1. Its Cheap
Damn thing is too cheap, a poor person could afford a $200 console, its about $280, so pretty much anybody can afford one, lower, middle, and upper class...
2. Its Backward Compatible
It costs $10 to buy a N64 game, and even less for Super Nintendo, NES, and Sega games, so pretty much anybody who loves old console games has a reason to buy this piece of crap...
3. Not Enough Consoles At Launch, eg Its freakin Christmas Charlie Brown
4 million Wiis are shipped worldwide by the end of 2006. I heard they will be shipping 70,000 Wiis each week across North America (dont quote me though)
What To Expect
Expect waiting in lines just before a store opens to get one, some stores like Bestbuy will get the most units, some Sears stores will sell Wiis (best place to look for one initially), if you want a later shipment go to best buy.
What I Did
I looked at 2 EB Games, Bestbuy, Wal-Mart, Sears, Toys R' Us, didnt go to Microplay (other side of city), anyway if I go to Bestbuy early on Saturday, and call on Friday to check on shipment I might be able to get one, however I will have to get up mad early, and wait prolly with a million other people for one. I will prolly get the nintendo classic controller, the 480p adapter, Zelda Twilight Princess, for the backward compatible games I'll prolly get all the Zelda games, Final Fantasy Games, and Super Mario Bros games (minus the mini-games). I was gonna get an evga 8800gts, but I will prolly just grab a Wii instead, and get a 8800 card in March.
Its got terrible reviews, and apparently though it might look better, the X-Box 360 is much more user friendly, and the Wii is mad cheap, I'm getting the Wii (backward compatible, cheap), versus the ps3 (has same problems as the ps2), and X-Box 360 is as expensive as a midrange videocard (so Im not gonna bother to get one, upgrade pc instead).
Edited by godless, 24 November 2006 - 10:43 PM.