I have been a huge Nintendo fan since they released the "Nintendo Entertainment System" back in 1985. Now I was born in 1984, so as you can see I grew up with Nintendo. Sure, I loved Sega too.. but Nintendo just always had something special about it.
I waited 12+ hours in line on launch day for the Wii, and it was well worth it. The Wii is just amazing, to sum it up. It's small & sleek, it's VERY affordable, but most importantly it's extremely fun.
This is without a doubt the ULTIMATE Nintendo system. Besides playing a lot of fantastic (and future fantastic) games on the Wii, you have access to the Virtual Console. The Virtual Console lets you download (for a price, of course) games from NES, SNES, Genesis, Turbografx 16, Nintendo 64 and even the NeoGeo! Currently, there are about 200 games available to download with some amazing titles such as "Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past" "Star Fox 64" "Mario Kart 64" "Super Metroid" "Sonic the Hedgehog 2"..in fact, let me stop because the next 2-3 paragraphs will be nothing but game recommendations!
Besides playing retro games, the current available games are fantastic. Games like Super Mario Galaxy & Metroid Prime 3: Corruption are a MUST for any Wii owner to play. Other games such as Zack & Wiki, Super Paper Mario, and Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess are also to be played.
For $250, you get the Wii Console that comes with 1 Wii Remote, 1 Nunchuk and a copy of Wii Sports. Wii Sports has to be one of the funnest games I've ever played. The motion in that game is nearly spot on and you really do feel as if you were at the Bowling Alley, or on a Tennis Court. Try Wii Boxing for an hour and you WILL feel it in the morning!
The console is also Wi-Fi ready, so getting your Wii online is simple. There's only a few online games right now, but more importantly you get to send messages to your friends who have Wiis. You also get to exchange Miis (basically, user created avatars..but with bodies! VERY fun to make!). You get access to the Wii Shop Channel (to buy the retro games!), you get to check the Weather AND check the News!
All of this for $250. Is this crazy or what?
Folks, there's a reason why this is such a hot item. There's a reason it's so hard to find. It's affordable, it's fun, and it's very much worth it.
Try it. Find someone who has one and just TRY it. Seriously. You don't have to like video games to enjoy the Wii, that's the best part of it all. You owe it to yourself to at least try this, so please, go out and find someone with a Wii and play Wii Sports with them. You WILL fall in love!