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Topic: Should I get a Wii U?

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MorningRain

My Wii is not doing so great with a loud disc drive and it sometimes not getting power even though everything else plugged into the power strip is. So i'm thinking of just getting a Wii U to replace it is that a good idea?

MorningRain

NintendoByNature

Yea, if you can find one that isn't overly priced.

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MorningRain

@NintendoByNature what would you consider overpriced? Looking at some websites they range from 200-300 for a refurbished one and around 150-250 for a used one.

MorningRain

jump

Depends, are you just gonna use it play Wii games and do you have a Switch? If you have a Switch and just want to play Wii games it's probably cheaper just to get another Wii as most of the games on Wii U are on Switch now. If you have got a Switch besides a few games like Star Fox Guard or Xenoblade Chronicles X there's not much else to play. The Wii U did have a good virtual console with games like Earthbound Beginnings which might be worth considering.

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NintendoByNature

@MorningRain I'd say those ranges are kind of over priced. I got my refurbished wii u about 4 or so years ago for $100 on the nose before used ones sky rocketed.

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ThanosReXXX

@MorningRain Good that you mentioned it also being intended for Wii playback usage, because for it's own catalog alone, it would probably not be worth it, unless you'd be solely focusing on the games and experiences that are to this day still exclusive to the system or still offer a completely different experience, gameplay wise, but that is only a handful of titles, now that most of the titles have been re-released on the Switch. But it's a nice bonus regardless.

Long story short: the answer is yes. Because of the dual option, the Wii U is a perfect replacement for the Wii.

As a secondary option, you could also circumvent having to use the Wii's disc drive by softmodding it and installing all of your Wii games on an external hard drive. If you're even remotely interested in that option, let me know and I'll point you in the right direction. And in case you're hesitant to jump in: there's no particularly difficult steps involved, so anyone with some basic skills in installing and/or adding programs can do it.

As for those games that are either unique to the Wii U and/or offer different experiences on the Wii U:

  • LEGO City Undercover
  • Star Fox Zero
  • Star Fox Guard
  • Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition
  • Art Academy Atelier
  • Nintendo Land
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted U
  • Zombi U
  • Pikmin 3

And there's probably a couple of others that I still forgot, but as you can see, it's not a very long list.

EDIT:

Concerning prices for refurbished systems, keep an eye out for sites like eStarLand. They even offered a new black Wii U with Mario Kart 8 included for $199.95:
https://www.estarland.com/product-description/NintendoWiiU/Ni...
Sadly enough, it's currently unavailable, but it does show that in general, they maintain fair prices for consoles.

Another good site, especially for cheap games, is LukieGames:
https://www.lukiegames.com/

Edited on by ThanosReXXX

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MorningRain

@ThanosReXXX How would the soft modding work? I've looked into modding before but it really didn't interest me too much but if I can mod my console to play my disc games on the system I might look into it.

MorningRain

ThanosReXXX

@MorningRain By installing software to the Wii, via a non-HD SD card, like one of these:
https://www.amazon.com/Transcend-Flash-Memory-Card-TS2GSDC/dp...
To do the actual softmodding, go to this site and simply follow the tutorial:
https://wii.guide/
Just read through that once or twice before you buy the SD card, and if you think/feel you're up to it, then just give it a go.

Once you're set up, I can help you with elaborating upon the install, and fine-tuning programs.
It also opens the door to emulation of basically any and all systems and handhelds that came before the Wii. My softmodded Wii has become the ultimate retro-gaming emulation box, and besides all of my Wii games, I've also installed all of my GameCube games to it.

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Kezza64

If you are playing Wii games as well, definitely.

If not, just get a Switch.

I love the Wii U but the majority of its games are on the Switch now.

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Balta666

A Wii will cost you less than 50$/€ therefore I would go for that option unless you really want the Wii U exclusives

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gcunit

Everyone should have a Wii U. I have three and I would like more.

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ThanosReXXX

@gcunit Three? What the heck you need three Wii U's for? Spare parts?

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gcunit

@ThanosReXXX kinda. I have two of them set up in separate buildings, and the third was just cos I saw it going pretty cheap and thought one day I'll be glad to have the backup.

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ThanosReXXX

@gcunit Separate buildings? Aren't you the land lord. Show-off...

All kidding aside: wouldn't mind having an extra GamePad myself. That contraption is about as close as you'll get to a single point of failure, where consoles are concerned...

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