order the Wii-U when I can but for now I am just going to get another Wii but refurbished. I did have some good times on my Wii playing MW3 and BlackOps. But time to get another Wii and the the Wii-U. Eventually I might look into a PS3 or PS4 (when it comes out).
I love this system! It can run great graphics if people try, there are great games (SSBB, SMG2, LOZ:TP, MP3) which are all for hardcore, and great games for casual (MKWii, WiiSports, WiiSportsResort). You cannot say that this system sucks. physically impossible. better than 360 and ps3 combined.
So I wanted to give my mom something for Christmas and found this amazing refurb Wii system for 79.99. I was skeptical from the get go but decided to buy anyways. I bought also two used games with this console. Why not new? (I'm not cheap but i wasn't sure how she's going to like it so...) The box arrived on exact time as i tracked it on the ups page. The box was inside another box and it actually looks decent. It has the gamestop logo and it clearly states that is a refurb. I open it dreading the worst but for my surprise everything they offered was there, bubble wrapped and all. The console looks like new and it came with the sensor bar, remote and nunchuck, audio cable and a/c cable. Everything works fine and the games came in a paper sleve but inside the actual game case. Also a paper instruction on how to set it up (and some batteries for the remote) If it would have come in the original box i would have believed it was new... Excellent work GameStop!
The Nintendo company does make some interesting electronics. The Nintendo Wii is an excellent family console , and for the younger ones. Hardcore gamers tend to criticize the performance of this system because of the graphics and functionality. I believe that if a manufacturer like Nintendo creates such a unique console like the Wii, then it is acceptable for some details to be left out. Now, with that being said, the Wii can be just as good as anything else, you just can't compare it- it is unique. The Xbox 360 and Playstion 3 are made for a totally different purpose, keep that in mind. I like to use a code when my friends try to compare the consoles: The Wii is the 'fun' console and the PS3 and 360 are the 'entertainment' consoles. There's a big difference. You need to understand the reason why every console is made differently! The overall value of this console is great, beacause you might like it better (and probably will) than me. The Nintendo Wii is a great way to build your collection of games!
A good breakthrough system
I didn't get my Wii untill 2010 so I missed out on all the buzz when it first came out. Being someone who already had a PS3 and 360 the Wii was a good change. The HD systems offer better online experiences, but I think the Wii holds it's own with all of it's platform games. Mario and Zelda are enough reason to buy a Wii. If you're a skeptical "hardcore" gamer there's Scarface, Godfather, Resident Evil, Goldeneye, COD series, Dead Rising. If you only play online you might not want one. In terms of single player experience (what game could beat Zelda for single player) and exclusives I think the Wii actually beats the HD systems. With everything people say about the Wii having weak hardware it still has better motion controlls than PS Move and Kinect together. The graphics are almost last gen but graphics don't make a great game. I'd rather play a few rounds of Mario Kart than run pointlessly waiting for prone COD campers to shoot me down. Overall it's good system. I would recomend it to anyone who likes to have fun playing video games.
I went into Gamestop looking for a Nintendo Wii to purchase. The $129.99 refurbished model caught my eye. Went ahead and bought it with the $20.00 2 year warranty. I'm usually hesitant to buy anything used or refurbished, but the sales associate assured me that it would work like a charm. Went home and plugged it in, all went well until I put in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Went to the loading screen, the Wii started chirping and making little grinding noises for 4-5 minutes, and told me I have a disk error. All my game disks are in flawless condition, with no scratches, smudges, or imperfections. I tried Zelda: Twilight Princess, no luck either. Same went with Metroid Prime. Now I'll have to waste the gas and time to return or replace this piece of junk. I'm not directly blaming Gamestop. I just wished they thoroughly checked all used/refurbished model, instead of accepting any used and broken piece of junk from a stranger and slapping a high "low" price on it and throwing it on the shelves. I'll be returning this and buying it new. From another store.
Wii is FUN!
Love this system. It may not have the graphics of PS3 or Xbox360 but who cares! It's all about FUN! I'd rather download Super Mario Bros. off the Virtual Console and enjoy the classic 8-bit gaming than play a PS3 or Xbox360 game with state of the art graphics if the game play isn't fun! However, if you're a FPS person and into Call of Duty or something, the Wii is NOT the system for you! If you enjoy Mario games, then this is a DEFINITE system to get! Online Mario Kart is awesome. Not saying the Wii doesn't have good shooters or anything, personally, I enjoyed Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicles and House of the Dead Overkill. The Wii may not be graphic intense, but its still a fun system…I take it with me when I travel. It's great for those that wanna play Classic Mario and Zelda games as well as the upcoming games like GoldenEye, Epic Mickey, Donkey Kong Country Returns, and an upcoming Zelda game. 2D Side-scrolling/platforming is the roots of gaming, and without them, we wouldn't be where we are today! Even after 30 years of gaming, its still the best (IMO). Wii is a GREAT buy, great titles for EVERY age, no over complicated control system, and the interactivity of games is very fun!
Nintendo has been around for years, way before I was born. They've done good with games like Donkey Kong, Super Mario, and Metroid. The Wii has been a let down since the PS3 stepped in the console wars. It went from Wii vs 360 to PS3 vs 360. The Wii has basically been pushed out of the spot light. But for a good price you can purchase the Wii for your kids who will definately love it. The console allows you to get online, download games, and even older games from the 70's. The console also allows you to play Gamecube games, so if you still have any of them laying around collecting dust, then dust them off and start playing them again. The Wii may not have a Hardcore kind of game selection or good graphics, but look at it as the," Friendly Family Wii." To me, this is the best game system with motion controls, screw the PS Move nd the Xbox Kinect. You were here first Nintendo Wii.
The Wii still got it!
Although the Wii is starting to wane rapidly, its still a lot of fun. Many of people are turned off by the fact that the Wii doesn't run on HD but on 480p. This does not affect me. However what does affect me is the WiiWare service, an online service where you can download original titles for the Wii. Because of the Wii's limited hardware, WiiWare games are no bigger than 40mb which makes it hard to find good downloads.
On the up side there is a Virtual Console Service, an online service which you can download classic games from previous consoles such as NES, SNES, N64, Sega Genesis, and more. I use the Virtual Console very often. I don't know what I will do without it. Also many fun games were released last year that make getting Wii worth it. I say that the Wii a excellent buy if you don't care about the graphics, but for those who want an HD gaming experience similar to the Wii, I suggest you look at the PlayStation Move.