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I'm thinking about buying a Wii, but without wishing to sound like a complete eejit, what do I actually need? Obviously the console but there seems to be lots of extra bits to buy seperately.
I'd like to be able to play puzzle games but also some where I can leap about in the lounge etc.
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You usually get one Wii controller so you'll need extra controllers for extra family members friends (up to four can play). And you also need a Nunchuk if you want to play certain games (again up to four required).
The Balance board is good if you want to get fit or do yoga.
Batteries for the handsets - its the one thing that annoys me about the Wii; you can't recharge the controllers from the main console like you can with the PS3.
There are various rechargeable battery options for the Wiimotes.
ATM I am using Eneloop style batteries, but I am waiting to take delivery of the Madkatz Inductive charger (from 7dayshop) to give that a try.
Soooo many controllers to charge now!
Quote: Batteries for the handsets - its the one thing that annoys me about the Wii; you can't recharge the controllers from the main console like you can with the PS3.
You can get stand-a-lone recharging consoles...try Asda for rechargeable battery units...they were £5 each last time I bought some.
You might also need the balance board if you want to weigh yourself or do exercise (you can also get plastic covers for the balance board - which operate off rechargeable batteries too (AA) - so get yourself a battery recharger).
If you've got wi-fi in the house you can access other internet features through the console.
As Pete says, you will need controllers and nunchucks - you might also like to get the plus versions of the hand units as they are more sensitive to hand movements and (I think) you will need them if you want to things like boxing or martial arts.
I just use ordinary re-chargeable batteries in the Wii we have and as my compact also takes AA ones we have ones on charge nearly all the time.
Previous posters seem to have all bases covered but for me one must have is the Just Dance (1 or 2) game lol,great fun (lots of leaping about haha) and is great for family get togethers
its all about teh x360 and the KINECT... awesome interaction..
Quote: Its all about teh x360 and the KINECT... awesome interaction..
Is there a Babel fish type page that translates this to English
This product is an option for charging
Quote: This product is an option for charging
or this one...Dual Charging Station
make sure your controllers have the rubber casing on for grip, either that or move anything of value out of the way and put a guard over the TV screen ;0
You might also want to get your self a good supply of Ralgex, all that jumping about and swinging arms puts a strain on muscles not often used
Quote: Its all about teh x360 and the KINECT... awesome interaction.. Is there a Babel fish type page that translates this to English
This product is an option for charging
That's the one I hinted at in my post - just waiting for it to arrive.
I tried one like Cats linked to, but it's a pain to keep taking the silicon jackets off, especially with MotionPlus controllers.
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