How to find a Wii

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It was very hard to find a Wii, but once the quest was over it was very much worth it. While it seems simple enough to get one, supply has been running low and demand has gone way up after a successful holiday season.

How did I get mine? I picked it up at GameStop. After several attempts at just going to the stores and not finding one even after I was told they were getting shipments, I decided to always call ahead. Funny thing is the that store that said they had one sold out on the 15 minutes it took me to drive there. Thankfully another store close by had one left and I made my purchase.

The wii is Amazon’s best selling video game console right now, and if I did not want the hassle that is where I would get it. If you do want to do some of the leg work you can use Yahoo find a wii site. Probably the best and cheapest way is to just call around your local retailers and wait for their next shipment.

When you pick up the console be sure to get some Wii points so you can enjoy some Virtual Console games. You only need those if you do not want to enter your CC information into the Wii. Must haves for everyone should be Super Mario Brothers 3 and Super Mario 64. Also pick up Wii Play which comes bundle with an extra controller. And do not forget the Nunchuk for both controllers, they are a must have for most games.

Do not, and I repeat, Do not get the classic controller. I bought two of them and have not used them once. Most virtual console games will accept GameCube controllers and if you do not have a GameCube you can always go back and experience the great catalog of games for that system on the Wii. Yes it is backwards compatible. The best choice for a controller is a wavebird for the GameCube, the first truly great wireless controller.

One that that I have not picked up but want to is the Nyko Wii Charge Station so you don’t have to recharge or buy batteries for your controllers. Batteries do last a long time. The cook thing about the Nyko system is that it replaces the OEM cover with one that is rubberized and makes it easier to grip the controller. Right now we are using rubber gloves for that purpose, those even come glow in the dark which is kind of cool.

The must have games for the Wii for me are the following.

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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Not a game for just fans of the series, as a launch title this game shows us how the Wii is capable not just of beautiful graphics but extraordinary innovative game play. It is not a short game and the story is full of exiting twists and turns.

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Rayman Raving Rabbids

The second title of this new series will be out soon, but I still think this is the best party game I have ever played. The music stages and the memory one alone make this game a must have.

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Mario Strikers Charged

Second game to have online play is sure to make some of the critics shut up about the wii online experience.

So stop waiting to pick one up and join the world on experiencing the greatest console ever.

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*** Thing that makes me happy ***

My Wii.

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11 Responses to How to find a Wii

  1. I still don’t get why many people just don’t order the Wii online. They prefer to wait for months before finding it at a retailer, instead of just a few days to get it in the mail. Weird…

    Anyway, I’m happy you bought that thing. It’s so much fun! Now, if the Animal Crossing people do something about the new version of the game, I’ll be satisfied.

  2. Oh oh… And yes, Raving Rabbids is a MUST HAVE. Aaaahhh!!! ;-)

  3. I feel so left out! WHY WASN’T BAILEY’S BIRTHDAY IN AUGUST INSTEAD OF NOVEMBER?!

  4. Daniel, why are you using your daughter as an excuse to get a Wii? LOL! Patience, little grasshopper. Give us your Wii code as soon as you have one, so we can exchange some Mii’s. He he he!

  5. This is why:

    If I had said, “Hey, Keli, I really want to get a Wii and spend $200+ on a video game system, plus extras” she would have looked at me like I just grew an extra arm.

    However, when she said “What do you think about getting Bailey a Wii for her birthday?”, naturally, I said “HELL YEAH!!!”

    Now, if only I could convince Keli and Mason wants me to buy him a new computer to play World of Warcraft on….

  6. That should read “…Keli that Mason…” not “…Keli and Mason…”

  7. I was buying more ram for my computer on thursday and it did not work. I went back on friday to get something smaller for my old ass lap top and there was 2 left in best buy. so bam.. I got one now. As I have been looking .. hunting but not that hard core since they came out but now I got one too!. Drop me a line brother

  8. I’m playing Twilight Princess right now and it’s great. I love being able to swing the remote and not have to push as many buttons.

  9. Bill Ishman

    In search of wii
    My search started in mid-october when my 10 year old son asked for a wii for Christmas. I knew from the start that I had to find him one because of the connection with my name. You see, my name is William Isaac Ishman with my initials being WII and my sons name being William Isaac Ishman the 2nd, WII 2. As a matter of fact my wife refers to us as wii 1 and wii 2. Every weekend in October and November my time was spent searching all stores in the city I live in, including walmart,toys r us, best buy,circuit city,comp USA and many others with no results. I spent hours standing in lines and even witnessed a fight in best buy, when two elderly men reached for the last wii. When December arrived I was about to tell my son that their would probably be no wii for Christmas this year, but first I wanted to give the online stores a try. I check all of the big box stores, always with the same results”out of stock”. I ended up checking a couple of the wii tracker sites, and their it was at amazon.com “in stock”. Amazon was selling the wii for $250.00 that morning. I immediately went to their site and purchased one.It was worth every penny just to see the look on my sons (wii 2) face Christmas morning. The wii trackers had really done the job for me.

    http://www.instockonline.org
    http://www.wiitracker.com

  10. Another really good tracker that I used to find a Wii online is:

    http://www.Wii-Locator.com

    Hope this helps you get one — good luck!

  11. where do i get a wii or how do i get it free??? or how do i sing up and get it in mail for under 15 dollars??.

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