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Topic: Should I trade my Wii for a GameCube?

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Electricmastro

1. Posted:

I know that sounds stupid right off the bat, but since the Wii U offers the same things the Wii had, but obviously with more features (unless i'm wrong). The only real difference I see is losing the support for GameCube games, which I have about a dozen of. So if you're getting a Wii U, is it a good idea to trade in the original Wii for a GameCube?

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GameLord08

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Well, I don't see any further ramifications to it.

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Odnetnin

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Unless you'd rather trade in your Wii for credit towards a Wii U, then sure, why not?

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moomoo

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Based on your situation, I don't see why not. I can't think of any special advantages your Wii could bring to the table, while the Gamecube can play your GBA games (with the right stuff, of course). You can also do the GBA connector stuff, although you'll probably never use that.

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LittleKing

5. Posted:

The Wii can already play GameCube games. Is it a new model that can't, or what? Are there any benefits to playing GC games on the GameCube rather than the Wii?

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CM30

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To be honest, no. There's no real reason to change from one console to the other, since they both support many of the same controllers, and the Wii is just the technically better console.

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MetalKingShield

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I decided not to sell my GameCube at the time, as it was (and still is) my favourite console. So yeah, personally I'd rather have a GameCube + Wii U than Wii + Wii U. Assuming you've got a Wii that can play GC games, bear in mind that the one advantage the PAL Wii has over the PAL GameCube is that it can connect via Component.

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Electricmastro

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Metabble_King wrote:

The Wii can already play GameCube games. Is it a new model that can't, or what? Are there any benefits to playing GC games on the GameCube rather than the Wii?

I have a the Red North American 2010 version of the Wii. I just wanted to see if there were any advantages at all to keep a Wii even if you have a Wii U.

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Nitendnut

9. Posted:

I dont see a Gamecube when we have two wiis that play gamecube games.

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TysonOfTime

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Nitendnut wrote:

I dont see a Gamecube when we have two wiis that play gamecube games.

What's the second? Or are you talking about yourself personally?

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Electricmastro wrote:

Metabble_King wrote:

The Wii can already play GameCube games. Is it a new model that can't, or what? Are there any benefits to playing GC games on the GameCube rather than the Wii?

I have a the Red North American 2010 version of the Wii. I just wanted to see if there were any advantages at all to keep a Wii even if you have a Wii U.

if your wii can play gamecube games keep it

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ocarinaoftime

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Gamecube can play gameboy gameboy color and gba games with the game boy player...gamecube still cool for that...

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KAHN

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i already have a gamecube (platinum color), and i love it. and since the wii U is backwards compatible with the Wii, i see no need to buy both a wii and a wii U. as soon as i can, i'm getting a wii U. once done, i wont need a wii. you should trade your wii for a gamecube unless you dont get a wii U.

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GamecubeMan

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Doesnt the Wii have backwards compatibility with the GCN...
And if for some reason your Wii doesnt, this thread is a trick question.

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Bulbousaur

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If you are getting a Wii U, and can find a GameCube which is cheaper for what you will sell your Wii for (which is more than likely), and don't mind loosing GC controller support for Brawl and other games (I would personally never, EVER use another control scheme apart for GC for Brawl), sure why not?

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TrueWiiMaster

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There are two big reasons to keep the Wii out alongside the Wii U:
1. Gamecube controller support in Wii games. I didn't use it much, but I know a lot of people prefer playing Brawl with the Gamecube remote.
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2. Component cords. The Gamecube has them, but if you don't have them yourself they're expensive. Like $100 expensive. The Wii's component cords can be bought from Nintendo for $25, or from 3rd parties for cheaper. Also, not all Gamecubes support the cables in the first place, because Nintendo removed support in later models due to low interest.

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vio

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Good point you bring about component cords. I just don't see any reason to trade a Wii for a Gamecube. Wii is the superior console. It's a downgrade. Not an even trade at all.

Also, in general, because Gamecube's are obviously older, a Gamecube is more likely to develop hardware failures before a Wii.

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Happy_Mask

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I disagree, I've gone through two wiis, and I've invested more time in my cube, which still acts like new. :P

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Tasuki

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The only reasons to keep your Wii if it has the Gamecube parts would be for the reason is that some Wii games like Mario Kart Wii and GoldenEye has an option that you can use the Gamecube controller instead of the Nunchuk/Wiimote or CCP. Some people prefer the GC controller on some of those games so if you are one of those people than you should keep your Wii. If that doesnt matter to you than its up to you really but I dont see the point in keeping your Wii.

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AVahne

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If you intend to hunt down a broadband adapter to play on the PSO private servers or to play GBA games on the big screen, why not?
Heck I think I'm going to buy a $30 Gamecube at Gamestop later since I have a Wii U now and TRY to hunt down both a broadband adapter and a Gameboy Player. Time to have a "complete" Gamecube.

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