Does the Wii console ever sell without Sports bundled?

26 replies
Found 22nd Apr 2009
Just got home from buying a pre-owned Wii from Game, which came with Mario and Sonic plus some Beach game for £149.99. How annoyed am I to find no Wii Sports! Is this right? Surely EVERY console EVER sold has Wii Sports with it?

Anybody know?

26 Comments

I would phone and complain. Whats the worst that can happen?

Original Poster

I'm taking the whole lot back, along with the component cable and Wii Fit if they don't hand one over! It's the main reason I got it!

My sis bought a pre-owned wii from cex and that didn't come with wii sports

Dr pepper comes to mind oops,

be nice when ya call if ya call get more when ya nice, sound downhearted about the company etc lol

If buying used, it's up to them, but they usually include it.

Original Poster

Of course, all of the credit I bought it with comes from ripping them off with DS games

Original Poster

thesaint;5004830

If buying used, it's up to them, but they usually include it.



It seems odd - what will they do with the spare copy!?

Soft mod your Wii with Softmii ([url]www.softmii.org[/url])
install USB loader, get yourself a USB storage device, borrow wii sports and install it

Banned

Taken from the GAME website


Please note that the mint version of the Wii Console comes packaged with Wii Sports. This may not be the case for the preowned console.

Original Poster

Jetpac;5004858

Soft mod your Wii with Softmii ([url]www.softmii.org[/url])install USB … Soft mod your Wii with Softmii ([url]www.softmii.org[/url])install USB loader, get yourself a USB storage device, borrow wii sports and install it



Can you download games for this? If so, THANK YOU!

greenfeld;5004840

It seems odd - what will they do with the spare copy!?



Maybe they never got it when it was traded in?

greenfeld;5004883

Can you download games for this? If so, THANK YOU!



Yes if you soft mod it.
if you have USB loader installed, with a USB hard drive, you can rent games, install them to the USB drive, and play them. then take/send the game back.

Not that i would condone this kind of behaviour at all. :whistling:

Original Poster

So you don't even need to borrow/rent with the internet surely?

you get a copy with a new controller bundle I think.

As it was pre owned it was more your mistake not to ask if it was included with the bundle, I will be very suprised if they give you a refund as it is kinda your fault.

greenfeld;5004920

So you don't even need to borrow/rent with the internet surely?



it makes it alot easier. Just use a 3 month love film subscription, select games and 3 discs at a time and you are laughing, you would get every game you could want and all for free :P

Original Poster

Thanks, Jetpac. Any more advice you can offer on what I might need to do it?

jiggerjay;5005198

As it was pre owned it was more your mistake not to ask if it was … As it was pre owned it was more your mistake not to ask if it was included with the bundle, I will be very suprised if they give you a refund as it is kinda your fault.



I don't see how - it is a STANDARD item with a Wii console.

its actually really easy and takes about 1-2 hours tops.

Things you need:

Zelda: The Twilight Princess (the game)
a Normal SD card (Not HCSD 512mb is fine)
Internet Connection (Wifi or ethernet)
Compatible USB Hard drive (ideally 3.5" with its own power supply, Some drives dont work with USB loader, its not an exact science yet :/)

First off you need to do the Twilight hack to install the Homebrew Channel. (]Wiibrew)

Then i would follow through with the softmii package ([URL="www.softmii.org"]www.softmii.org[/URL])
Download and Guide on the site.

Finally you need USB loader 1.5 (which i cant find a link to at the moment as im at work and its all blocked!)

but PM me and if you need any help and i'll do my best

Jetpac;5007020

its actually really easy and takes about 1-2 hours tops.Things you … its actually really easy and takes about 1-2 hours tops.Things you need:Zelda: The Twilight Princess (the game)a Normal SD card (Not HCSD 512mb is fine)Internet Connection (Wifi or ethernet)The Files required.Ive got to go and teach now but i will be back at break time with more info :P



You don't need an internet connection to soft mod a Wii.

thesaint;5007058

You don't need an internet connection to soft mod a Wii.



You dont need it, but it helps

Jetpac;5007076

You dont need it, but it helps



How so?

"Does the Wii console ever sell without Sports bundled?"

Yes, earlier models.

thesaint;5007094

How so?



Theres a few Wads that can be tricky to find/know if you have the right one if you are new to softmod. Most places use Waninikokos installers, which have a network install option which takes the hastle out of having to find wads and install via wadmanager :P especially if you want to upgrade to 4.0.

Original Poster

Game have kindly offered to give me Wii Sports
Jetpac - I'll try tonight and get back to you! Many thanks.

greenfeld;5007298

Game have kindly offered to give me Wii Sports :)Jetpac - I'll try … Game have kindly offered to give me Wii Sports :)Jetpac - I'll try tonight and get back to you! Many thanks.



Result :P

Adam2050;5007138

"Does the Wii console ever sell without Sports bundled?"Yes, earlier … "Does the Wii console ever sell without Sports bundled?"Yes, earlier models.



I'll have to stop you right there Ad's
Not in this country they didnt, Wii ports is a pack in game everywhere except Japan (god knows why), the only time you will see a Wii console sold without it is at CEX, as they buy the console and the game in at seperate prices, thus meaning they sell them seperate also.

Mike..

New then the wii came with sports. pre-owned? well thats something you should have clarified when you made the purchase. i would have.
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