mother and daughter playing and having fun at home
December 2020

Why You Might Want to Consider Buying a Wii in 2020

by zachary livingston shults

mother and daughter playing and having fun at homeIn the current day, Nintendo is pushing the Nintendo Switch forwards to be the greatest console they have ever produced. Although this is true, it costs $300. This is no laughing matter; the original NES first retailed at $90, which is a third of the Switch price. The Wii launched for $250. Unlike the NES, the Wii’s price has only gone down, and currently, you can buy a Wii that runs perfectly fine with games already on it for $40. If you try to find an original NES it would be around $300.

Player categories
I feel the Wii is becoming a smarter choice for those who don’t want to spend the Switch’s asking price. Also, when you buy a Switch, it doesn’t come with games pre-installed. One fantastic feature of the Wii is how many four-player games there are. Older nostalgic users, kids who are new to the tech, anyone who wants to play, can. Nintendo Wii comes pre-installed with games when you first buy it, and by buying it used, you can find yourself getting a bundle of games for free.

Controllers are important
If you don’t like the Wii remote controllers, you can get a Wii pro controller similar to the SNES. There is also the Wii steering wheel for all of the amazing Mariokart games. The motion controls are extremely nostalgic, the remotes are memorable, and the games are classic.

Which games are the best
If you’re buying a Wii for your kids, I recommend that you buy New Super Mario Bros Wii, Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2, Wii Sports, Super Paper Mario, and Twilight Princess. If you buy the original first-gen vertical Wii, it will be backward compatible with GameCube games and, I believe, also GameCube controllers. There is an amazing selection of games to be played for all of the right audiences, there are the more action-packed competitive games like super smash brawl, or for the older or more gentle players, there are some amazing titles from Wii sports.
The Mii creator is one of the most memorable and nostalgic character creators that everyone who has had a Wii remembers fondly. The Wii is such a nostalgic console, with so many amazing titles; considering how cheap it and its games are right now, it’s a great pick.

Smart Purchasing Decision
I also would like to add that with the Switch coming up on its 3rd anniversary and a new console being released by Nintendo, fewer people will be buying the Wii, making it quite likely to gain value in the future years. So by purchasing a Wii now, you can get it dirt cheap, and if you aren’t happy with your product, you can sell it next year or in a few years or so, and sell it for twice the price.

My name is Zachary Livingston Shults, and I am a 5th grade student at San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School. I love playing guitar and skiing.

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