What Do Nintendo Consoles Look Like After A House Fire?

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Time to find out. Go Nintendo reader PsyduckWarrior owned a Game Boy Advance and a Wii. Or, he did, until a house fire took away the bulk of his and his family's material possessions.

Along with losing the house, their stuff and even their pets, he also lost a treasure trove of Nintendo swag, like every Nintendo console (including a Virtual Boy) and around 250 games. His mum lost a Wii and a DS as well. You can see the remains of the Wii above, while the GBA below fared slightly better, in that it doesn't look like something that belongs in a Fallout 3 commercial.

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Sucks the world is down one VIrtual Boy, but there's a silver lining in this storm cloud of a family tragedy: because the family didn't have insurance, Nintendo sent out new, replacement consoles in the form of a GBA and a Wii.

GoNintendo ‘End of day' thoughts - Nintendo customer service at its best: Family suffers house fire, Nintendo steps in to replace lost Nintendo items [GoNintendo]

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Well, in the original article, the pets are a scorpion and a cat, I can see the scorpion not standing a chance, and the cat probably coudn't get out of a locked house anymore than you or I could if we were that size and had no opposable thumbs. Not all states/countries require home insurance. The article doesn't state where they live, but they may even be from another anglo country (chances are American). Here in Florida you can't get insured anymore if you live by the coast: If you can afford beachfront property, you can afford to rebuild when a hurricane rips your house to shreds.

Shouldn't judge if you don't know why they don't have insurance.