1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Come and join our gamer community by registering for free here

when will wii mote get cheaper?

Discussion in 'Wii Hardware' started by blazen92, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. blazen92

    blazen92 Guest

    man!! paying 40 bux for an extra wiimote is killin me.
     
  2. Becky

    Becky New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2007
    Messages:
    311
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Unfortunately, because the Wii is still selling so well it's unlikely that accessory prices will drop very soon.

    Wii Play comes with a remote I believe, if you're interested. Alternatively, wait for a third-party wiimote to come on the market.
     
  3. Gdog

    Gdog New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2007
    Messages:
    2,018
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    i wouldnt buy a third party wiimote. i will just wait a couple of years for the price to drop :)
     
  4. Becky

    Becky New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2007
    Messages:
    311
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Is that because you find the quality of third-party accesories inferior, or do you just prefer to buy original accessories on principle?

    I bought an RGB scart cable yesterday. I could have got it cheaper as a third-party brand, but felt more comfortable sticking with the Nintendo one. Thought the quality might be better.

    You can get good third-party stuff, but it can be a bit of a hit-and-miss affair. I can understand that people wouldn't want to take that chance and waste their money if it doesn't work out.
     
  5. Gdog

    Gdog New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2007
    Messages:
    2,018
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The third party stuff is ok for games, but I wouldnt trust them with accesories...
     
  6. hockeyhero

    hockeyhero New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2007
    Messages:
    2,102
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    well as becky said before you can buy a 3rd party wiimote....actually i've made a thread that logitec has announced that they maybe will release a 3rd party wiimote so that might be a little cheaper than the actul wiimote
     
  7. Gdog

    Gdog New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2007
    Messages:
    2,018
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    logitec makes pretty good controllers, but they shouldnt be too cheap, otherwise I would doubt its quality
     
  8. hockeyhero

    hockeyhero New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2007
    Messages:
    2,102
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0

    well since it's third party i bet it'll be a little cheaper than the wiimote because if it's the same price or something then people would rather get wiimote since it's made from nintendo....
     
  9. kaitora

    kaitora New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,311
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    saying that i haven't heard anything good about the nintendo wi fi USB stick thing... i've heard it interferes with speakers and isn't always compatible
     
  10. killman360

    killman360 Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2007
    Messages:
    1,321
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    I have a feeling that if logitech does make a wiimote, they will have a hard time adapting to it thier first time.
     
  11. Ryano

    Ryano New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2007
    Messages:
    3,450
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Just get Wii Play, you get a crappy game with your wiimote....xD
     
  12. morey

    morey New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2007
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    i guess none of the accessories will get any cheaper untill after christmas because of the shortage from last christmas this will be the christmas that people will be buying and nintendo know this
     
  13. ben209

    ben209 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2007
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I have heard that the bit inside the wiimote that allows the movement sensors anly costs $5 to produce. Obviously it cost a lot more to develop, but once the 'widget' (for want of a better phrase) is produced by a third party, surely the cost of remotes will come down.
     
  14. Becky

    Becky New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2007
    Messages:
    311
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Depends how much Nintendo charge as a licensing fee to utilise their technology. That will be factored into the price of any third-party device on top of actual manufacturing costs and profit margins.
     
  15. kaitora

    kaitora New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,311
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    well said... there are lots of bits and bobs in the wii mote, and if other manufacturers decide to replicate the wii mote they will face a law suit, so they need nintendo's permission in order to make a replica wii mote...
     

Share This Page