Wii cheap knock offs?

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Wii cheap knock offs?

Post by resident paul » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:26 pm

I went to Preston carboot today & saw this:


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Post by JackPainter » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:28 pm


We're you tempted to buy one?
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Post by resident paul » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:34 pm

Thought about haggling down to a fiver.
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Post by sscott » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:34 pm

Its not a Wii, just some imitator crap.

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Post by Oh not again! » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:41 pm

Is it a Famiclone?

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Post by woody.cool » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:49 pm

Not the only clone I've seen, take a look at this:

http://www.joystiq.com/2007/10/13/wii-v ... flatterii/

The Vii (some chinese rip-off)

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Post by sscott » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:49 pm

Hey in 20 years it'll be some interesting curiosity, it's a 16-bit machine apparently, was it the Hanimex that was some knock-off hybrid something or other?

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Post by 321CannonFodder » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:52 pm

In my local casino if you went in something like 15 times in a two month time period you got one for free :) .

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Post by sleeper77 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:10 pm

I saw the specs and the MiWi is 16 bit and has a N64 lookalike controller. At least it has some retro elelments included.

You can also consider the Vii, which is its direct competitor apparently...


Or the Vii 2...

...and here is some action of the Vii.

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Post by witchfinder » Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:06 am

I don't care if these are crap, I want them! :D

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Post by EvilArmourKing » Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:19 am

£40 is a laff.

I've seen a seller local to me selling them on the bay for £20ish.

So I'm guessing they only cost about a tenner to begin with.

Residentpaul, why try to haggle them? Should have just stood there laughing your ass off.

Tell me, is it on every week?

If so, I'm gonna go down to the next one, park right next to their stall and sell some I've bought for £25.

Just to rub it in.
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Post by sirclive1 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:18 am

Its on every tuesday and thursday (until next year)
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Post by Dudley » Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:20 am

Dr Ashens, who is awesome, covered it in this video review.

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Post by nwosteve » Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:10 am

There is a shop in Great Yarmouth that has "auctions" for electrical equipment (inc video cameras, TVs and comps inc Wii and PS3). They only let a few people in at a time and promise "rock bottom, factory clearance prices" and have large bouncers on the door. Never heard any complaints and always wondered what the scam was. This may've answered the question.
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Re: Wii cheap knock offs?

Post by Looney » Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:04 pm

resident paul wrote:I went to Preston carboot today & saw this:
Where about in Preston? I may have a look. And probably a laugh too!

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