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What's the long term cost on a Wii?

submitted on December 20, 2009 by equipurple in "Products / Gadgets"
My wife and I have always shied away from gaming systems, but as the kids are getting a bit older, we are at least opening our minds. Wii seems to be less offensive to us due to its physical activity component. I know the base system will cost $200. Plus software. Plus accessories. Plus.....

Anyone willing to share what they have spent over the long term on a Wii system? Thanks.
     

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    steve_05
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    Posted by steve_05 on December 20, 2009
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    wii $250- + $40 WARRANTY (1 yr ago)
    Guitar Hero world tour kit $170- + $30 warranty
    S*** load of batteries $$$
    Extra remotes and nunchucks $$$
    4 remote charging station. $50-
    Wii fit $90 (waste of money)
    Around 30 games
    Extra wii guitars $20 each (on sale)
    Spend the evening Playing Guitar hero with my wife and kids... PRICELESS Smile
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    phunkeey
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    Posted by phunkeey on December 20, 2009
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    get a ps3 instead. It's a bluray player and now can stream movies from netflix. Motion control is coming soon.
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    mooncow728
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    Posted by mooncow728 on December 21, 2009
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    Well I bought the system for $200. I bought 3 copies of Wii Play that comes with a Wiimote on sale for $30 each (the wiimotes normally cost $40). I bought 3 more nunchuks used for $15 each. I have the classic controller with a nyko control grip that came from Game Stop for $17. I also bought Link's Crossbow Training which comes with the Wii Zapper for $25. And I bought a used Guitar Hero guitar for $20 (including shipping) online. I also found a charging system made by Nyko to recharge 2 Wiimotes at a time for $20 so I don't have to buy batteries all the time. Then there's the new Wii motion plus that came bundled with Wii Sports Resort. They have limited edition packages with 2 motion plus included that was $60. Then Wii Fit for $90 and Wii Fit Plus for $20 (I love it). So I've spent $587 getting my Wii all the accessories and a few games. I have quite a few other games though that are really fun. Keep in mind my husband and I are hardcore gamers and love having all the new stuff. If you would like opinions on some of the games feel free to ask. Depending on how many people you want to play at once really is going to depend on your costs. One thing I can say for sure is Nintendo always stands behind their products. If you have any trouble they will fix the problem and you will have your item back in about a week. So if you want a reliable product from a friendly company, Nintendo is for you.
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    • YanBz
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      Posted by YanBz on December 21, 2009
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      Is Wii Fit Plus an upgrade to Wii Fit or is it a different game? Can I skip Wii Fit and just Buy Wii Fit Plus?
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    • mooncow728
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      Posted by mooncow728 on December 22, 2009
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      Wii Fit Plus is an upgrade. It contains all of the original games from Wii Fit plus 15 additional games, and a few new modes.
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    • YanBz
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      Posted by YanBz on December 22, 2009
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      Can I just buy Wii Fit Plus if I never had Wii Fit? Or do I have to have Wii Fit in order to run Plus?
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    • WhattaDealBlog
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      Posted by WhattaDealBlog on December 23, 2009
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      http://www.amazon.com/Wii-Fit-.....B002BSA3EM

      Wii Fit Plus with board.

      You can purchase just Fit Plus if you already own the Wii Fit with board. If you don't have the board then this what you would want if you wanted the Plus, you can also purchase the standard and is that as well if you wanted.
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    mooncow728
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    Posted by mooncow728 on December 21, 2009
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    I should have added too that the Wii has a number of mini game collections that are a pretty good bang for their buck. So if you want to buy as few games as possible look into a few of those. A few I really like are Wii Sports Resort, Neighborhood Games, Game Party 2, and Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party(if you have the balance board from Wii Fit you can ski with your bottom). Mr Green
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    redsoxrokk
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    Posted by redsoxrokk on December 21, 2009
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    If you have younger kids, than a Wii would be for you. But for older kids like 12 and up, get an Xbox 360. There are alot more games for older kid on the 360 than the Wii.
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    steve_05
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    Posted by steve_05 on December 21, 2009
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    F.Y.I. I bought the World Tour kit in 01/2009 w/warranty. Returned it twice (broke). This past week or week ago I tried returning it and found out that "Worst" Buy doesn't carry it anymore. So, They refunded my money and whatever was left on my warranty plan. Sure enough I bought the Band
    Hero kit for the amount they gave me + $3.00
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    steve_05
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    Posted by steve_05 on December 22, 2009
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    I'm thinking of buying a PS3 for Xmas, does anyone know a good deal (in store)??

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