Wii's not as cheap as it may seem

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Wii's not as cheap as it may seem

Postby xiao » Sun Oct 08, 2006 3:21 pm

http://www.n-sider.com/newsview.php?typ ... oryid=2440

Say I want to pick up a Wii, extra wiimote + nunchuck, Red Steel, Exite Truck, and Call of Duty 3, that's going to cost me almost five hundred dollars.

Xbox 360 FTW.
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Re: Wii's not as cheap as it may seem

Postby EK » Sun Oct 08, 2006 5:50 pm

Xiao wrote:http://www.n-sider.com/newsview.php?type=story&storyid=2440

Say I want to pick up a Wii, extra wiimote + nunchuck, Red Steel, Exite Truck, and Call of Duty 3, that's going to cost me almost five hundred dollars.

Xbox 360 FTW.

Xbox 360 Premium System [400$] any two games supposing they are 50$ each which they are a little higher. [$100] [Total: 500$]
...and you dont get an extra controller...or a live subsciption.
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Postby Shadowpaw » Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:18 pm

Yeah, Xiao, your comparison doesn't make any sense. And the system you priced out would be $459.94 not $500.00

For an Xbox 360, extra controller and 3 games, it's going to cost you $629.99. That's $170.05 more expensive...

How is the Xbox 360 FTW? ;)
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Postby Raskolnikov » Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:55 pm

Maybe he's saying xbox 360 has higher quality per dollar... :-s
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Postby xiao » Sun Oct 08, 2006 10:24 pm

Jeeze, people, do I have to spell out every little comment I make for you? Not to be rude or anything, but lately, it's kinda....yikes.

Adrian, obviously I wasn't comparing anything, I was just saying with that much money you might as well buy an Xbox, what with the awesome graphics and games and such. Plus, the live "subsciption" is relative, as Wii doesn't have an online service anyways. It's just more bang for your buck.

And Shadowpaw, I said "almost 500 dollars". I didn't say "it will cost 500 dollars." 460 dollars is closer to 500 then 400. ........................ :-s

170 dollars more expensive, and much more well spent.

Nuff said.

I'm not saying the Wii is going to be bad or anything, but despite its seemingly cheap price, it's way overpriced and the launch titles kind of suck. Zelda? Yay. Exite Truck? Maybe yay. Everything else? Sucks.
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Postby STRYPER » Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:48 pm

1 Wii
4 Controlers so my siblings and I can play
1 Smash Bros (once it comes out)

~$440

With all my brothers chipping in, this is well worth the money just for the one game.
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Postby The Top Crusader » Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:28 am

STRYPER wrote:1 Wii
4 Controlers so my siblings and I can play
1 Smash Bros (once it comes out)

~$440

With all my brothers chipping in, this is well worth the money just for the one game.


Actually...

1 Wii
4 Gamecube controllers that you still have lying around
1 Super Smash Bros. Brawl

~$300
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Postby STRYPER » Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:50 am

The Top Crusader wrote:
STRYPER wrote:1 Wii
4 Controlers so my siblings and I can play
1 Smash Bros (once it comes out)

~$440

With all my brothers chipping in, this is well worth the money just for the one game.


Actually...

1 Wii
4 Gamecube controllers that you still have lying around
1 Super Smash Bros. Brawl

~$300


Yeah, we'll probably want to get all new controllers, but you're right, we could go REALLY cheap that way.
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Postby The Top Crusader » Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:02 am

Yeah, well, I'm cheap, so that's what *I'd* do. ;)

Although I don't have a GC anyway, so that wouldn't matter. :(
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Postby STRYPER » Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:09 am

See the beauty of this system is that it's not just me. If were me buying a Wii I probably wouldn't get one; it just too expensive for just one person. But with my brothers all pitching in it makes for a good family toy :D
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Postby EK » Sat Oct 14, 2006 3:48 am

Xiao wrote:Jeeze, people, do I have to spell out every little comment I make for you? Not to be rude or anything, but lately, it's kinda....yikes.

Adrian, obviously I wasn't comparing anything, I was just saying with that much money you might as well buy an Xbox, what with the awesome graphics and games and such. Plus, the live "subsciption" is relative, as Wii doesn't have an online service anyways. It's just more bang for your buck.

And Shadowpaw, I said "almost 500 dollars". I didn't say "it will cost 500 dollars." 460 dollars is closer to 500 then 400. ........................ :-s

170 dollars more expensive, and much more well spent.

Nuff said.

I'm not saying the Wii is going to be bad or anything, but despite its seemingly cheap price, it's way overpriced and the launch titles kind of suck. Zelda? Yay. Exite Truck? Maybe yay. Everything else? Sucks.

...have you played anything for the Wii yet? No. So dont judge its games. Foo. ;)
And Wii will have Online service...how do you think you can download all those old retro games...and play some of them online with friends? >_>
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Postby xiao » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:20 am

Adrian wrote:
Xiao wrote:Jeeze, people, do I have to spell out every little comment I make for you? Not to be rude or anything, but lately, it's kinda....yikes.

Adrian, obviously I wasn't comparing anything, I was just saying with that much money you might as well buy an Xbox, what with the awesome graphics and games and such. Plus, the live "subsciption" is relative, as Wii doesn't have an online service anyways. It's just more bang for your buck.

And Shadowpaw, I said "almost 500 dollars". I didn't say "it will cost 500 dollars." 460 dollars is closer to 500 then 400. ........................ :-s

170 dollars more expensive, and much more well spent.

Nuff said.

I'm not saying the Wii is going to be bad or anything, but despite its seemingly cheap price, it's way overpriced and the launch titles kind of suck. Zelda? Yay. Exite Truck? Maybe yay. Everything else? Sucks.

...have you played anything for the Wii yet? No. So dont judge its games. Foo. ;)
And Wii will have Online service...how do you think you can download all those old retro games...and play some of them online with friends? >_>


I have played the Wii.... it's called TGS. Even if I hadn't, who are you to tell me not to judge it's games? It's called opinion - without it message boards have no substance and they become useless. That's like saying you can't have an opinion, good or bad, about anything that you haven't experienced to the fullest yourself. With your logic, the Wii games could be terrible, so you shouldn't be such a fanboy, because you're not allowed to like anything that isn't out yet, right?

And yeah it has "online service" but that means old games that we've played millions of times before, and now we have to pay for them. I haven't seen a single Wii game mention online capability.
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Postby The Top Crusader » Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:57 pm

*adds Wii to wedding registry* :anxious:

But anyway, while I'm sure Wii will have online capabilities for new games, I'm all about the old school games--I have way more fun with them than I do with newer stuff, except for the awesomeness of current pro wrestling games.
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Postby Elrohir » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:08 pm

Bowser wrote:*adds Wii to wedding registry* :anxious:

When I get marrried, I'm gonna add a bunch on crazy stuff to the wedding registry just to see if people buy them...
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Postby EK » Thu Oct 19, 2006 2:01 pm

Golly Gee Whilikers! rly? Xiao flew to the Tokyo Game Show!? Golly Gee Whilikers! Golly Gee Whilikers! Golly Gee Whilikers! Golly Gee Whilikers! ...lie. >_> And no newspapaers dont get a free wii. >_>
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Postby The Top Crusader » Thu Oct 19, 2006 2:15 pm

I got a free Wii just for being born! \:D/
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Postby xiao » Thu Oct 19, 2006 3:46 pm

Adrian wrote:Golly Gee Whilikers! really? Xiao flew to the Tokyo Game Show!? Golly Gee Whilikers! Golly Gee Whilikers! Golly Gee Whilikers! Golly Gee Whilikers! ...lie. >_> And no newspapaers dont get a free wii. >_>

That part was a joke, you dim bigot.

I also love your completely failed attempt at humor and the choice to ignore all the rest of the valid points in my post except the sarcastic and unrelating opening sentance.

You sir, are a truely talented argumentalist.
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Postby Azariah Ben Yaakov » Sat Nov 25, 2006 6:56 pm

How much is the Wii?


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Postby uz » Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:00 pm

The EKster wrote:
Xiao wrote:Jeeze, people, do I have to spell out every little comment I make for you? Not to be rude or anything, but lately, it's kinda....yikes.

Adrian, obviously I wasn't comparing anything, I was just saying with that much money you might as well buy an Xbox, what with the awesome graphics and games and such. Plus, the live "subsciption" is relative, as Wii doesn't have an online service anyways. It's just more bang for your buck.

And Shadowpaw, I said "almost 500 dollars". I didn't say "it will cost 500 dollars." 460 dollars is closer to 500 then 400. ........................ :-s

170 dollars more expensive, and much more well spent.

Nuff said.

I'm not saying the Wii is going to be bad or anything, but despite its seemingly cheap price, it's way overpriced and the launch titles kind of suck. Zelda? Yay. Exite Truck? Maybe yay. Everything else? Sucks.

...have you played anything for the Wii yet? No. So dont judge its games. Foo. ;)
And Wii will have Online service...how do you think you can download all those old retro games...and play some of them online with friends? >_>


there's something called "hamachi" and emulators with multiplayer over internet capabilities.
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Postby STRYPER » Sat Nov 25, 2006 8:45 pm

livin4messiah wrote:How much is the Wii?


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$250...

It's the cheapest of the systems but accessories are not cheap. :(
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