Buying a Wii U console will save you money if you already own a Wii console

Do you have a Wii and are now thinking of purchasing one of the new video game consoles like the Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3, or PlayStation 4, but you are unsure which one you want to buy? Well, I have something new for you to think about. The controllers.

Most people focus on the cost of they systems they are looking at purchasing. We often get overwhelmed as we look at the different bundles that are being offered and deciding how much memory we need the unit to have and if we want/need the motion sensor. So it is no surprise that we usually don’t think about he cost of controllers – thinking that cost will remain the same regardless of what console we decide to go with, but unfortunately that is not the case – especially if you are looking at getting the Wii U. 

If you consider that that controllers for most consoles will usually range in price from $40 to $50 or more, the cost of controllers can add up fast. Most video game consoles offer games that can accommodate up to 4 players. Since most console bundles only come with 1 controller you can end up having to purchase up to 3 more controllers. So before you know it you are buying $150 worth of controllers on top of the $200+ you just spent on the console itself. And just think… you haven’t purchased any games yet.

Here is an example of a Wii controller and nunchuk:

Nintendo Wii Remote Plus, Black
List Price: $39.99
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Nintendo Nunchuk Controller - Black
List Price: $19.99
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Here are some XBox 360 and PlayStation 3 controllers:


Here are some XBox One and PlayStation 4 controllers:

Wii Controllers and Nunchuks are Compatible with the Wii U

If you checked out the controllers shown above you undoubtedly noticed that they are not cheap. However, did you know that the controllers that you currently use with your Wii are also compatible with the Wii U?

Conclusion

So if you own a Nintendo Wii and are thinking of buying a new video game console, but are wondering how to keep the total cost of your investment down, you might want to seriously consider purchasing the Wii U.  Not only will you be getting a great console, but you will be able to save $150 or more on controllers.

Here are some popular Wii U bundles that include one or more free games:

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