Buy your Wii now, as NIntendo is shutting production down


Nintendo's Wii console, its mainstay for the past seven years and what could arguably be considered the machine that introduced the world to the potential benefits of motion controlled gaming - even if it is only really good for dance games - may soon come to its official end, with Nintendo halting production of the little guy.

Sort-of announced on the Nintendo website, via a translated "Production will soon end," bit of text, this could mean official support for the Wii is finally coming to an end - despite the fact that games for it are still outselling a lot of Wii U titles.

The end of the production run will give Nintendo a chance to focus even more attention on its current ailing Wii U business and much more profitable 3DS. Of course the handheld was hardly a success story when it was first released, so Nintendo supporters have been pointing to the history of it as an example of how the Wii U may fare as its game library increases and its hardware gets cheaper.

The big challenge though, will come when Microsoft and Sony release their next-gen systems in November. If the Wii U sells a fair few units this Christmas, despite the increased competition, it will be hailed as a competitor. But if the holidays aren't kind to Nintendo's current flagship system, it will be seen as a dud, potentially set to go the way of the Dreamcast.

If you want a Wii with the best chance of surviving the next few years, now might be the time to buy a new one. I'd grab a second hand one if I were you. Those will be around for years.

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Buy a Wii Throw away Good Money

I sold my Wii 1 year after I bought it. Nintendo doesn't support their hardware fast enough with game titles and when and if they do the games usually suck. Save you money, buy a Next Gen Console or if you must get yourself a brand spanking new PS3 but whatever you do, don't blow your money on a piece of hardware that has technology in it dated back to 2000

nope, not worth it unless I

nope, not worth it unless I find a hardmoded gamecube compatible version for under 100$. how much do you expect to pay for a machine that only has 5 games even worth playing? I tried a few minutes of ikaruga & RE1 on Dolphin and felt releived that I still haven't caved into the pressure of their "exclusive" titles.

You really don't have to cave

You really don't have to cave into the pressure. Dolphin emulates the wii nicely if you have a decent PC, the wiimote is actually a bluetooth controller which can be easily connected to PCs, the only thing left is the so called "sensor" bar which isn't a sensor at all, it's just 2 infrared leds that sit a certain distance from each other (both ends of the bar). So basically if you put 2 candles over your monitor at a similar distance from each other as the ends of the sensor bar you have a fully emulated wii system.

for some reason, I'm not

for some reason, I'm not fully satisfied with any cd-based emulators (only the old gen/snes cartridge emulators seem to emulate perfectly IMO). but what I mean is: actually trying the game (even on flawed emulation) broke the hype for me. I realized that RE-remake isn't THAT big a deal. reading reviews on the net makes you think that zelda or goldeneye are life-changing experiences that you just-have-to-try at any cost, and you have impossibly high expectations & will be disappointed after buying an overpriced used N64 & controllers & old crt tv ... etc.

Tried the candle thing yeas

Tried the candle thing yeas ago; it kinda worked okay in a pickle but introduced a lot of flickering and interference - much easier (possibly even cheaper) to solder a couple of IR LED's to a battery or even a male USB A connector.

Shut Down Nintendo

Nintendo should shut down their hardware division. Nintendo hardware is no longer this industry. They are so far behind in terms of hardware and software development, Its about time Nintendo woke up, smelled the Coffee and called it a day. I'd like to see Nintendo start making software for the Ps3 and the Ps4 and ditch their entire hardware division. Now Git. Go git your PS3 NOW. Sell off all your *******toyish looking Nintendo consoles and get yourself a Professional dreamy looking Ps3. You wont be dissapointed.

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