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(Eurogamer)   Mini in name, Micro in features, Marginally Smaller in size   ( eurogamer.net) divider line
    More: Fail, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo, optical drive, electricity consumption, CAD, GameCube, heat shields, iFixit  
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7215 clicks; posted to Geek » on 12 Dec 2012 at 2:19 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-12-12 03:47:44 PM  
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My first thought when I read about this review: there are parents out there who will think they're savvy consumers for getting the hot new Wii for cheap. Christmas morning, little Timmy will rip open his present and find a six-year-old console which can't even download the games (and day-one patches) his friends have, or play with those friends online.

It reminds me of an awkward Christmas morning when my older sister, an aspiring artist, found out that our parents had bought her Super Paint Shop X Illustrator, or whatever it was called. We were raised to be gracious for out gifts, even the ones we didn't like, but she had to explain to our parents that people in her circle used PhotoShop. They talked about techniques in PhotoShop, they shared brushes for PhotoShop, and they helped troubleshoot Photoshop. Buying her an inferior competitor wasn't almost as-good-as, it wasn't any good at all. It was particularly unpleasant for me because I could understand both sides, and while our parents meant well they just didn't understand what she was so upset about. Let's just say it was a touchy subject for that holiday, the software got crammed to the back of a drawer for eternity, and my sister successfully appealed to one of her friends for a pirated copy of the proper program.

First-world problems, I know, but it's painful to see good intentions and a not-insignificant amount of money fail so completely.

/not so CSB
2012-12-12 02:59:27 PM  
1 vote:
Wow... that thing is full of fail.

-No SD Card slot
-No GameCube slots or compatability
-No WiiWare
-No Virtual Console
-No WiFi or Network suport
-No Component Cable Support (480i only)

It's not even much smaller than the existing console.

WTH Nintendo?
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