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So, I've just recieved a Black Wii for my birthday. But it doesn't have any ports for Gamecube controllers. Is this the evil new one that has no backwards compatibility? I could have sworn there was one particular system that came with Mario Kart that still had this option.
I could really do with some help here Gaia, because I'm a little crestfallen.
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I bought that one just for Super Mario Wii last christmas, and i was upset about that too. I was Tearing the top of it off cause it wouldnt open, and the frame was there, but no hardware :/
It still downloads games from the wii store, but gamecube games aren't compatible...
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I'm guessing you have the Wii Family Edition, which unfortunately is the new evil one without GCN compatibility. =(

As far as I'm aware, the Family Edition models are the only models that forgo GCN compatibility. The MKWii bundle is GCN compatible.
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I'm guessing you have the Wii Family Edition, which unfortunately is the new evil one without GCN compatibility. =(

As far as I'm aware, the Family Edition models are the only models that forgo GCN compatibility. The MKWii bundle is GCN compatible.

Maybe I could exchange my current one for one from that Bundle?
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II The Pyro II
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I'm guessing you have the Wii Family Edition, which unfortunately is the new evil one without GCN compatibility. =(

As far as I'm aware, the Family Edition models are the only models that forgo GCN compatibility. The MKWii bundle is GCN compatible.

Maybe I could exchange my current one for one from that Bundle?
You might be able to take it back and return it for a different model. That'll depend on the store though. The backwards compatible model is out of production altogether I believe.
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After a certain time, they stopped producing Wii's all together that had backwards compatibility. I think it was shortly after the black one dropped?

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