It seems that everywhere you turn; people are talking about the Nintendo Wii. People have been clamouring for this new "Buzz Word" since its release November 2006 but have had one hell of a time getting their hands on it. There's something about little console that could has everyone jonesing for the latest technology, and, why not? It's sleek, sexy, and cool. There's a new level of interaction with games that have never really been there before. On top of that, it's an extremely accessible system to everyone young and old alike. Nintendo also appears to be winning the current generation race. The numbers don't lie. According to the NDP group, Nintendo has shipped 44.9 million units as of December 2008 compared to 28 Million Xbox 360s and 21.3 PS3s.
Josh's take on the Wii:
I wasn't sure what to think about Nintendo's little white system when I picked it up and thought that maybe after spending some time with it, I'd surely understand. When I got it home, I played with it for hours. At first, I thought "Ok. This is pretty awesome". Since then, I've grown so cold to my Wii. I have all three consoles and the one that I use the least is my Wii. The last game I picked up for it was House of the Dead: Overkill. It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed it (Read review here), but, that was the first game I picked up for the Nintendo. The library for the Nintendo Wii is a paltry 7 games compared to the 42 titles for the 360 and 18 for my PS3.
Here's why I'm thinking that gamers should consider dropping their system: