Nintendo tried to knock one out of the park with Wii and did not quite get there.
The Nintendo Wii game console is cute, and sits nicely beside, above or below just about any TV configuration you can imagine. You can even mount it to the wall if you so choose. However, the sensor recognition is not always the best, and even though this console was designed to get us lazy people off our butts a little bit more, it can be played from anywhere, even on the couch.
The sensor bar only recognizes you control when you are directly in front of it and has very little side visibility. Some of the games, such as the fishing game in Wii Play, require you to be so close the the sensor, that it isn't much fun at all.
Other than that, this system is a lot of fun. A lot of the games are a little cartoonish, and I hope that nintendo will release some more true to life style games.