nintendo wii

#1
I am looking to buy Mr Bossy a Nintendo Wii for christmas since he keeps mentioning that he would like one.

However as i dont play video or pc games i'm a bit stuck. I went on a Wii website, but the prices vary. One was £174.99 with 3 games then a little further down one was £249.99 with 3 games. I dont understand why?

http://www.wiifind.co.uk/buywii.html?gclid=CImqv_3DvI4CFQm_EAoduirwyg

Also, does the console come with one of those stick things that you use to play it with ( like they show you on TV ) or do i have to buy that seperately?

More importantly, are they worth paying out hard earned pounds for or is his PS2 just as good?

Any advice / opinions welcome.

Thanks in advance.
 
#3
I've got one and they are bags of fun. Only problem is I find myself shouting at the screen while playing tennis.
Average UK price with six games is £179.00.
its worth investing in a second remote and nunchuck so you and the boss can play together (Fnah-Fnah)
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#4
If you got offered a Wii for £175 with 3 games, i'd rip the thing out their hands. A standard going rate is £170ish for the basic console, prices increase depending on how many games are bundled with it.

The "stick thing you use to play with it" is indeed included, (The Wii Remote ;) ), you also get a Nunchuck (the other half of the interactive remote, essential for some games) I'd recommend purchasing an extra one of both (the Wii supports up to 4) because its better for multiplayer.

As for the Wii itself - its a brilliant piece of kit. If you want fantastic graphics etc etc, then get a PS3 or a 360. But if you want some genuine entertainment, get a Wii. (I don't work for Nintendo, honest!)

Its worth it for the fun factor of the dynamic remote alone.

Edit to add: I see from the above post, that prices may be dropping further! Shop around!
 
#5
Bossy the top £175 3 game wii from your shortcut is the basic wii with just wii sports. There are others on that page that are confusing the search.
The next couple are more representative of typical prices for boxes with 3 games. Those quick comparison places are all well and good but you still need to read the small print on the sellers pages before committing to buy.

It'd still be a nice toy though.
 
#6
Thanks for your replies so far. Much appreciated.

So in short i need 1 console, 2 stick things and a couple of 'nunchucks' and they come as a complete package?

As well as some games. That tennis one looks ok?
 
#7
Yep well worth the money. My Mrs bought one a few months ago and while I've never been a console junky in the past it's an absolute scream.

I think it comes with one remote and nunchuck. A second one is not that expensive but well worth it.

The wii sports with the tennis is ok. The boxing is a laugh, you end up sweating like a rapist so it will keep you fit too :D
 
#11
bossyboots said:
Thanks for your replies so far. Much appreciated.

So in short i need 1 console, 2 stick things and a couple of 'nunchucks' and they come as a complete package?

As well as some games. That tennis one looks ok?
OK, the basic package comes in at at around £179 RRP. This includes:

1. The Wii Console
2. One Wii wireless Controller
3. One Nunchuck (an enhancement to the controller - only used in some games)
4. Wii Sports CD (this is a set of mini games including tennis, bowling, baseball etc)

I would recommend you also get 'Wii Play'. This gives you another set of 'mini games' but more importantly another wireless Controller. This costs only a few pounds more than a controller by itself so is well worth it. IIRC it's about £30.
 
#14
This thread is all about the consoles but has anyone thought about the games, there are hardly any decent ones around, ditto for the gamecube and the DS , nintendo has been going downhill for years, the last decent system was the N64.

The games on nintendo systems are mostly film licences and kiddy games, and of course about a million sh1te Mario games.

My advise is get a good PC for Emulation, and get a 360 for next gen gaming.

I'm waiting to see if the wii has any decent games coming out before I make the mistake of having another £200 lump of nintendo plastic with no games to play on it.
 
#15
Thanks again for the response everyone.

Now i'm armed with the information that you gave i can start shopping around for the best price on one.

:D
 
#16
mark1234 said:
This thread is all about the consoles but has anyone thought about the games, there are hardly any decent ones around, ditto for the gamecube and the DS , nintendo has been going downhill for years, the last decent system was the N64.

The games on nintendo systems are mostly film licences and kiddy games, and of course about a million sh1te Mario games.

My advise is get a good PC for Emulation, and get a 360 for next gen gaming.

I'm waiting to see if the wii has any decent games coming out before I make the mistake of having another £200 lump of nintendo plastic with no games to play on it.
Zelda for the Wii is an incredible adventure game.

Mario Strikers Charged is a hillarious and deep football arcade game.

Blazing Angels is good, but the sequal will be better and improves on the issues of the first.

Wii Sports is quality for having your mates round to beat the carp out of each other.

Yes a lot of the games may seem kiddie, but there are more coming out!
 
#17
SparkySteve said:
mark1234 said:
This thread is all about the consoles but has anyone thought about the games, there are hardly any decent ones around, ditto for the gamecube and the DS , nintendo has been going downhill for years, the last decent system was the N64.

The games on nintendo systems are mostly film licences and kiddy games, and of course about a million sh1te Mario games.

My advise is get a good PC for Emulation, and get a 360 for next gen gaming.

I'm waiting to see if the wii has any decent games coming out before I make the mistake of having another £200 lump of nintendo plastic with no games to play on it.
Zelda for the Wii is an incredible adventure game.

Mario Strikers Charged is a hillarious and deep football arcade game.

Blazing Angels is good, but the sequal will be better and improves on the issues of the first.

Wii Sports is quality for having your mates round to beat the carp out of each other.

Yes a lot of the games may seem kiddie, but there are more coming out!
Don't forget Red Steel, great game, gun- and swordfights. Excite truck is another one that's good for a laugh, and you don't look like a tit by turning the remote to go round a corner (like everyone does on all consoles) as that's how you actually steer it on the Wii.

Oh, and Metroid Prime 3 comes out soon. Fantastic series of games, I still play my Gamecube Metroid Prime.

Let's not forget that the Wii allows you to download old arcade games, and that you can play gamecube games on it as well.
 
#18
Oh nora's knickers, i dont know about the games as i dont know what sort he would want. I know he plays Warcraft is it? on his laptop a lot.
I thought the tennis one on the adverts looked like good fun.

Now i have the console sorted out, any recommendations on what are good games to buy?
 
#19
If he likes warcraft he will like open ended gameplay, get him a 360.

The 360 has oblivion, crackdown, fallout 3 (coming soon) , two worlds , GTA4 (also coming out soon) and many many others where you can just explore and let the hours pass by.

The wii will be mostly kiddy, gimmicky games, it wont have many open ended RPG type games, get him a 360 with oblivion and two worlds.

As for zelda being the killer game for the wii, it's quite good yes, but it's also out on gamecube, so I'll just get it on that rather than get a wii. My brothers got a wii and I was not impressed after the novelty of the wii remote wore off.


I never did like the previous metroid prime games, and the other games mentioned have got awful reviews on most review sites.
 
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