Preowned Wii console HMV Oxford Street (inc 6 month warranty) £22.50
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Preowned Wii console HMV Oxford Street (inc 6 month warranty) £22.50

£22.50HMV Deals
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Found 31st Dec 2014
Just picked up a pre-owned wii console for £22.50 from the old Oxford Street branch of HMV. They told me they had several more in stock. Originally these were £45 but as they're closing in a few days all pre owned Wiis are half price. I'm pretty sure they said all pre owned consoles will be half price but I can't be 100% sure. Up until yesterday they were advertising they had no pre owned consoles in stock. I just happened to pop in today and they've listed several pre owned consoles back in stock (or found in a cupboard as the cashier told me). If you happen to be going by there tomorrow it may be worth having a look at any consoles they still have left. I remember they had the DS, DSi and possibly a 360 in stock.

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why on earth is this cold? a cheap wii from a decent company. .

Game frequently preowned wii's for £19.99 instore. Sorry had to vote cold

Got a great clean one from cash generator for £14.99

nice price

Great console with some cracking games, if you can get over the non-HD image. Budget for a component cable though.

Heat for the price, not sure how thee warranty will work if they're going out of business though.

All pre-owned console are half price, have been this way for a few weeks now.

thanks op

6 month warranty?

HMV might not be around by then!

Bought the wii when it first came out for about 250-300. A waste. However this is a decent price for a console that is good for the kids so heat added!

grjns123

Heat for the price, not sure how thee warranty will work if they're going … Heat for the price, not sure how thee warranty will work if they're going out of business though.


It won't! You pays your money and take your chance (_;)

Dogeyes123

Bought the wii when it first came out for about 250-300. A waste. However … Bought the wii when it first came out for about 250-300. A waste. However this is a decent price for a console that is good for the kids so heat added!



The Wii had an RRP of £179.99 when it launched in the UK.

Original Poster

Regarding the warranty, they said although the old Oxford Street branch is closing, any other HMV store, including the new on a few meters up the road will honour the cover. Mine actually came with a component cable, nunchuck and silicone skins. It's a bit of a lottery but you may find an extra item or two thrown in.

gunark

Great console with some cracking games, if you can get over the non-HD … Great console with some cracking games, if you can get over the non-HD image. Budget for a component cable though.



'the non HD image' what a dumb comment, the 360 and ps4 weren't even half arsed HD and the new gen of their consoles still don't run HD games usually. The console with the most HD games is the Wii U so if someone wanted HD that's what they would get. Or PC master race.

Great price!

Wow I remember the day I paid 199 for this after going to every shop

RohanWC

'the non HD image' what a dumb comment, the 360 and ps4 weren't even … 'the non HD image' what a dumb comment, the 360 and ps4 weren't even half arsed HD and the new gen of their consoles still don't run HD games usually. The console with the most HD games is the Wii U so if someone wanted HD that's what they would get. Or PC master race.



How is that a dumb comment? The Wii runs at 480i/p so it's at most EDTV, i.e. not 720p / 1080p HDTV. PS3 and 360 output up to 1080p and while some of the games run just under 720p from the framebuffer, it still counts as high definition when compared to the Wii. PS4 is running 1080p for many games, and will the Xbox One eventually no doubt too.

Yeah yeah PC master race is all well and good but the bottom line is that a well specced PC that'll run high end games at 1080p or more for the next 6-7 years (the lifespan of a console) will cost you more than £349 now and need a change of CPU and GPU every 2-3 years to stay competitive.

If it were the same price or cheaper, could easily sit under the TV and require as little maintenance as a console I'd have one, but even the basic Steam machine is near on £500 and thats with an i3. Steam Big Picture is a great start too but there are still many games that don't use the standard 360 controller layout too.

It's like the old joke - "How can you tell if somebody has a PC and not a console? Don't worry, they'll tell you"
Edited by: "gunark" 2nd Jan 2014

gunark

How is that a dumb comment? The Wii runs at 480i/p so it's at most EDTV, … How is that a dumb comment? The Wii runs at 480i/p so it's at most EDTV, i.e. not 720p / 1080p HDTV. PS3 and 360 output up to 1080p and while some of the games run just under 720p from the framebuffer, it still counts as high definition when compared to the Wii. PS4 is running 1080p for many games, and will the Xbox One eventually no doubt too.Yeah yeah PC master race is all well and good but the bottom line is that a well specced PC that'll run high end games at 1080p or more for the next 6-7 years (the lifespan of a console) will cost you more than £349 now and need a change of CPU and GPU every 2-3 years to stay competitive. If it were the same price or cheaper, could easily sit under the TV and require as little maintenance as a console I'd have one, but even the basic Steam machine is near on £500 and thats with an i3. Steam Big Picture is a great start too but there are still many games that don't use the standard 360 controller layout too.It's like the old joke - "How can you tell if somebody has a PC and not a console? Don't worry, they'll tell you"



The 360 and PS3 NEVER have output to over 720p and most games ran below this such as halo 4 and CoD, they hardly hit the 720p bar and even then they still ran at 30 fps. I have a PC but I play on my Wii U and 3DS just as much, the only reason I don't play Xbox any more is that they have the worst build quality I have ever seen, on my fourth one, yet my SNES, Mega Drive and Spectrum all run fine from their first. I had an 11 inch notebook which played Skyrim at medium to high and cost me 500 pounds, which if you do a bit of math, that is less than an average laptop and Xbox together. It was an Alienware but it was still working a few months ago when I sold it and I had that for around 3 or 4 years and only sold it because I had a chance of upgrade, I didn't need to. PC players usually WANT to upgrade, not need to. Even a laptop with an i5 and inbuilt HD 4000 graphics can play Fallout, Skyrim and Counter Strike etc, so the idea of PC gaming being expensive is just still alive due to idiocy.

RohanWC

The 360 and PS3 NEVER have output to over 720p and most games ran below … The 360 and PS3 NEVER have output to over 720p and most games ran below this such as halo 4 and CoD, they hardly hit the 720p bar and even then they still ran at 30 fps.



forum.beyond3d.com/sho…t=3

Most games on the 360 run natively at 720, and that includes Halo 4. Rayman Legends and Origins run at full 1080 at 60fps.

Lots of driving games and FPS games run at 60. youtube.com/wat…FyQ

The wii is superb, especially if you're a naughty sort using it as a very cheap emulator for everything from the Megadrive to the Gamecube. Especially the Gamecube. I love the wii far more than the 360 because it's actually got lovely games that want you to have fun and not get frustrated as a 9 year old screeching american child calls you a pedo as they fire a rocket launcher in your face.
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