Nintendo has cut backwards compatibility from the just-announced Wii redesign. The new-look Wii redesign will no longer support GameCube games or hardware, the company has confirmed.
Wii Slim? The Wii is already pretty small IMO. Anything smaller and it may as well be a handheld. Not too happy about the Wii losing backwards compatibility, but at least I already have my Wii which plays Gamecube games.
How do they take the backwards compatibility out of it. I thought it was essentially a gamecube in a rectangle.
bad move, Nintendo, bad move... One of the reasons I bought a Wii was GC BC
But most people who have Gamecube games to play already have a Wii anyway...plus it will reduce costs for the system, so Nintendo may be able to cut the Wii price if they wanted to. Also, I'm guessing this is also to do with the fact that the Wii U will be able to download Gamecube games.
I really wish companies would stop worrying about BC in machines. They should design the system as cheap as possible with the latest new hardware. I dont spend a few hundred quid to play old games. I think Sony should be doing what they are doing now from the start of PS4. No BC with HD remastered of the best games
Backwards compatibility is important in the first 2 or 3 years of a consoles life as there is usually a limited selection of games. But once the release train gets going at full speed there is no longer a need for backwards compatibility.
I generally find most of my mates that bang on about BC when consoles come out never use it. Funny thing is most of them usually sell the whole previous console and games to buy the new one. Why want something you will never use since you sold all your old games.
"I think Sony should be doing what they are doing now from the start of PS4. No BC with HD remastered of the best games " HELL NO! Why should i have to pay twice for something i already own? If anything, i will sell/trade in my console to buy the new one but keep the games...
The way I see it anyone that cares for BC should have a Wii by now. Anyone else still buying a Wii are casuals who most likely didn't own a GC in the first place. Not defendin Ninty or anything, but it's true. But I'm sure there will still be a few hardcore gamers out there that will just now be buying their Wii's and would want BC.
agree no BC shouldn't' be a problem as a lot of people already own a Wii (especially if they care about BC) but the main question really is who is still buying a Wii. They are really reliable and very robust for a home consoler. The new casual thing seems to be the Kinect anyway. I can see why they have done it but will it really sell (only if it is dirt cheap then it should sell) especially with the next one coming out soon.
Did you completely miss the part where they are also removing GC hardware from the Wii? How the hell am I supposed to play SSBB without a GC controller?
Why don't you have a Wii already if you interested in Brawl in the first place? =/ Seriously dude, it came out in '08.........
#1 if you wanted that, you should already have a wii that supports that. #2 use the classic Controller
I have a wii with Gamecube BC :3 It's BS that they'll remove it on newer models though, I prefer the gamecube's smash bros and mario kart for example. + Teh only way to play smash bros is with a GC controller too :/ seriously the gc controller is like made for smash bros the classic controller sucks in comparison.
A slim Wii are you kidding me look at the thing its already tiny.
if u haven't bought a wii by now... does it really matter, as they say "everyone and their grandmas own one" so if you really gave a shat about GCBC for that matter you should already own one.
True, but still, what a lost!
Five years later, I don't really think anyone buying a new form factor Wii is going to miss playing a copy of Geist on the machine. Or most other GCN content. Then again, BC is a nice fan service. Guess I'm indifferent either way. Nintendo did exactly have a rep for BC on their home consoles anyway.
That's just ridiculous Nintendo ... you never sold the console at a loss and its production probably went cheaper and cheaper . There is no way you couldnt propose a new model and price cut with BC still in . Of course anyone that cares already got a wii , but still , way to be greedy .
In reality this doesn't really matter. Casuals don't play Gamecube games. People here will complain, but likely they already have a Wii so this doesn't matter to them either.
I assume this will likely be the $99 model some people have been holding out for.
This model will probably be budget based. My guess is $99 in time for the holidays. Think of the holiday season this year. $250 PS3 Probably a $250 250 gig Xbox 360 and $150 Arcade version, I also have a feeling were going to see a $99 Kinect and probably a $250 Xbox 360/Kinect bundle $99 Wii It's going to be a busy season for these game companies.
The demise of SEGA all over again...
IT'Z TEH DOOMZZZ I TELL YA, TEH DOOOOOMMMMZZZZZ!
How silly. I generally don't care that much for backwards compatibility, but the only system I've ever felt it was truly necessary was the Wii ..
Half the games I ever owned for my Wii were GC games. The better half, I'd say, actually.
Why doesn't everyone suddenly hate Nintendo and beg for bc to be back?
Maybe because like I said above, 99% of most people who care for it have a Wii already, not to mention, Nintendo is cutting this feature at the END of the generation (Wii U comes out next year), while Sony cut it in'09, right smack-dab in the middle of this generation.
why would you???
hate it hate it hate it! I'm glad I already have mine, because I don't want to have to unpack my cube to play TOS and WindWaker. However I see casuals eating it up like hot cake. Smart move, I guess.
Laaaaame! Glad I got my Wii on day one.
Well, it wasn't really necessary to get it day 1. It's kind of been around for .. years at this point. =P I'm sure the old version will be around for a while more, the Wii isn't exactly flying off the shelves lately.
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