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Pre-Owned Nintendo Wii Console Bundle - $28 @ EB Games

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Another daily deal bargain here!

Enjoy folks and make sure you get in early!

Definitely recommend soft-modding these

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  • +5 votes

    Get a Wii U instead. The easiest console to hack and you can play pretty much all Wii, Gamecube and Wii U games on it.

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    I remember I bought 5 last time when it's $25

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      What did you do with them?

      • +3 votes

        i would guess it's the OZB SOP (read: sealed in box sitting in cupboard) ;)

      • +5 votes

        Beowulf cluster.

      • +1 vote

        I bought 2 at $25 to get the controllers last year. The second came with motion plus which worked out well, controllers back then was $23 for nunchuck+wiimote. Still same price today but would be better currently to just get the controller separately and keep the $5 for a Oz burger combo from maccas.

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        They make good media players but limited to SD only.

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    Any way to use HDMI with the old wii ? I have a GAEMS screen in case thing (case that fits console, and has small HD screen built in), that only has HDMI

  • +2 votes

    Could somebody give me the basics on how to mod it?

    • +7 votes

      Follow this guide with all your heart and soul -

      https://sites.google.com/site/completesg/hacking-guide

      You also need a SD card (a 512MB will suffice), a big USB stick (for storing games) and a decent internet connection (since games can exceed 1.5GB each).

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        Which exploit do you recommend? Seems like a good time to get my Wii back out of the dusty attic.

        • +1 vote

          Twilight Hack if that's still around

          I use the cfg USB Loader to load the games and all games are stored on a hard drive formatted to wbfs format. Use Wii Manager on the PC to copy your games to the disk. Wii backup manager also downloads and syncs all your covers that you copy across to the sd card.

          Works a treat.

          Use Pimp my wii to install all your WADS and ISO's.

          https://homebrewchannel.wordpress.com/pimp-my-wii/

    • +2 votes

      I haven't modded mine yet. But from my understanding, you just need a small capacity SD card .
      Then you install something from there, that makes a homebrew channel app (install custom software from non-official sources, using homebrew channel) .
      There is also some mod using specific games discs, though only worth considering if you have that certain game disc already.
      I think once you have homebrew channel installed, that homebrew channel just comes up like any other app, and you do every other mod through there.
      Im sure there are plenty of tutorials online if you google .
      Indestructibles seems to be a reputable site. Here is their tutorial.
      https://www.google.com.au/amp/www.instructables.com/id/Softm...

  • +2 votes

    Tomorrow as in 12am?

  • +1 vote

    Can't wait for Amazon to price match this.

  • +6 votes

    Cash Converters usually sell Wii bundles for $19, at least my local does.

  • +1 vote

    Not sure exactly how to tell the difference, but along with getting a console with GameCube controller ports, try and get a Wii remote that has the motion plus built in.

    • +3 votes
      • For Gamecube ports, the flap on the top should reveal them.
      • For the MotionPlus, look for the curved "MotionPlus Inside" text on the bottom of the remote, near the LEDs.
      • Also, a Black console is guaranteed to be a newer console as White was the only colour available for several years before Black joined the line-up (excl. limited editions).
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      Don't think MotionPlus controllers are good for homebrew from what I've read…

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        Correct.

        • +2 votes

          Best way is Modmii…
          Nothing compares soft moding wise…

          Always use usb port closest to the edge…

          And finally, RiiConnect your Wii!!

          Enjoy CTGP Revolution…

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    Reminds me when I bought a game cube for $150'ish and a modchip included and soldered it on for some fr33 games. :)

  • +2 votes

    Still have the pre-owned one from two years ago

    Opened it once, and never touched it again.

  • +1 vote

    would of been great if they did the WiiU deal :(

    thanks on the share!

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    I've been meaning to pick up wii controllers for dolphine. If the controller is genuine (which i doubt), this is one hella deal. This gives me more reason to buy the smash gamecube controller now.

  • -1 vote

    Wow that's a great price!!! I wonder if Wii will buy though ;)

  • +1 vote

    I can confirm this $6.55 converter works and allows the Wii to be connected to the TV via HDMI (I use it on my own Wii/Panasonic TV):

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Full-HD-HDMI-1080P-Converter-Ada...

    Combine with some lanyards for the remote for another $1.79:

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/5pcs-Wrist-Strap-Hand-Safe-Lanya...

    Lots of the games my kids play require the Wii Motion remotes. If possible get the remote with the motion functionality integrated, otherwise you have to add the clunk dongle.

  • -1 vote

    so you get a wii for $28 these days, i thought they were worth less

  • +3 votes

    Eb Games preowned Wii console

    If you buy online there is no guarantee you'll get an original backwards compatible GameCube console or the later Family Edition which removed the Gamecube compatibility. THe original remote or one with motion Plus. Also doesn't mention if it comes with the vertical stand. In that case it can only be used horizontally taking up more room.

    There are 5 games that require Motion plus controller. The main one being "The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword".

    Have tried the original controller with Wii MotionPlus dongle and found the addon made the controller uncomfortable to use.

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      Hoping for an instore pick up option, but not likely I suppose.

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      Also doesn't mention if it comes with the vertical stand. In that case it can only be used horizontally taking up more room.

      IIRC, the Wii has feet on the side and will happily stand up on its own (although it is a little tippy if bumped).

  • -1 vote

    no one has mentioned CEMU yet?

  • +11 votes

    Here is my quick little write up.

    The Wii is a fantastic console. Most versions of the Wii also double as a game cube (check for game cube controller ports)

    There are plenty of great first and third party games for both the Wii and Game Cube.

    The Wii featured an online Virtual Console Shop however as of March 2018 you can no longer purchase points for the shop (points were used to buy games) and as of January 2019 you will no longer be able to use any existing points to buy games. If EB haven't erased the consoles then you might find some games installed by the previous owner of the console.

    All Wiis (except the Wii Mini, which lacks and SD card slot) can be modified to extract games to a USB drive and play them back from said drive.

    A modified Wii can also run emulators for a variety of popular systems. There are several stand-alone emulators or you can use Retroarch which is an emulator front end with more cores (systems) available than the stand alone emulators. The hardest part is going to be getting all the hardware to make dumps of your original NES / SNES etc cartridges :-)

    The Wii motherboard itself can actually be trimmed to fit inside the shell of an original Game Boy if you need a DIY project.

    As others have mentioned, there are cheap Wii2HDMI converters available for purchase or grab some Wii component cables if your TV supports them. Most people say the Wii2HDMI has slightly washed-out colours and that component cables will look better (although it will depend on your TV). The Wii2HDMI is actually taking the component video source and converting it to HDMI, so you're not gaining a fully digital signal path (like say you would with GCHD on the Game Cube digital out port).

    I'm happy to try to answer any other questions people have about the Wii.

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      So if there were a list of things to check would it be:

      1. Check that it has gamecube ports under flap at the top
      2. Check that is has an sd card slot
      3. I am a bit confused about the motion plus controller, you need it to play some Wii games but theres issues with emulators? This makes me think i want the original

      Anything else?

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        You can skip step 2 as all Wii consoles with Game Cube ports also have an SD card slot.

        The home brew launcher and I think most (or all) of the emulators have been updated to work with Wii Motion Plus. I wouldn't worry about it, plus there are a few games that only work with Wii Motion Plus. Other people have said it will be luck of the draw as to what you get from EB anyway.

        It looks like EB have pre-owned Wii remotes for $19 (and without the Nunchuk). At that rate you're probably better off getting an additional console if you want a second controller!

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          Is it easy to see if it has GameCube ports? Or do I have to open the box?

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          @lonewolf: No idea how EB package up the console. Just ask to have a look at it or for them to check it for you. You can't really miss them, they're 4 round controller ports hidden under a flap on the side.

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          @Stoz: Are they only for people who have gamecube controllers and want to play gamecube games? I dont have a gamecube or controllers or any gamecube games, but i am interested in homebrew / hacking and playing wii games off a hdd. Do i still need the gamecube ports? are they part of a indicator on whether or not the wii can be hacked, i also heard the wiis that have gamecube ports also had SD card slot but the others dont?

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          @lonewolf: Broadly, there are 3 types of Wii:

          • Wii with Game Cube Ports and SD card slot
          • Wii with only SD card slot (Family edition)
          • Wii with neither (Wii Mini)

          As long as it has an SD card slot it is hackable.

        • +1 vote

          @Stoz: I picked mine up today, and apart from being dirty it was the one with the Gamecube ports. I asked him if he could let me look at some of the other units to see if there were cleaner ones but he said since they have all been allocated he couldn't swap them.

          Anyway I'll be testing it out and as long as it is working I'm fine with that.

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          @Jackson: Sounds awesome. Hope you have a lot of fun with it.

    • +2 votes

      The hardest part is going to be getting all the hardware to make dumps of your original NES / SNES etc cartridges :-)

      It seems that was too difficult even for Nintendo!
      https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-01-18-did-nintendo-d...

    • +2 votes

      Great information here. Thanks!

    • +2 votes

      Holy shit that Wiiboy is nothing short of amazing. I'd love one.

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    Question is are the controllers the original or the Wii Remote Plus variety?

  • -1 vote

    Man… My gtx 1080ti emulator should he able to pull out better graphics than this but it's just too cheap…

    Gonna pickup my wireless charger from jb this morning but still 50/50 bout this.

  • -2 votes

    SYDNEY: Does anyone want to go halves on these component cables?

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Video-Audio-Stereo-RCA-Component...

    2 x Component is $7.87

    Only need 1, happy to split the deal with someone if keen. In lower north shore region, work st leonards

    PS just need to confirm new tv has component

    • +4 votes

      Buying 2 is a per-piece saving of $0.97.

      Do you really value your time that poorly?

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        Put it this way if he or she spends time doing this for the deal it means less time looking at other bargains or food deals and thus a potential saving of $$$$$

        It's not about the $ per hour but $ per lifetime lol haha

        That and not everybody works 24/7 unless you are Scotty and scrimshaw lol haha

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        I couldn’t get it to show 1 piece in stock.
        More than happy to spend that if I can but I couldn’t find it available

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    online is still $48 ??

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    Got one! $36.70 with delivery.

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    Deal is live. FYI you can select in store pickup to save delivery cost and hopefully chose a better one.

  • +3 votes

    Stock levels, mainly available in metro areas : https://imgur.com/a/MvG5Lan

  • +1 vote

    Guys I am confused a bit with the different types people are talking about. I am mainly interested in the ones where it is easy to do home brew and play games from a usb drive etc? No idea about motion plus or gamecube stuff, so how do they fit into this? Is there anything i should look for when i go to pick it up?

    If I get 2, can i link them up to play with my partner or friend? Any advantage to having 2 besides having them set up in different rooms?

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      So if I want 2 controllers. How much is the second one generally? Second hand I mean. Also is it easy to sync up controllers if I have multiple Wii’s and want to use the same controllers on different Wii’s?

      • +1 vote

        I bought a wii to mod when the mini nes came out and they were too hard to buy so i wemt the wii path way.
        I followed website directions and got my self up and running that way. Also lots of youtube videos as well.
        I have never come across anything about multiple wiis. Its all multi player on the same wii from what ive seen.
        I take the controllers between different houses all the time and syncing them is no big issue.
        If you want accesories/controllers cheap i suggest gumtree. People sell bundles with the lot super cheap.
        Good luck

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    Ok gonna bail, tempted but know I won't use it cause of my pc, ps4 and switch. Havn't even touched my switch since xenoblade 2's release -_-

    Maybe something better will come out tomorrow etc with a possibility of a wii u

  • -1 vote

    Bought one but not sure if I'm gonna use it….. Will return next day I guess..

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    Is the Nintendo Online Store still accessible?
    I recall older titles and arcade games were downloadable there…

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