Some Wii Lameness

18 Dec

I like my Wii. I got it on the day it came out – I lucked out and arrived at Kmart roughly an hour early. Two kids (+mom) had camped the night, and with three Wiis for sale – I got quite lucky.

So I’ve been following with certain interest as the hypemeter on the Wii goes through the roof. Reading the Techcrunch post on internet searches for the ‘Wii’ I couldn’t help and marvel at the spam accumulating in the comments trying to hawk Wiis.

While they were the typical bundle, one caught me eye – $400 for Wii + 15 games + 2 controllers. That sounded quite sweet.

Until you actually see what they are offering:

The SOBs are considering Wii Sports (already bundled) as 5 games and Wii Play as 9 different games (and it comes with the controller already).

Sometimes I wonder about karma and if people like this get their just desserts.

2 Responses to Some Wii Lameness



December 24th, 2007 at 1:43 am

Legally, there’s nothing wrong with any of this. Put ethics aside…this is just an example of classic supply and demand.

It’s really Nintendo’s fault that this is happening. Sony/Microsoft have no supply problems. It’s just Nintendo.



December 24th, 2007 at 2:49 am

No you are missing the point.

They are claiming 15 games. When you hear 15 games, you assume individual games. In reality it is two pack-in games + ONE game.