A few months back, I got to thinking about something fun to do that was cheap and interactive, and that’s when I remembered all the fun I used to have with my Nintendo Wii. Wii Sports was a game that anyone could play and it seemed like everyone did. Every household seemed to have a Wii and I don’t think I’ve seen a system universally adopted and loved like that since the original NES. So, it was no surprise a couple of years ago when I saw Wiis being sold for $20-30.
I thought about buying a Wii, but I didn’t. I didn’t need one. I already have a PS4, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and Nintendo Switch Lite. Why the heck did I need a Wii?
Wii’s have been selling like hotcakes on eBay. The system is almost fifteen years old, so it’s becoming nostalgic, but it’s also offering isolated families something fun and interactive to compete in. So, the market value has grown immensely and the idea of getting a complete set with everything I could need for under $50 was dashed pretty quickly. Then the idea of spending $75 was dashed, then $100, and then I realized to buy a system, a couple controllers, and Wii Sports was probably gonna run me $150 shipped.
What I didn’t get was a second Motion Plus controller and nunchuck, nor the component cables. So, I still got spend another $40. But, once I do that, I should be set for quite some time and hopefully I can justify the money I spent on this with lots of use. I mean, it’s the equivalent as three or four dates, so if I can get that out of the system than I think I’ll be happy. Plus, down the road, I can pick up some GameCube games and a controller and play some classic games that way as well.
If you would have told me that in 2020, I’d be excited about rebuying a Wii I’d probably looked at you funny, but this is the world we live in now and I can’t wait till that system arrives.