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Fond memories on Okami, Muramasa, Star Soldier R when I hit the 20th mark in my country's leaderboards after replaying the first level for a week, Madworld, hundreds of hours of multiplayer madness on Wii sports... and Monster Hunter 3

2008-2009 was such a blast, I remember when we got MP3, SMG, SSBM, NMH... one great game every month. Now other platform have such great games at a rate of several a month...

Now, it's just unbelievable how the Wii managed to perform so well with all the industry all guns blazing against Nintendo, lazy 3rd party devs, forums, journalists all against it. And even Nintendo himself giving it the coup de grace and abandoning everything on the Wii while they where preparing 3DS launch.

Also, on my personal point of view, I am happy that Ninty shitted so much, and thanks to this site, it opened my eyes on other platform. Now I don't play my Wii anymore, but PC & PS3 !



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killeryoshis said:
TWRoO said:
killeryoshis said:
First I want to say y'all cray thinking virtual Console is expensive. For someone who grew up in the Gamecube era these games are a steal. The classics are so repayable and I play them as much as I play my wii games. I have so much playtime in this console it crazy. I have about over 2000 hours and still going strong. Its my most played system ever and favorite. Games like Smash bros brawl,Mario bros wii and Goldeneye (ok Monster hunter and punch out too) gave me 100's hours of playtime alone. The only problem is that the wii missed a shot with motion plus games. Could've been more oh well

Is that 2000 hours just on the Virtual Console? If so then dayum.

I would say compared to he experiences you can get online for free, or even some WiiWare games, NES, SNES and MegaDrive games are a bit pricey... there probably should have been a more variable scale (I mean 500pts for PacMan!?) as well as discounts either after a period of time, or perhaps at the choice of whichever company owns the rights.

And if the 2000 hours is total time, then I can trump that as I passed 4000 hours in November. That includes channel use like the internet channel though... but doesn't include GameCube games. If I take out all the Wii channel use, and add in an estimation for GC (around 200h) it's probably just over 3000 hours.


The 2000 hours is just a estimate between 2008-2010 I have yet do the rest of 2010 and 2011.

I actually bought Donkey Kong for $5 which is just 3 levels over and over again. I manage to play that for 5 hours. I made the most out of that one. Though to be fair the games that are super short(pac man) are very pricy compared to something like mario bros. Though Super Mario bros is probably  underpriced if you asked me. Though I do like the idea of discounts.

3000 hours. Out of all the months I got from March 3008 to January 2011 I got 2,262. Not counting Wii channels or Gamecube titles. Which I don't have a idea on how I can estimate that one. With a average of 750 hours per 11 months(March to  February) with 2011 missing 11 months lol

Oh you're a time traveller... well that's cheating

Assuming you meant March 2008 though means you probably play a bit more than me, (as I got my Wii in Feb 2007) Adding up my game time (Wii, WiiWare and VC) from the beginning of March 2008 to the end of January 2011 gives 2105 hours.
My GameCube time during that period was also lessened, as I think I spent about 120-140 hours on GC games during 2007, and then in summer 2011 I played through OoT and WindWaker, probably totting up 80-100 hours. I think in the 2008-2010 period I probably spent maybe 40-50 hours on GC games (so I underestimated a little in my previous post)

I assume by the way from your accurate number of hours for March 08 through Jan 10 that you have counted up your hours using the Wii message board like I have (though I am only missing December 2011)



TWRoO said:
killeryoshis said:
TWRoO said:
killeryoshis said:
. I have about over 2000 hours and still going strong. Its my most played system ever and favorite. Games like Smash bros brawl,Mario bros wii and Goldeneye (ok Monster hunter and punch out too) gave me 100's hours of playtime alone. The only problem is that the wii missed a shot with motion plus games. Could've been more oh well

Is that 2000 hours just on the Virtual Console? If so then dayum.

And if the 2000 hours is total time, then I can trump that as I passed 4000 hours in November. That includes channel use like the internet channel though... but doesn't include GameCube games. If I take out all the Wii channel use, and add in an estimation for GC (around 200h) it's probably just over 3000 hours.


The 2000 hours is just a estimate between 2008-2010 I have yet do the rest of 2010 and 2011.

3000 hours. Out of all the months I got from March 3008 to January 2011 I got 2,262. Not counting Wii channels or Gamecube titles. Which I don't have a idea on how I can estimate that one. With a average of 750 hours per 11 months(March to  February) with 2011 missing 11 months lol

Oh you're a time traveller... well that's cheating

Assuming you meant March 2008 though means you probably play a bit more than me, (as I got my Wii in Feb 2007) Adding up my game time (Wii, WiiWare and VC) from the beginning of March 2008 to the end of January 2011 gives 2105 hours.
My GameCube time during that period was also lessened, as I think I spent about 120-140 hours on GC games during 2007, and then in summer 2011 I played through OoT and WindWaker, probably totting up 80-100 hours. I think in the 2008-2010 period I probably spent maybe 40-50 hours on GC games (so I underestimated a little in my previous post)

I assume by the way from your accurate number of hours for March 08 through Jan 10 that you have counted up your hours using the Wii message board like I have (though I am only missing December 2011)

Yes I meant 2008 darn my proofread skills

I actually got my wii in December of 2007 but I pressed format(thinking it meant something else) and erased all my saved data. So it only goes up the March. Though that was when Brawl came out so the hours were quickly made back.  As for that March 08 to February 09 I have 747 hours. March 09 to February 10 was 721 hours. So far for March 2010 to January 2011 its 794 hours. The last jump was because finally could play online with Goldeneye and Monster Hunter in December 2010. I don't remember playing Gamecube games that much unless it's a oddball game I decided to replay so at most it could be 100 hours. 

Anyway my numbers do come from the message board 



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alfredofroylan said:
Alby_da_Wolf said:

Wii almost dead? Little or no novelties for it? Bu-bu-bu-but Vitality Sensor?  WAAAAAH!!!          

According to Iwata they couldn't make this thing work properly.

Couldn't they just ORDER their fans to feel comfortable with that thing clipping their fingers?   



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I remember getting my Wii on January 27th 2007/ I pre-ordered at GAME, but they sold it so I had to wait for stock to come in. Ahh those early days of the stock shortages. The Wii was an amazing gaming system really. It did alot for gaming as well. Such a wonderful library of games too. The galaxy games, wii sports/resort, metroid prime 3, Twilight Princess (one of my fave zelda's). It even saw the return of the Excite and Punch-out franchises. Shame the system got tarred as not being a core system despite the fact it had alot of core titles. My only disappointment with the hardware was it couldn't play dvd's. My only software disappointment was the cancellation of Project Hammer and the lack of an F-Zero. I shall miss the Wii and remember it fondly.



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alfredofroylan said:
Alby_da_Wolf said:

Wii almost dead? Little or no novelties for it? Bu-bu-bu-but Vitality Sensor?  WAAAAAH!!!          

According to Iwata they couldn't make this thing work properly.


Good riddance!  Im I the only one that taught that thing would suck??



Killy_Vorkosigan said:
Fond memories on Okami, Muramasa, Star Soldier R when I hit the 20th mark in my country's leaderboards after replaying the first level for a week, Madworld, hundreds of hours of multiplayer madness on Wii sports... and Monster Hunter 3

2008-2009 was such a blast, I remember when we got MP3, SMG, SSBM, NMH... one great game every month. Now other platform have such great games at a rate of several a month...

Now, it's just unbelievable how the Wii managed to perform so well with all the industry all guns blazing against Nintendo, lazy 3rd party devs, forums, journalists all against it. And even Nintendo himself giving it the coup de grace and abandoning everything on the Wii while they where preparing 3DS launch.

Also, on my personal point of view, I am happy that Ninty shitted so much, and thanks to this site, it opened my eyes on other platform. Now I don't play my Wii anymore, but PC & PS3 !

well, that is a hell of a 180,