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Soriku said:

I had mine for 4+ years and it works like new.

Edit: Get Tales of Symphonia.

Already did :)

 



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Sky Render said:
Nintendo builds hardware like tanks. It's their greatest "unmentioned claim to fame", and taken for granted by many users until they accidentally drop their Game Boy or knock their game console over and discover that it's not even damaged.


I'd say this was true until the Wii. I find the Wii to be my least reliable console ever... it's already on its "deathbed" with numerous disc read errors and artifacts all over the place :(

I could just be in the minority though.



 

I bought a day 1 launch Gamecube and after 15 months I started getting a disc read error ... I called Nintendo up and they told me that, even though it was no longer under warranty, there was a problem with early optical drives and if my system was one of these defective drives they would repair (replace with refurbished system) it for no cost.

I don't know if Nintendo is better/worse for manufacturing hardware than any other company, but I personally love their customer service.



WessleWoggle said:
.:Dark Prince:. said:
Sky Render said:
Nintendo builds hardware like tanks. It's their greatest "unmentioned claim to fame", and taken for granted by many users until they accidentally drop their Game Boy or knock their game console over and discover that it's not even damaged.


I'd say this was true until the Wii. I find the Wii to be my least reliable console ever... it's already on its "deathbed" with numerous disc read errors and artifacts all over the place :(

I could just be in the minority though.

Very likely that you're in the minority.

I always unplug my console, as it gets SO hot when I leave it off and plugged in.

You should simply disable WiiConnect24 then. The Wii only gets hot when you have it online permanently which is shown by an orange light in standby mode instead of a red one.



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Best thing about GameCube is you can have ad isc so utterly destroyed by 2 year olds that you can't see yourself on the bottom reflection, and the disc will still be read.


Cant' say that for PS2 . The difference in readability is astounding.

But yes, most of the time, Nintendo consoles don't defunct on people. Most. I still have a working NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, and haven't had to replace anything on them at all.



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I had a similiar experience as happy squirrel.  Launch gamecube that lasted about 21 months?  I didn't get Nintendo to replace mine.  I really didn't even try.  I ended grabbing the Zelda bundle w/ controller for $99 so i don't think I lost out too much.  I think the initial batch did have a bunch of disk read error problems.  As long as the one you bought wasn't manufactured in the first year, I'd think your fine.



It's a black coloured one, the launch/early ones were purple, no?



Xen said:
Soriku said:

I had mine for 4+ years and it works like new.

Edit: Get Tales of Symphonia.

Already did :)

 

 

:)

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i have never had a game cube break on me



Mine broke after about 5 years of use. Luckily the launch of the Wii was imminent.