I've never been someone who enjoys selling stuff, or getting rid of it, but today I just had to sell one of my consoles.
Unsurprisingly, it was my Wii.
I got one about a week after the launch date, and all was good for a while, with me playing wii sports a ton. I also got red steel and Zelda: TP, both of which were just terrible to me. Wii sports was the only Wii game I could play over and over again. Even then, it got boring after about a month.
Time went on and there were very few games I wanted for the console. It spent most of it's time being a gamecube, until No more Heroes came out. That game was a fantastic game, if a bit repetitive, but still remains my favourite wii game to this day. More time went on, and the Wii was being used as a gamecube again. I picked up Super Mario Galaxy a good while after it launched, and it was good fun for a while, but I've never been a fan of the 3D Mario games, so I stopped playing it a little bit into it. After this. the Wii was packed up and stored in my cupboard, only ever being taken out to play Gamecube games every now and then.
A few months ago, I noticed that the Wii had some very good games on its virtual console. I'm really mad for retro games, so I would have loved to have tried this out, but after buying a LAN adaptor, the console just refused to go online. I spent countless hours trying to find out what the hell was wrong with it, and I tried countless solutions to fix it, but to no avail. In the end, I put it down to the adaptor being a no name cheap one. I bought an official Nintendo one a few days later, and the problem still persisted. I spent ages trying to fix it, but in the end I gave up, and the Wii was put back into the cupbpoard again. A little while after that I got two new games, one which was moderately enjoyable, but nothing spectacular. Again the Wii was back in the cupboard, until yesterday.
On my way home from college a couple of days ago, I passed a gamestation shop and noticed a sign in their window. It said they were desperately seeking Nintendo Wii's and would pay £120 in cash for one of them. I didn't think too much of it at the time, but I got to thinking about it a little later, and was considering going through with it. I asked my friend for his opinion on it, and he basically said to me: "You've barely played your Wii, and you probably won't play it much in the future. It'd be best to sell it." I agreed with him, and I'd heard rumours of a price drop coming soon, so I might not get another deal like this again, and if I ever wanted a Wii again, I could buy one at the end of the generation for cheap.
So yeah, I sold my Wii today, and got £120 which can be used when I go away for a week in a couple of weeks. It fel kinda weird at the time, but I doubt I'll regret selling it.
On a brighter note, I played Halo: ODST today and it's really good. I had absolutely no interest in this game at all, but it still has that addicting gameplay that the others have, so I pre ordered it. I haven't played my 360 in ages, not since Fable 2, so this will be a good chance to play it again. I might even get Xbox Live back.