Since the Wii came out, I wanted one. I just loved the idea that the kids could get up and play their games, thereby adding a little exercise into their day. I kept hearing how "awesome" the Wii is and how it's simply a must have for any family who likes gaming.
Well, the kids got one for Christmas from their Dad. As far as having to get up and move around, it's superb. I give it a total A+. After that one amazing fact, it completely sucks.
It's difficult to use that stupid wireless remote. Gawd help you if you have to enter letters from their point and click qwerty keyboard cause it will take you 5 months and for the love of all things holy, if you want to keep your hair, don't you dare try passwords. Cause they come up as " *** " and if you have no idea which letter it actually entered you will be there all freaking year.
You can't play movie discs in it, it doesn't play music discs, it doesn't do ANYTHING else except for a few meager things like get on the internet and shop at the Wii store. To get on the internet you have to spend ANOTHER $20 on an adapter to connect it to the internet and that's if you can even find the darn thing.
On the other side of this.......the Xbox 360, which the kids got last Christmas from my parents literally does everything. It comes with an ethernet port at no extra cost. It connects to your pc with the click of a button so that you can watch your media from your pc on your tv without having to download anything else or paying anything else. You just need an ethernet cable. You can watch movies on Netflix without losing any quality at all. You can watch DVD and listen to music cd's as well. Just by simply putting them in and clicking a button. It's a simple, easy to use, easy to understand system. Period.
If *I* had bought the Wii, I'd take it back and get another Xbox360. Since I didn't, I'll enjoy the fact that the kids have to get up to play games and wait for XBox to develop the same technology. I predict that once Xbox has the same ability with the remotes, Wii will need to revamp their entire system and add quite a few perks to sell anymore. For me, i've seen enough to know I'll just be sticking with my XBox. Thank you Microsoft!