Wii got game!
After posting about that XBox 360 recall and Microsoft announcing a 3-year extended warranty, I was pretty much discouraged to get one. It’s reported that a rate of 1 in 3 consoles go bust is surely a huge headache I don’t want to gamble. So, the option was now down to the other two — a Sony PlayStation 3 (roughly down Php27,000) and a Nintendo Wii (Php 19,500 US version).
The buck went the Wii way…
After last week-end’s gathering at Juned’s place and having tried Wii Sports which Jayvee brought, I didn’t need anymore convincing. The following day, my brother, cousin and I trooped to Virramall in Greenhills in search for the best bargain Wii package. The place is packed with people as usual and based from our shop-hopping, I reckon there are more Wiis being sold than PS3s and XBoxes combined. In the shop where we bought ours, there were 3 other people lining up before us cash ready at hand.
The going rate for these console ranges from Php14,300 (Japanese version) to Php 19,475 (US version) which comes with a 220-volt adaptor, Wii Sports, a remote and nunchuck plus a dozen games. Of course, you will need additional accessories like an extra Wiimote (Wii Remote) that goes for Php1,600 each and a Nunchuck that you can pair with it for Php950.
The volume of games in the collection aren’t much but as long as I have Mortal Kombat, Full Metal Slug, Resident Evil 4 and Transformers, I’m all set. Mortal Kombat brings back tons of childhood memories of Atari to the first Nintendo. Then, there’s always Wii Sports that’ll slice off all those excess calories in you. The graphics is just so-so but it’s the total gaming experience that counts.
It’d be great if they release Battle City too! Anybody for a Wii Fight Night?