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NINTENDO Wii Game Console + Wii Sports + Wii Sports Resort + Wii Motion Plus Controller @ Amazon £97.49
NINTENDO Wii Game Console + Wii Sports + Wii Sports Resort + Wii Motion Plus Controller @ Amazon £97.49

NINTENDO Wii Game Console + Wii Sports + Wii Sports Resort + Wii Motion Plus Controller @ Amazon £97.49

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After the disappointment when GamePlay sold out of this bundle, I have been looking for the same kind of deal:

old style Wii which IS COMPATIBLE with GameCube games and controllers
newer Wii Motion Plus remote
finished in black

The only downside for me is that there isn't a black GameCube compatible Mario Kart bundle. The only black Mario Cart bundle available at this price is the new style Wii which isn't GameCube compatible.

with thanks to malachi, amleto and any others who posted this in some of the other threads!. i hadn't noticed (because i am unobservant) and found this myself with a google shopper search this morning!

EDIT: for those who are simply too busy to read the description, THIS BUNDLE IS GAMECUBE COMPATIBLE.

ALSO: 3-in-1 accessory pack - wheel, lightsabre, pistol - £3.48 delivered. hotukdeals.com/tag/dea…747

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Good deal this - grab it while you can as they are probably price matching with Sainsbury and will put the price up as soon as Sainbury stop their offer....

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yeah, ordered just a couple of mins before i posted, wanted to make sure i got one! with the decent expansys wii fit accessory pack here and also the wheel, lightsabre and pistol wii accessories pack here this makes a great Christmas pressie for the wife.

jonathanbowley

yeah, ordered just a couple of mins before i posted, wanted to make sure … yeah, ordered just a couple of mins before i posted, wanted to make sure i got one! with the decent expansys wii fit accessory pack here and also the wheel, lightsabre and pistol wii accessories pack here this makes a great Christmas pressie for the wife.


Thanks for those links bought those as well Added heat to your other deal.

Got the Wii balance board yet? Cheapest place I saw it last week was The Hut £63......
Edited by: "gari189" 1st Dec 2011

Can anyone see any better deals coming up or do you think this is as good as it will get?

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gari189

Got the Wii balance board yet? Cheapest place I saw it last week was The … Got the Wii balance board yet? Cheapest place I saw it last week was The Hut £63......



not yet, still keeping the eyes peeled... has it fallen below £60 before at all? next best atm is £64.99 at dixons. seems a bit pricey though. i'm cheap i guess!

jonny619447

Can anyone see any better deals coming up or do you think this is as good … Can anyone see any better deals coming up or do you think this is as good as it will get?


Tricky - its possible retailers will start discounting the older design but if you leave it longer you might not get it delivered before xmas.......

If you want the older design, I would buy this - its from Amazon and its the cheapest around at the moment.....

Ordered thanks!!

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picked up a couple of cheap classic controllers and an unbranded wii remote plus with nunchuck from dealextreme.

i know they're not official wii accessories, but i got a wireless ps3 dualshock sixaxis controller from there a couple of weeks back and it is identical to the official controller.

jonathanbowley

picked up a couple of cheap classic controllers and an unbranded wii … picked up a couple of cheap classic controllers and an unbranded wii remote plus with nunchuck from dealextreme.i know they're not official wii accessories, but i got a wireless ps3 dualshock sixaxis controller from there a couple of weeks back and it is identical to the official controller.


There are some cheap nunchucks on 7dayshop - 2 for £6 or something like that. But if you look at the reviews on Amazon of the unbranded remotes/nunchucks lots of them seem to fail within a couple of months......

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gari189

[quote=jonathanbowley] There are some cheap nunchucks on 7dayshop - 2 for … [quote=jonathanbowley] There are some cheap nunchucks on 7dayshop - 2 for £6 or something like that. But if you look at the reviews on Amazon of the unbranded remotes/nunchucks lots of them seem to fail within a couple of months......



yeah, i'm normally pretty cautious and i'm used to only buying official accessories, but when someone posted the ps3 dualshock sixaxis for just over £10 (here), and the official ps3 controller is £30+, i had to have a punt. turned out to be worth it thus far. performs identically, same weight, same finish.

time will tell if it lasts, but for now i've been sold on the "Designer's" unbranded stuff from dealextreme. i'll report back when it's delivered to see if quality matches up to official accessories.

IS IT BACKWARDS COMPATI|BLE WITH GAMECUBE GAMES?

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area88

IS IT BACKWARDS COMPATI|BLE WITH GAMECUBE GAMES?



try reading the description.

The description is confusing. Does the Mario Kart White Wii Bundle contain backwards compatibility with Gamecube games?

I'm going to guess and say yes BOTH consoles are backwards compatible with Gamecube games. From what I read only the New Smash Bros bundle has removed support. But please someone confirm this?

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area88

The description is confusing. Does the Mario Kart White Wii Bundle … The description is confusing. Does the Mario Kart White Wii Bundle contain backwards compatibility with Gamecube games?



the description is not confusing.

area88

I'm going to guess and say yes BOTH consoles are backwards compatible … I'm going to guess and say yes BOTH consoles are backwards compatible with Gamecube games. From what I read only the New Smash Bros bundle has removed support. But please someone confirm this?


This bundle with wii sports is compatible.

The other bundle with Mario Kart is the update design console which is NOT compatible with gamecube games or accessories. The nintendo website mentions this at the bottom of their description.

Thanks gari189, I appreciate the explanation.

All a bit confusing trying to find out which bundles are and aren't backwards compatible. Ideally I'd like a black version so how can I tell the mario kart bundle on amazon isn't backwards compatible?

Is there any difference in appearance?

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draiman66

All a bit confusing trying to find out which bundles are and aren't … All a bit confusing trying to find out which bundles are and aren't backwards compatible. Ideally I'd like a black version so how can I tell the mario kart bundle on amazon isn't backwards compatible?Is there any difference in appearance?



yes! this is the position i've been in for the past week. turns out that the old models are backwards compatible, and the new models are not.

you can tell the difference by the box. the old models stand upright and have a silver stand, and the new models are a different shape.

see the difference between this: Old GameCube compatible model

and this: New NOT GameCube compatible model

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draiman66

All a bit confusing trying to find out which bundles are and aren't … All a bit confusing trying to find out which bundles are and aren't backwards compatible. Ideally I'd like a black version so how can I tell the mario kart bundle on amazon isn't backwards compatible?Is there any difference in appearance?



afaik, the only black Mario Kart bundles available are the new NON-GameCube compatible models.

there are still some white Mario Kart bundles which ARE GameCube compatible.

lurking here...I have a question. I have no old gamecube games or accessories, so should I care whether gamecube compatible or not?

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stephenwelling

lurking here...I have a question. I have no old gamecube games or … lurking here...I have a question. I have no old gamecube games or accessories, so should I care whether gamecube compatible or not?



surely that's a decision only you can make...?

Good price with the included games.

Check out eBay for Gamecube games, some bargains to be had for decent childrens games.

stephenwelling

lurking here...I have a question. I have no old gamecube games or … lurking here...I have a question. I have no old gamecube games or accessories, so should I care whether gamecube compatible or not?


Unless you plan to buy gamecube games or accesseries or plan to mod the wii, then I'd just choose the pack you prefer based on its looks and the games/accessories bundled with it....

can this be used in germany and will german games work on it?

Hot stuff. This bundle also £99 at PCWorld and Currys (who have a collect at store option)

You can add FIFA 12 for an extra £20 too.

it is a bargain now.

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gari189

Got the Wii balance board yet? Cheapest place I saw it last week was … Got the Wii balance board yet? Cheapest place I saw it last week was The Hut £63......



cheapest black one at time i write is this at The Hut @ £67.95: hotukdeals.com/dea…597.

anyone seen anything cheaper?

Edited by: "jonathanbowley" 1st Dec 2011

jonathanbowley

cheapest black one at time i write is this at The Hut @ £67.95: … cheapest black one at time i write is this at The Hut @ £67.95: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/nintendo-wii-fit-plus-black-wii-balance-board-67-95-hut-1077597.anyone seen anything cheaper?


No but keep an eye out for a discount code from the Hut - there was one last week which took £5 off....

i heard wii can be modded by simply using a disc method,does anybody know or point directions?

Great so both bundles have been confirmed as having Backwards Compatibility so the choice is Wii Sports Resort or Mario Kart. Hmmm.

area88

Great so both bundles have been confirmed as having Backwards … Great so both bundles have been confirmed as having Backwards Compatibility so the choice is Wii Sports Resort or Mario Kart. Hmmm.


Only if you get the old style console. The new style console was launched November onwards....

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arrived this morning, talk about quick. they used myHermes courier service. had a brief play about before it all went back in the box. great stuff.

jonathanbowley

arrived this morning, talk about quick. they used myHermes courier … arrived this morning, talk about quick. they used myHermes courier service. had a brief play about before it all went back in the box. great stuff.

Which bundle did you select? Did you get the old version with backwards compatibility?

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area88

Which bundle did you select? Did you get the old version with backwards … Which bundle did you select? Did you get the old version with backwards compatibility?



yeah the wii sports and wii sports resort bundle, old version. looking forward to a bit of homebrew.

also bought some cheap dealextreme accessories, when they arrive i'll drop back in and give a verdict. ended up paying about £30 for a black wii remote plus and nunchuck, two black classic controllers and a two remote charging pack with two 2800mah batteries. i know people knock the cheaper accessories, but time will tell.
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