Only bought a Wii (second hand for fifty bucks with a couple of wii-motes) to play Super Smash brothers, and wouldn't you know it, my kids drop it 1.5 feet onto hardwood floor and the disc drive goes right to shit. You could drop a N64 off the roof of a house onto concrete and it would be like "lol as if I give a fuck"
Yea I know that's not a QC issue and has much more to do with the technology behind it, but still, considering who Big N is catering to, you'd think they would make it as sturdy as the GCN was. I guess I can still play VC games on it, but most of them are overpriced (sure, i'm going to pay 5 bucks for Super Mario Bros, I only have 5 other copies lying around my house)
I agree with Night. Why get this when the Wii is just a tad more and you get all the features. Backwards compatibility, and the Nintendo game store were very nice to have access to. They had a lot of old games I liked playing again.
I fear Nintendo will go the way of the Sega Dreamcast if they don't get their shit together and finally release a nextgen system when its actually supposed to be released, not 1 or 2 generations behind the current systems.
I think this is more catered to collectors, generally Nintendo has release a mini version of most of their consoles. They have gone on to be the most valuable, Nintendo NES Top loader, Super Nintendo Mini, are both valued at least $80 more than there first iteration counterparts. It is because they release these minature systems in limited quanitity. I assume they skipped doing this to the N64 because they were a little behind or too focused on the gamecube. The game cube was already extremely small in comparison to the PS2 and Xbox. I personally will purchase one it is only $100 since they will probably do what they did with the red console and only release it for the holiday season and then Wii's will soon cease production. Making this a pretty sold collector's item.