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I am very disappointed in the electronics industry.

I am interested in buying a Nintendo Wii. However, I am afraid to purchase an early model. All video game manufactures have produced flawed models in the past. I am ignoring the minor flaws that are easily fixed like controllers that wear out prematurely. Early Game Cubes had flaws with the optical pickup device and early XBOX 360s had overheating problems. This does not mean that every Game Cube or every XBOX 360 had these problems. However, these problems were not rare with these consoles either. Unlike Microsoft and Nintendo, Sony has had numerous problems with most of their systems. The Playstation had plastic trays that often wore out and caused the console to misread CDs. This problem ruined many Playstations. Sony did not seem to care because the PS2 also had optical drive problems. These early paperweights often had two problems with their optical drives. I just read about the PSP problem on
I did not even know about this problem until now. So far Sonly is 0/3 with new consoles. I do not recommend pre-ordering the PS3. Sony has a very checkered past and you do not want a $600 paperweight. However, this problem applies to Nintendo and Microsoft. Electronic companies should not sell untested products and fix problems when they surface. The repair should be completely free and cover shipping and handling. In closing I am not sure if I am going to pre-order a Nintendo Wii. I am not sure what problems the early Wiis will have nor do I want to find out first hand.

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Sorry for posting the same message twice.

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I did not intend to post the same message twice. I just wanted to fix the small grammar mistake that was bothering me. I did not realize I could not go back and delete the old post.

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I also plan on buying a wii but will probably wait just in case there is a problem with anything. after 2 weeks we will all know if there are any major bugs in the wii, it will be all over the internet. So just wait and see how others think of it, im sure that you will be able to finder a wii somewhere after 2 weeks of launch

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Sony = No Buy

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As the recent Cnet article, I wouldn't buy the PS3 for 100! So much tech crammed into such a tiny..well large space and somethings bound to happen. Even more so with their forced formate, BlueRay.

I still haven't gotten my 360 since I know it runs so hot, Im hoping for a redesign where they take the CPU's down to 65n, without one Im not sure ill ever get it, plus its just as large as the original after all, its curves dont fool me! Happy

Wii, only console I can even imagin getting at launch, and Im going to try.

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Xbox 360 IS smaller than Xbox.

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That's a fact. Don't let the imagination fool you. And its size is a result of the technology inside, like the 3 CPU's, for instance.

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Not that sure

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Assuming the majority of people who are going to buy a Nintendo Wii are Nintendo fans (which is not an erroneous thinking) and given their (sometimes blind) loyalty to Nintendo, I wouldn't be that sure that if there's any problem with it it will be all over Internet 2 weeks after launch, even if, in fact, it has problems...

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for new consoles..

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When new consoles come out, there is always the possibility of those consoles being faulty, as they havent been played by everyone, and can only be tested to a certain extent in their company.
The main things that go wrong, are overheating issues which both the ps3 and 360 have not sure about the wii.
And also disk read failures which plagued the ps2 and xbox when they first came out.

Best to wait a year before getting the console so that their first couple of batches will be used up, and you get a better improved batch of consoles.

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Try a PC then.

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Games on a PC are much better, more options, better graphics, better/easier to upgrade.....

Downside.... More money!

Have played both don't think I could ever play consoles.... Sadily PC's (besides the money) just aren't ready for the novice user to be using without knowing how to keep it secure, etc....

kind of a catch 22..... settle for less with a console or get a Pc and the head aches that go with it.

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In reply to: Try a PC then.

Can you play Halo 3, Gears of War, PGR 3, Forza Motorsports, Dead or Alive (etc.) in PC?

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