Nintendo Wii Mini Bundle
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seems like if you want a no frills console, this is probably a good or deal.
from what I quickly read up on it in Amazon comments, no HD, no internet, not backwards compatible with gamecube.
Yes, this is an old system but I love my Wii! Whenever my friends bring their kids over I always bring out the Wii to keep them entertained. It is perfect for the younger kid that has not discovered all the COD or GTA games. Plus, I love to play it because I always break a set playing Wii Sports.
OH!! Mario Cart is super fun to play! I play it all the time.
Composite video only.
Can’t connect to Internet.
Great starter system for kids!
ummmm remember the kids now days comment…stick to an IPAD or my below ideas. This was a epic system 4 years ago (original version). 99 bucks gets you half a 3ds or a decent used wii. And if you are looking for family entertainment get this system used at you local game shop (a white version that plays gamecube). If you are a collector and don’t have a red version internet only (wii only) version not terrible price but not good either. Target has these in stock and they are around this price new (with out some of the stuff woot has) but new.
Still some what of a deal but read between the lines and do your research.
2 cents inserted.
Let’s set the record straight on a point Nintendo has effectively muddled with a lousy marketing effort.
The Wii is Nintendo’s previous generation not-HD console.
The Wii U is the current generation HD console. It also comes with a ‘gamepad’ that looks like a portable gaming unit, but it’s really a game controller used with the console.
Woot! is selling Nintendo’s previous generation console today.
Honestly, you’re probably better off buying a regular Wii used. This does not have internet access. Nintendo WFC is shut down anyway, so for the most part online multiplayer is not going to be available, but no internet access means you also don’t have any access to the nice selection of virtual console games in the Wii Shop Channel. No online also means no Netflix obviously. No Gamecube compatibility that some models of the Wii had. There is also the option of running Homebrew on the original Wii, but not on the mini version (since there is no SD card slot).
Typically old Wiis can be found for less than $50 on Craigslist or at a pawn shop. You can get one with several games for $90 at Gamestop. Honestly the only reason I can think of to buy this over a regular Wii is for collection purposes.
Not being able to play Mario Kart online with others is just blasphemy!
Don’t buy this! My niece got one for Christmas and it wouldn’t play any of the games she got with it. After some further research I found out that it will not play any game that has to be able to get to the internet. Not just the multiplayer games either. We tried a Disney princess game that was strictly single player and because it some features of the game required internet access it would not play it at all. We ended up getting a regular wii instead
TIL There was a wii mini
This kills it:
“The Wii mini console does not connect to the Internet and does not support online features in games. Compatible with Wii software and accessories. Internet connectivity features are not available. The Wii mini console is not compatible with Nintendo GameCube Game Discs or accessories.”
As long as you plan on NOT using ANY games that require internet or multi-players, rendering it quite restrictive.
Was going to give one of these as a gift for xmas then when it came in I realized there was no internet access and you couldn’t play gamecube games on it. I returned it and got a used wii for less. It seems obvious to me that they only released this to push people toward the wii U. In short, a used Wii is a much much MUCH better buy than this stripped out garbage. I can’t really think of any benefits to getting a wii mini over a used wii.
I’m glad I read this. No HD and not Gamecube compatible? I’m out. I wanted something I could play my old Gamecube games on that would hook to my TV.
No deal. You can get the Wii Mini with Mario kart BRAND NEW from Best Buy for the same price with free shipping.
Then there is the used side of things. Two years ago on Ebay I got a Wii (plays GC games) with Mario Galaxy, New Super Mario Brothers, Wipeout, and a MINT official Gamecube controller for $90 shipped. Picked up a component video cable for $5 on Ebay and it looks decent on an HD TV. You should be able to get a better deal now. Just watched watched one with 12 games sell for under $100 on ebay.