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    What 2nd hand games console?

    Apart from playing on my grandkids' Wii, I know nothing about games consoles. We've just bought a small villa in Portugal that we plan to rent out and I thought a games console might go down well. I only want to spend a few pound on an Ebay item that maybe has a few games thrown in.

    Any thoughts please?

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    Well it's got to be either a Wii, Xbox, or PS3 as anything else will probably be left gathering dust. Game & Gamestation sell second hand units. They sell second hand games as well. What's the electricity output in Portugal? Is it the same as us with same plugs?

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    Same mains voltages but different plug. I've got loads of adapters.

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    Something like a Wii would go down well but make sure anything like that is written into an inventory (You know that I'm sure!)


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    I'd go for the Wii personally. Nintendo seem to specialise, and do rather well, in quick simple, 2 seconds to learn, fun, group orientated games. The type of thing I'd be looking to play with my family if the rain came down whilest on holiday. Can't say I see much attraction in going on holiday abroad and spending my time in the villa completing the latest Quake/Medal of Honor/Halo game.

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    It's a shame you were not tat the replay expo this weekend. Many hundreds of consoles for sale complete with games for not a lot cash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    I'd go for the Wii personally. Nintendo seem to specialise, and do rather well, in quick simple, 2 seconds to learn, fun, group orientated games. The type of thing I'd be looking to play with my family if the rain came down whilest on holiday. Can't say I see much attraction in going on holiday abroad and spending my time in the villa completing the latest Quake/Medal of Honor/Halo game.
    Id take that one furthur and say I wouldnt fancy going on holiday to portugal and playing a games console full stop!

    Leave them a list of things to do instead. And a bucket and Spade..

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    Id take that one furthur and say I wouldnt fancy going on holiday to portugal and playing a games console full stop!

    Leave them a list of things to do instead. And a bucket and Spade..
    Doesn't keep the kids entertained in the evening though does it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Doesn't keep the kids entertained in the evening though does it?
    Deck of cards, Monopoly, Hide and Seek, Triple helping of Calpol?

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    Often in the summer, parents want to get the kids out of the sun for a bit. If they are busy paying games then they're not wrecking the furniture!

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