Last night, an avid reader of my blog and good friend, PJ3, brought over his Wii (that he bought for his son =P) for us to try out. I have to say that I really like the Wii!!
They weren't kidding when there were reports that you can get some pretty good exercise with the Wii. I can see how people can get strains and injuries playing with the Wii. I also can see how people can get their TV's cracked by flying Wii consoles.
What I really like about the Wii is that they created games that I actually like to play. I never liked the PlayStation/XBox type of consoles and games, the button/action combinations really confuse me, and my timing and coordination sucks. I like certain types of games, and the games where you need to figure out the different button combinations to shoot, slash, jump, roll, fly, etc just doesn't cut it; it simply doesn't appeal to me.
You can tell that Nintendo's really put a lot of thought into designing the gaming console as well as the games. It has made gaming more intuitive. It's fun, it's interactive, and I think it was smart of Nintendo to redo gaming that will appeal to a much wider group.
So, the Wii get two thumbs up from me. I would love to buy a Wii, but it's not so much the financial aspect, but simply I have no time (booooo!) to play with the darn thing. Maybe I will reward myself when I'm done the @#$#@% school.
Some Wii vs. PS3 hilarity. Warning: this may offend some, but if you're not easily offended, take a gander: