My husband and I originally bought the Wii for two reasons. One, my 8 bit Nintendo (remember those?) has finally died and it was a way to sooth the wound. Secondly, the Wii looked really really cool. Never did we think it would be such a huge source of family entertainment, just like Nintendo said it would be.
In our collection of games, we have Cooking Mama, Wario Ware and Big Brain Academy. All three of those games keep our 5 year old entranced for as long as we'll let her be. And her two little sisters just sit and stare, amazed.
Not that it's just good at keeping the kids away. It's also nice to spend a lazy afternoon going head to head over a fishing pond (Wii Play). Or to box, play golf or any number of things that we wouldn't be able to do otherwise.
Our Wii has also become a staple during our social get togethers. Everyone loves playing it, and since the clean games are just plain fun, there's no trouble finding child-appropriate games that even the adults will love.
The only problem with the Wii : finding them...