Spend $300 on a Wii U 8 GB?

#1mahgah91Posted 4/22/2013 5:15:47 PM
Or spend $300 on a good condition SNES and complete versions of Super Metroid and Donkey Kong Country?
#2Baha05Posted 4/22/2013 5:18:24 PM
Who the hell buys a SNES for 300 bucks? That better be Mint in Box.
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#3KaiRyusakiPosted 4/22/2013 5:19:28 PM
SNES doesnt cost $300 even in really good condition


and wait for a good deal for WiiU 8GB, i got it for $250 and a $50 giftcard
#4GDoobahPosted 4/22/2013 5:21:42 PM
Super Metroid will be 30 cents next month on Wii U VC.
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#5themoth2112Posted 4/22/2013 5:21:51 PM
Super Metroid is coming on the wii u for 30 cents.
So yeah, I'd say wii u
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#6Lefty128kPosted 4/22/2013 5:28:10 PM
You can get a portable SNES handheld for about $70. Yes they take the carts...lol.
#7FatalyzePosted 4/22/2013 5:34:37 PM
Is this a theoretical, "Would you rather" question, or is it a "What should I do" question? If its the latter, I would suggest you spend the money on a Wii U, because It has a whole future of potential Nintendo games. But If you're planning on buying one now, and then buying the other one later when you have more money, then it depends on what you want to play. If you really want the SNES, and there's nothing on the Wii U that interests you right now, then go for it. It would be something awesome to add to a collection!
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#8Enigma149Posted 4/22/2013 5:39:40 PM
Well, let's see...

A complete copy of SMW is worth about $35-45, with a complete copy of DKC worth about $55-65, so that's $90-110. Add in $40 for the SNES, controller, and cables, and you're at $150.

Or, spend $300 on something that costs $300...that can also play SNES games...
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#9Great_Pudding_3Posted 4/22/2013 5:55:12 PM
Why would you spend that money on old hardware. Don't you think nostalgia is the driving force behind that line of thought?

Of course emulators and VC isn't the same thing...but I just forsee extreme buyers remorse going down that road.
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#10mahgah91(Topic Creator)Posted 4/22/2013 6:19:39 PM(edited)
Enigma149 posted...
Well, let's see...

A complete copy of SMW is worth about $35-45, with a complete copy of DKC worth about $55-65, so that's $90-110. Add in $40 for the SNES, controller, and cables, and you're at $150.

Or, spend $300 on something that costs $300...that can also play SNES games...


A complete copy of Super Metroid runs anywhere between $120-200, depending on the quality of the boxes/manuals. Donkey Kong Country complete runs $40-50. A good quality SNES without yellowing costs about $65-85.

The cartridge for Super Metroid alone runs about $50, but if I start collecting physical SNES games, I want the whole thing. If I find the absolutely best deals then it'll probably run me closer to $200 and at worst it'll be around $250 but it's close enough.

Great_Pudding_3 posted...
Why would you spend that money on old hardware. Don't you think nostalgia is the driving force behind that line of thought?

Of course emulators and VC isn't the same thing...but I just forsee extreme buyers remorse going down that road.


Nostalgia is exactly behind it. I like collecting things. It's an expensive sentiment but I have the budget to support it, if I choose to.