This year I decided to start collecting Wii and GameCube games. As a retro gamer, I believe that collecting games made in the past can be just as fun as being hyped for a new game. I already spent 2022 collecting games for a DS. Here is what you can expect if you want to start a Wii collection.
1. Games are not that expensive
For some reason, the games on the Wii are not too expensive. Maybe because the console is too niche or the games are incredibly easy to find. The Wii is in a special position to be so unique that almost every game on it is an exclusive (for better or worse). Motion gaming was hot in the late 2000s making the Wii the go-to place for specialty games. Now motion gaming is barely alive on major consoles so the appeal is not there anymore. Wii games are more reasonable to buy than any other retro console.
On eBay, I was able to get Red Steel 2 for under $40 dollars. Other steals include Sky Crawlers Innocent Aces for $7 (a very fun gem. Look it up). Ghostbusters for $12 (one of the better ports thanks to aiming controls). Metroid Prime Trilogy is $50. That is pretty amazing considering that the Switch is going to release each individual one for $40 bucks a pop.
A lot of these games didn’t age well or they don’t look good on a 1080p TV, but that is not the appeal of retro collecting. We collect games to be transported to an age of gaming greatness or relive a part of our childhood. Go to eBay and see how easy it is to buy Wii games.