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Gaming Systems

All games and gaming systems can be found at discounted prices, at used game stores, like Gamers in Lincoln and Omaha, and Game On Games in McCook. GameStop and EB Games are a nationwide chain of gaming stores that sell both new and used games and gaming systems.  Check their websites for a location near you.   Costs listed here are examples of full retail prices - prices will vary by store and brand (controllers).  Prices last checked - 10/24/07.

Wii - When you purchase a Wii system it comes with the following:

  • Wii Sports game (tennis, bowling, golf, baseball, boxing)
  • Sensor bar
  • AV cable
  • Wii stand
  • Wii Remote
  • Nunchuk Controller

Tip: For competitive play, you will want to buy at least one additional Wii Remote and Nunchuk Controller.

Cost: $249 at Best Buy [according to ad in Sunday paper on 8/26/2007].

Additional controllers: Wii Remote - $39.99.  Wii Nunchuk Controller - $19.99.

Xbox 360 - Purchased new - includes 1 wireless controller.

Cost: $349.99 at Best Buy, Circuit City, Target, Wal-Mart.

Additional controllers: Wireless - $49.99.  Wired - $39.99.

Guitar Hero II: Game plus 1 guitar controller - $89.99.  For competitive play, you will want to purchase a second guitar controller - $59.99.

 

Xbox - Purchased new - includes 1 wired controller.

Cost: $149.99 - from Xbox website.

Additional controllers: Wired - $29.99 - Xbox website. Wireless (2 pack) - 29.99 - Target.

Playstation 2 - Includes 1 wired controller.

Cost: $129.99 - at BestBuy.

Additional controllers: Wired - $24.99 at Circuit City.  Wireless - $29.99 at Circuit City.

Dance Dance Revolution: Game only: $39.99.  Game plus 1 dance pad: $59.99. - BestBuy.

Playstation 3 - Purchased new -  includes 1 wireless controller.

Cost:BestBuy & Circuit City: 40GB - $399.00.  60GB - $499.00.  80GB - $499.00.

Additional controllers: Wired - $29.99. Wireless - 49.99.

GameCube

Cost: $99.99 - at BestBuy.

Additional controllers: Wired -  $24.95 - Nintendo Online Store. Wireless - $29.82 - Wal-Mart.


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