Now that I have a wii should i sell the snes?

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  1. iheartarcee

    iheartarcee Idonotheartbeastwars

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    Is there any reason to keep the thing? I barely played it before and only have a few games, mario all star, nba jams and the dr mario/tetris combo game. Whaddya think??
     
  2. Maverick Hunter Christian

    Maverick Hunter Christian Choke on that, causality!

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    The SNES was an amazing machine, and not every game is gonna come to the VC. Personally, I can't imagine you'd get much for it and I'd just as well hold on to it.
     
  3. McBradders

    McBradders James Franco Club! Moderator

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    ...my head hurts. Again.
     
  4. iheartarcee

    iheartarcee Idonotheartbeastwars

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    ya the most i figure i could get for it is around 60 or 70 because of those games. Maybe ill sell it in 10 years or so :) 
     
  5. Chrono Grimlock

    Chrono Grimlock Perfect By Nature

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    60 or 70? cents? Because you certainly wouldn't get $60 or $70.

    Anyway, why sell it when you can play Earthbound on it?!?

    Anyway, I don't know, I can't get rid of any of my old systems.
     
  6. funkatron101

    funkatron101 TFW2005 Supporter

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    Trade it for a Dreamcast.
     
  7. toma

    toma eskimo in disguise

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    snes is the best system to play chrono trigger on. there's a slim-to-none chance it'll come out for the vc, and the psx version is slow and weird sounding. that's reason enough to have a snes for me anyway
     
  8. Greenshadow0

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    Yes, this man speaks the truth.

    You won't get anything for it. Just keep it for the memories. I made the mistake of selling my old Genesis games. :( 
     
  9. domientius

    domientius Well-Known Member

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    The hardware in the old consoles will eventually give out, so unless you want to keep it for specific games, sell it now for what you can.
     
  10. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    If you're sure you just don't want it anymore, find someone who really does, but had theirs lost, broken, stolen, etc. There will surely be games on it that don't come to the Virtual Console, but if you don't feel like you'd probably go out of your way to buy or play those games, then better to get the system to someone who definitely will.
     
  11. seeker311

    seeker311 The Collector

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    Keep it
     
  12. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    In the case of most top-loading cartridge-based game consoles, we're talking about several decades here. Most old consoles that I run across from even as far back as the 1970s still run great as long as they've got a good power supply and the contacts are kept clean. If you're worried that an SNES is going to fail, there's not any rush to go sell it. The hardware probably still has a good thirty years or more on it, assuming nothing actually happens to it. I don't see too many problems until I start looking at systems that read from a magnetic or optical disk (FDS, Sega CD, and tons and tons of broken and worn out PS1 and PS2 consoles)
     
  13. Prowl

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    Ouch man, that hurts... I always hold on to those (even having Gunstar Heroes in its original box).. Even if the games are available elsewhere, the 25-50 cents that you will get for the games don't make up for that little something that sliding the old cartridges into the system provides. Not to mention, not all emulations are dead-on, and sometimes the best is the original. Props to Sega though for the Genesis Collection on PS2 and PSP. They supported Progressive Scan with them and the games look and play fantastic. No Props for Sega for not intending (or announcing that they are intending) to release a Volume 2 with Streets of Rage 2, and the Shining Series.
     
  14. RandomFerret

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    I have three super nintendo systems, and I'm trying for two more (an SNES 2 and a Super Famicom).
     
  15. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    I used to have an SNES 2. I sold it to someone who needed an SNES, since my regular SNES works better with some of my accessories...
     
  16. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    I expect that TVs no longer having the right inputs for older consoles will be a problem long before actual hardware failure, there will probably be allot more working SNESs around in 30 years then PS2s or 360s.
     
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    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    That may already be the case and it wouldn't surprise me in the least.
     
  18. Mike

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    Keep the SNES, you KNOW it's always going to work, unlike the Wii which could have any number or problems years down the road, like every other newer system. PLus you're only going to be able to fit so many games onto the Wii's harddrive.

    They just don't build em like they use to
     
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    with those games, yes he would. SNES's are worth the $$ especially if they aren't yellowed, and have one or two popular games. I know, I sell them all the time, sometimes just the systems, and sometimes with a few games.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Super-Nintendo-SYSTEM-console-cool-Mario-World-GAME_W0QQitemZ110205346800QQihZ001QQcategoryZ62054QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Super-Nintendo-Game-System-SNES-Complete-Perfect_W0QQitemZ290191033043QQihZ019QQcategoryZ62054QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/SUPER-NINTENDO-SYSTEM-3-GAMES-MARIO-NITENDO-LOT_W0QQitemZ110204252263QQihZ001QQcategoryZ62054QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
  20. Primus

    Primus Beware, the modelers. Veteran

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    Keep the SNES, sell the wii. Those things are going for over $500!!
     

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