Ready to Buy a Wii, with a view to modchips, should i look for an older 2nd hand?
Hi, No wii purchased as yet but.....
from research done on here, what I would ideally like is the ability to play back-ups from a Wii HDD, still be able to play any original discs and back them up to the HDD via the Wii. The snag is I'm thinking of buying new and in Black. (UK version)
The kids will have primary use of it !!
Have read the softmode guides (I'm tempted, but worried about bricking and the kids messing it up) so I am leaning towards the solderless hardmod.
Wode seems to offer what I want (but pricey and in white), Wiikey fusion seems alright but a compromise in features.
My question is, would I be better off looking at an older (white) virgin Wii on second hand market (ebay) and being guided by the serial number tables to filter my purchase to find a wii with older chipset and drive. (i would have to ask the seller of course)
Or, is that too hit and miss and I'm just better off sticking to plan "A" & getting a new one.
The other option I considered is replacing the wii drive with an older one of a certain type but I imagine that could be frought with problems too and the costs start to go up considerably.
Now I think I'm convincing myself to softmod a new black wii and have all the features I want. Ahhhhh!!!
Any experiance to help me decide would be welcome. Thank you.:confused: