Christmas 2011 Nintendo Wii Buying Guide

The Nintendo Wii turned five years old this year and has been one of the biggest successes in video gaming history. With Nintendo busy preparing their new console, you may wonder if this is a good time to invest in a Wii system. Well I’m an honest guy and I will not pretend that the Nintendo Wii is the hot system that it once was, however that isn’t to say that you should disregard the Wii altogether.

With five years worth of games at a great price, Wii is an ideal first gaming platform for young children between 5 and 8. The system is cheap, safe and easy to use. Best of all there is no monthly subscription fee for online use and those of you that are already Netflix subscribers can enjoy unlimited streaming with the Netflix Wii Channel.

The Nintendo Wii is available in three main bundles, all of which are around $200 or less.

  • Nintendo Wii with Mario Kart game and Wheel – This bundle features a Nintendo Wii and includes a Wii Remote Plus controller with Nunchuck, Mario Kart Wii game and Wheel controller – comes in a choice of black or white.
  • Red Nintendo Wii with New Super Mario Bros and Wii Sports – This bundle features the rather striking limited edition red colored console, a must own for all Super Mario fans. Included is a red Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuck along with the ever popular Wii Sports Resort game and New Super Mario Bros.
  • New Style Black Wii with New Super Mario Bros and bonus CD – This new Wii bundle features a redesigned Wii console which is quieter and uses less power than the original design. Support for old Game Cube hardware and software has been removed to provide a simple stripped down Wii experience with no fuss. Includes Wii Remote Plus with Nunchuck, New Super Mario Bros game and bonus audio CD.

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If you already own a Wii or want some other game recommendations then keep reading. Here is a definitive list of awesome games for new or current Wii owners, there really is something for everyone.

Platforming Games

Racing Games

Adventure Games

Shooter Games

Fighting Games

Dancing and Fitness Games

Party Games

Sports Games

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Related: Top Wii games for Christmas 2010, Buyers Guides

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