Wii Dev Kit on eBay for $1200

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Say you love the Wii, really love the Wii. Maybe you'd spend an extra grand or so to secure the bestest Wii in all the land and buy this dev kit on eBay.

Normally available exclusively to licensed developers direct from Nintendo, a dev kit could facilitate the development of your own games. Great, right? But if that's not your thing, then the green-faceplated machine is probably a pass since, from what we understand, the Wii Dev Kit can't play final retail games. What about homebrew and backups? You're on your own with that stuff, though this thread has some decent background on the matter. Do any real Wii devs in the audience care to elaborate on that topic? [eBay via GoNintendo]