How can I safely sell a videogame console?
June 15, 2012 9:55 AM   Subscribe

What do I need to do before selling a videogame console? In this case, specifically a Wii and probably to Best Buy.

So I've had a Wii for a while but it's time to let it go. I've used it to buy DLC and games with a credit card, probably tied it to my email etc. What do I need to do to be safe before trading it in or selling it? Is there a simple way to clear the content entirely? Can I keep game saves data or other content?
posted by 2bucksplus to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
How to format the system memory.
posted by griphus at 10:04 AM on June 15, 2012

As for saving the game saves, see this article. You'll need an SD card, 1 GB or so should be more than enough.
posted by barc0001 at 10:23 AM on June 15, 2012

Before going straight to Best Buy, call them first and other game stores to see who can give you the best deal.
posted by doorsfan at 11:56 AM on June 15, 2012

If you're still playing console games, Gamestop has a 25% extra store credit promotion on traded-in consoles until 6/24/12.
posted by griphus at 12:38 PM on June 15, 2012

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