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Topic: Switch vs Wii Games for kids

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IraqvetUSMC

I was given a Wii a few months ago and have not used it at all as I mainly play my PS4. My wife had been wanting the Switch for awhile and bought it over the weekend with MK8. My question is, is it worth buying Wii games for the kids due to the motion controllers and all that or should I just invest in switch games? I’m thinking if the motion controls were that good, Nintendo would have incorporated them into the switch.
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ThanosReXXX

@IraqvetUSMC For now, I would just focus on buying games for the Switch. Obviously, there's a lot of games available on the Wii that you will not be able to get on the Switch, but you could always get these for cheap in a game shop, new or used. And you could always consider soft-modding the Wii.

Regardless of the fact that the Switch has far better looking games, the Wii most certainly does have quite a few worthwhile titles, so I would still hold on to that console as well. That way, you'd have some more variety, also in the more sparse release periods on the Switch, so you and the kids would always have something to play, on either of the two.

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Salmonite17

The Switch has motion controls for games like MK, so I would invest in that personally. And the Switch has a growing library that has a lot of potential, and a lot of current games that are great for a family or a single person.

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IraqvetUSMC

Thanks everyone I wasn’t sure if it had motion controls but I was never personally a fan of having to throw my arms around 10 years ago when I last played a Wii for the Wii sports lol. I’m thinking of actually trading my Wii for a 64 for nostalgic purposes 😬.

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ThanosReXXX

@IraqvetUSMC There's actually tons of games on the Wii, that don't use motion controls at all, but if all you played is Wii Sports, then I can understand that this is the impression that this console made on you.

As an added bonus, if you have an original, white Wii with GameCube ports, you could also play those games on there. Talk about nostalgic purposes...

But of course, in the end it's up to you, so you should always do what you feel is best in your situation.

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gcunit

Stop being such a ***** - buy for both of them.

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IraqvetUSMC

I know I can use GC controllers on the Wii but I’m also one that likes to play retro games on an original console. I like my original NES and Sega 16 bit, both work great haha. But to me the Wii isn’t retro yet, kind of like why play a PS3 if you have a PS4. @ThanosReXXX

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ThanosReXXX

@IraqvetUSMC Fair enough. Although PS3 to PS4 is only 1 generation difference, whereas the Wii is of course a generational gap of two consoles. And GameCube games look SO much better on the Wii...
(if used in combination with a good quality component cable)

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IraqvetUSMC

Your right on that one but I never played a game cube. I’m more into gaming now than when I was a kid. Something to do at night after the kids go to bed. However I did go from an Xbox 360 to my Ps4 pro on a 4K tv last year and was in total awe, it’s like a playing a movie. But I’m getting the Nintendo pro controller tonight because playing 2 player with those little joy cons is rather painful lol. @ThanosReXXX

IraqvetUSMC

ThanosReXXX

@IraqvetUSMC Aha, I see. Well, the only reason I actually mentioned the GameCube, is because you mentioned the N64. And there's literally hundreds of good games on the GameCube. But speaking for myself, I'm a total retro gamer, and I've never sold or traded in any of my consoles, so I always keep all of them, and in that respect, I'm a bit less fond of getting rid of them, for whatever reason.

P.S.

If you think the PS4 Pro is impressive, then you should see what the Xbox One X is capable of. That's the only console currently available with true 4K gameplay. Sony uses a different technique. Almost just as impressive, especially coming from the last generation of consoles, but the X is truly the best money can buy right now in regards to most powerful console.

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And going from a normal HD TV to a 4K TV also helps, obviously. Even your old Xbox 360 would look better on a newer TV screen, provided the TV itself has some decent upscaling capabilities, which most models do, nowadays.

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