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4.0 out of 5 stars
As Advertised...be careful., 13 Dec. 2011
I purchased this item after another order fell through for the "original" Wii. This item is exactly as advertised: a new bundle with Wii party, Wii Sports and the "new" Wii console. Wii party is a fun to play with several friends or just by yourself, it includes several mini-games which relate to skill and/or chance. Wii sports is entertaining, but the handling of the controller for certain sports can be difficult. Now the bad bit, this Wii is not backwards compatible!!!! Unlike the previous Wii, this one does not allow GameCube controllers or memory cards to be plugged into it. This is a huge downside compared to the "original" because now the only controllers that you can use are either the Wii remote (not so handy for MarioKart) or versions that plug into the bottom of the Wii Remote. Of course, that wasn't advertised...which is a good reminder to read some reviews on other websites prior to buying a newish item.