"It's no secret that Nintendo's hot selling Wii console is a commercial success and is a big hit with casual gamers. However, it still doesn't seem to have won over the hearts of the hardcore gamers as it's continually dismissed by some as a child's plaything.
Sure enough, those who take genuine interest in the Nintendo Wii are discouraged to get one for fear of being made fun of. If you want a Wii, there's really no reason to be ashamed of it. Its content orientation may differ from traditional consoles, but that doesn't mean it isn't as much fun. We therefore suspect that underneath all that fanboy angst against the Nintendo Wii is a soft spot in the ever hardcore heart. What are the symptoms? Consider these..."