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41. Posted:

Get a Wii.

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Master_Ryno wrote:

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They have mainly shown an interest in Skylanders at this point,

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If you do just go with a Wii, i would have to say this is a very good suggestion.

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V8_Ninja wrote:

As the Wii U will have what appears to be a fully-integrated community and will force every console owner to connect their console to the internet from day one, you may decide that it would be best to avoid interaction over the internet and instead buy the Wii, as the Wii's online capabilities are very limited.

Where does it say it will force you to update? And if you don't connect it to the internet it can't update anyways.

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44. Posted:

It all depends on your budget. If you can afford a Wii U go for it, since it works with all Wii games and accessories. Along with the new Wii U library of games. But go for a Wii if you're on a tight budget.

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45. Posted:

wobee wrote:

+1 on hoping DreamingHawk wasn't serious. 'Course depending on his age, maybe it's an important insight into how children's minds work in regards to their parents? :p Or maybe not.

I'd say, if it is within your means and your kids have some interest in games already, get the WiiU. I just would hate to see you buy the Wii for them, then within a year they'll be saying the need a WiiU because some game is coming out for it, and not for Wii, and all the other kids have it, blah blah blah. That sort of thing. Few things can make a child feel lonelier than being the (perceived) only kid in the school not following a specific craze.

But that said, a Wii is still a wonderful console and great for gaming on a budget since it's at the end of it's cycle.

I was being completely honest from the bottom of my heart! If this thread was started last year, I would tell her to go for the wii, as back then you could enjoy both the GC and wii libraries. Now since the GC less model came out, I personally think it wouldn't be a good choice for her as it isn't a good value. The Wii U will offer both the Wii library AND the Wii U one, while the wii now would only offer one. I don't want her to go out and buy a ton of deluxe sets because of my comments, but if she has the money for a wii U, she can get more value out of it than the wii would.

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But that still wouldn't make her a bad parent.

If Britney Spears had gotten her kids the latest consoles back when she had custody, she'd still be a terrible parent.

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wobee wrote:

+1 on hoping DreamingHawk wasn't serious. 'Course depending on his age, maybe it's an important insight into how children's minds work in regards to their parents? :p Or maybe not.

I'd say, if it is within your means and your kids have some interest in games already, get the WiiU. I just would hate to see you buy the Wii for them, then within a year they'll be saying the need a WiiU because some game is coming out for it, and not for Wii, and all the other kids have it, blah blah blah. That sort of thing. Few things can make a child feel lonelier than being the (perceived) only kid in the school not following a specific craze.

But that said, a Wii is still a wonderful console and great for gaming on a budget since it's at the end of it's cycle.

I was being completely honest from the bottom of my heart! If this thread was started last year, I would tell her to go for the wii, as back then you could enjoy both the GC and wii libraries. Now since the GC less model came out, I personally think it wouldn't be a good choice for her as it isn't a good value. The Wii U will offer both the Wii library AND the Wii U one, while the wii now would only offer one. I don't want her to go out and buy a ton of deluxe sets because of my comments, but if she has the money for a wii U, she can get more value out of it than the wii would.

People need to understand that little kids =/= big gamers. They probably won't care if it's the latest system with the newest libraries. I think they'd be happy with a Wii, and I'm already seeing offers for less than $100 for a Wii vs. the $300-350 for the Wii U. The Wii already has plenty of titles that are appropriate for little kids and I personally think it will last them a while, and then later when the WIi U is much cheaper, then they could move on to it.

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Wii U makes the most since because all of the games for Wii also work on Wii U. I would also advise this because you can also buy and use the Wii remotes for the Wii U as well. Isn't Nintendo just awesome! :)

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I'm not saying she would be a BAD parent for buying her kids the wii. It's just money wise, you get a better value for the wii U.

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50. Posted:

@TheDreamingHawk: You said "If you are a good parent, get the wii U," thereby implying that if she'd be a bad parent she'd get them the Wii instead (or something else entirely). 'good' and 'bad' parenting have nothing to do with what kind of presents you choose to (or not to) purchase for your children for the holidays. perhaps there's a better word for what you meant by that?

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@TheDreamingHawk: You said "If you are a good parent, get the wii U," thereby implying that if she'd be a bad parent she'd get them the Wii instead (or something else entirely). 'good' and 'bad' parenting have nothing to do with what kind of presents you choose to (or not to) purchase for your children for the holidays. perhaps there's a better word for what you meant by that?

I still stand by my statement. I was going to put "If you are a smart parent", but I thought that may be a little rude. I'm just saying money wise it would be of better value, though if the newer wiis STILL had GC support, then I would recommend that instead.

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theblackdragon wrote:

@TheDreamingHawk: You said "If you are a good parent, get the wii U," thereby implying that if she'd be a bad parent she'd get them the Wii instead (or something else entirely). 'good' and 'bad' parenting have nothing to do with what kind of presents you choose to (or not to) purchase for your children for the holidays. perhaps there's a better word for what you meant by that?

I still stand by my statement. I was going to put "If you are a smart parent", but I thought that may be a little rude. I'm just saying money wise it would be of better value, though if the newer wiis STILL had GC support, then I would recommend that instead.

On what planet is calling someone a 'bad parent' over such a trivial decision not rude? What we're talking about in this thread has absolutely, positively nothing to do with 'good' or 'bad' parenting.

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53. Posted:

To be honest, I wouldn't let a small kid get close to the WiiU game pad and it's huge potentially dangerous screen.

The Wii Spyro Skylanders-thing bundle sounds like something any kid would love, I think that's the better option in this case.

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54. Posted:

theblackdragon wrote:

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@TheDreamingHawk: You said "If you are a good parent, get the wii U," thereby implying that if she'd be a bad parent she'd get them the Wii instead (or something else entirely). 'good' and 'bad' parenting have nothing to do with what kind of presents you choose to (or not to) purchase for your children for the holidays. perhaps there's a better word for what you meant by that?

I still stand by my statement. I was going to put "If you are a smart parent", but I thought that may be a little rude. I'm just saying money wise it would be of better value, though if the newer wiis STILL had GC support, then I would recommend that instead.

On what planet is calling someone a 'bad parent' over such a trivial decision not rude? What we're talking about in this thread has absolutely, positively nothing to do with 'good' or 'bad' parenting.

I never called her a bad parent. I meant the CHOICE would be bad and not smart, at least IMO.

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@TheDreamingHawk: Calling someone a 'good parent' is not the same as saying they've 'made a good choice'. Just sayin'.

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I'm not saying she would be a BAD parent for buying her kids the wii. It's just money wise, you get a better value for the wii U.

Also, you really think that it's worth the extra $200 just to play new games that are about $60 and the Wii games? You have a weird definition of "value"

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I'd say the Wii U is better value considering how everything is completely new at $300, whereas the Wii is basically dead at $90. It's like the SNES finally coming out in 1991, yet parents deciding to buy an NES. Or more recently, the people who think the 3DS is just "A DS with crappy 3D effects"

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rayword45 wrote:

I'd say the Wii U is better value considering how everything is completely new at $300, whereas the Wii is basically dead at $90. It's like the SNES finally coming out in 1991, yet parents deciding to buy an NES. Or more recently, the people who think the 3DS is just "A DS with crappy 3D effects"

Except there's still a large Wii library of games and it's $200 cheaper. It may be "dead" to you but not to small children. Plus the Wii is much easier to find

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Joshers744 wrote:

Master_Ryno wrote:

MBrown wrote:

They have mainly shown an interest in Skylanders at this point,

This Wii bundle:
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If you do just go with a Wii, i would have to say this is a very good suggestion.

Get that and New Super Mario Bros Wii and they'll be set.

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60. Posted:

I'd personally recommend just go ahead and getting the WiI U (if you can find one) since it's newer, and it's also backwards compatible with Wii games/accessories (like controllers etc.). Especially if you plan on getting one later on, it's a no brainer cause you'd end up shelling out more money in the end by buying two systems.

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