Last week I stumbled uppon a dilemma while browsing some games on an online store, I saw a Wii for sale at a good price, then I thought that it might be cool to get one since the last Nintendo home console I owned was the N64 (and until then, the only one) more than 10 years ago.
I was extremely determined to buy a Wii, but I also saw a Wii U and a Gamecube there, so the logical thing to do would be to get a Wii U which is backwards compatible with Wii games and all would be fine. Or at least I could try to find an older model Wii that has retro compatibility with GC games right? But of all the 3 I choose the Gamecube, and why you might ask? It's an older hardware with barely 700 games released in total, you might say. And in that case you are right.
But games are and will always be the top priority when it comes to buying a console, it doesn't matter if it's an older or new console. And so I was determined to make do some research and make a list of all the games I was interest in all the 3 platforms but as of now, in terms of released games the Wii U didn't even make the cut so it's was a battle between the GC and Wii. After searching Gamespot and other sites I listed all the games I was interest in both systems, and the result was surprising:
Wii: 6 games
GC: 38 games
Quite a difference. And then I stopped to reflect some things about the Wii itself:
-Found an older model with retro compatibility but the total cost to buy a GC controller and a GC memory card wouldn't fit with my current budget.
-Motion controls doesn't appeal to me, at all.
-As you could see, the games library wasn't strong enough to justify a purchase, that is just for ME though, I know there are many people that love their Wii and the games but particularly for me it's lackluster.
And those things debunked the whole idea of buying a Wii and so thing shifted in favor of the cube, at that time I ordered the platinum Gamecube I saw on that online store.
It arrived 3 days ago and after playing Zelda: The Twilight Princess, Super Smash Bros Melee and Super Mario Sunshine I can say for sure that I do not regret the purchase at all, I'm having tons of fun with it. I will slowly buy all the games I'm interest in, it will take time but till there I will have time to finish the 10 games I ordered with it.
And that's why I choose the Gamecube.