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Wii Mini NIB Is It Worth Getting?


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So no red Wii for me.

I think the only good thing with the Mini Wii was i thought it was packed with a motion plus controller but that's not enough to justify really getting one. I would just get a good old white Wii 1st gen.

 

There is also a normal (not mini) Wii red in color that came with New Super Mario Bros Wii and Wii Sports as well as a motion plus controller, so you can still get a red Wii! :P 51rG3dReQmL.jpg

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I'd say pass on it, unless you're a completionist collector and want to have one of every Wii model. For me it just comes down to the lack of Homebrew Channel and GameCube support, both of which are big selling points of the original Wii. Being able to emulate nearly every game for every 8-bit and 16-bit system perfectly via the Homebrew Channel really opens up a lot of options and literally thousands more games that can be enjoyed on the Wii, and the GameCube has a pretty sizable library of quality games to play as well, so I think it's worth paying a little extra for an original model Wii that will have that functionality.

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If your interest is in playing retail Wii games on a CRT and you find composite as acceptable looking with other consoles connected to this set, then there's absolutely nothing wrong with this revision.

 

It's not a bad system and several of the reasons why it's inferior are fading. I suspect few use their Wii as a Netflix player these days, Nintendo has taken down their online multiplayer (Although some Activision, Ubisoft, and perhaps other 3rd party titles remain online enabled to this day), the YouTube app for it seems to stop every 30 seconds for buffering, etc.

 

All you're essentially losing are GameCube compatibility which is a flaw shared with the previous Wii revision that replaced the launch model, Virtual Console/WiiWare support, and component video output which is crucial if you want to enjoy Wii games on a HDTV. And if your CRT lacks component inputs, you already own a GameCube, and you don't care about downloading emulated classics or the shovelware that predominates in the WiiWare category, then this does it all.

 

And there's no chance of a Wii disc ever getting trapped inside in the event of a disc drive or system failure, which is perhaps the one thing that this has in its favor.

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All you're essentially losing are GameCube compatibility which is a flaw shared with the previous Wii revision that replaced the launch model, Virtual Console/WiiWare support, and component video output which is crucial if you want to enjoy Wii games on a HDTV. And if your CRT lacks component inputs, you already own a GameCube, and you don't care about downloading emulated classics or the shovelware that predominates in the WiiWare category, then this does it all.

 

Don't forget the lack of Homebrew Channel support. You can't play Doom on a Wii Mini, and any version of a system that can play Doom is inherently better than one that cannot. :lol:

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