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Old 08-18-2011, 02:42 PM   #1
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Wii "Jr." to lose Backwards Compatibility?

Source: http://www.joystiq.com/2011/08/17/ne...-compatibility

Nintendo has recently announced a new model of the Nintendo Wii intended for release in the UK this holiday season. Apparently it's smaller and sleeker than its predecessor, but lacks the ability to use Gamecube software and related accessories. Nintendo themselves have said that there are no plans yet for a US release, but still it's quite a loss if you enjoyed playing GCN games.

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Old 08-18-2011, 02:45 PM   #2
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Sadness. But I can get a GameCube for around $30 so it's not that big of a deal.
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because the wii was so big?
or expensive?
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I'm not very fond of this switch, especially seeing how the 'Cube is my favorite console. It's the PSPGo all over again
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I doubt most Wii users even cared about the GC BC, and the ones that did already have a Wii. I don't see the point in it other than to get new people to buy it, which seems redundant at this stage in its life.

So...meh.
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I doubt most Wii users even cared about the GC BC, and the ones that did already have a Wii. I don't see the point in it other than to get new people to buy it, which seems redundant at this stage in its life.

So...meh.
This. I...really don't see the point in releasing this new model.
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This is going to cause even more confusion when the Wii U is out. Notice the new console layout. It sits horizontal rather than vertical.

The Wii U also sits horizontal as opposed to vertical.

Smart move on Nintendo's part? In Europe, I don't know.

It's not coming over here, though; NOA doesn't have any plans to do so. I would consider this a good thing, considering that, if you're going to pay the same price for both versions, which would you rather have: the one with more features, or the one with less features?
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Well, if someone already owns a Gamecube and is only interested in a handful of Wii titles, I could see them buying it if it has a reduced price.

I have a friend whom I talked into buying a Gamecube since they're only $30 and have a lot of good games, so he did. But he bought it at Gamestop, and it didn't work, and he exchanged 3 times. He finally said screw it, and just uses a half operating Gamecube now. He has expressed to me that he wants to buy a Wii just to play his Gamecube games on it, so even if this came out in America, it wouldn't effect some people.
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I'm actually annoyed that this is only just being released. I've already bought 3 wii's due to re-releases, and I have a GCN, so I would've preferred to just buy this straight off. Guess I'll get it anyway since it looks pretty cool. More money to waste.
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This isn't exactly new on Nintendo's part though. They relased the top loading NES a few years after the NSES was out over here.
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