I’ve been on the hunt for a new Nintendo Wii game console and have not had any luck finding one. So today I got up early and went and stood in line with around 99 other fools at a local Best Buy that was supposed to have some. I was told they opened at 8am, some people were told 9am, but all the employees that were entering the building told us 10am.
I was out there almost 2 1/2 hours when a few Best Buy employees came out and told us that they had 30 Wii’s to sell and that they were going to issue tickets for the first 30 people purchasing a Wii in line. I was person number 31 but thankfully there were a few couples and parents with their kids so I ended up getting ticket number 26. I am now the proud ownder of a Nintendo Wii, or as ticket holder number 29 kept yelling “I’m finally Wii-tarded!”
So far we’ve just played with the Wii Sports game that comes with it but the games are a blast. Nintendo really went after the average gamer and made it a pretty good value. If you go buy an XBox 360 or a PS3 (if you can find one) you are going to spend between $400 – $600 just for the console itself – no games. The Wii is $250 and comes with a game. It also plays all the GameCube games and you can download all of Nintendo’s older games across the internet as well as some games from Sega. Even the controller from the GameCube are suppoed to work with it.Â Nice touch.
Now I just need to pickup a few more Wii-motes and the kids and I can play against each other. Great job Nintendo.