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Get Your Wii While You Can!

The geek world has shifted its gaze from the iPhone to video games and consoles this week with the E3 conference and the announcements of cool new games like Wii Fit, which hopes to capitalize on the cardio gaming craze as well as the popularity of the Wii. Released in December 2006, the Wii had people standing in line, buying it off eBay and Craigslist and inciting general hysteria with gamers. While the fervor has calmed down, some people still haven't gotten their fingers on it and word is, it could get worse.

The New York Times reported that Nintendo expects that the Wii console will continue to be in short supply, while Sony said it is already seeing increased sales of its PlayStation 3 after announcing a price cut Monday. Reggie Fils-Aime, who is the president of Nintendo of America, said Wii has not only been a success in terms of sales, but in Wii households one in eight men over 50 regularly use the console. He said that was a first in video-game history.

All I know is, if you want one, you better get it before the holiday rush. No one wants to get caught in that.

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beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
i love how many age groups the wii is being used by! the wii fit game would be used my mom if i bring mine to her house, i'm sure!
katygirlthing katygirlthing 8 years
i got my wii yesterday and i wont regret it! its amazing!
Ssugggar Ssugggar 8 years
i want both ! but the wii is so much fun to play . bowling is my fav ! (on my friends of course)
lintacious lintacious 8 years
"What about games like Halo and others that have massive online multiplayer options? That's a little more social! " Social in a different way. Whenever someone logs onto World of Warcraft they are, technically, socializing with a bgillion people all over the world; but in real life they are probably ostracized for their in-game achievements. I meant that the wii is social in that it brings people together to interact in a real life setting. It's not just you in your room on a friday night talking to your little online friends.
lintacious lintacious 8 years
"What about games like Halo and others that have massive online multiplayer options? That's a little more social! "Social in a different way. Whenever someone logs onto World of Warcraft they are, technically, socializing with a bgillion people all over the world; but in real life they are probably ostracized for their in-game achievements. I meant that the wii is social in that it brings people together to interact in a real life setting. It's not just you in your room on a friday night talking to your little online friends.
Phasekitty Phasekitty 8 years
I love my Wii, too. My bf and I waited for a few months after the holidays, thinking it would be easier to get. We eventually got sick of it and after a few early morning Target lines we finally got our hands on it. It's insane that 6 months later people are still lining up at Target at 6:30AM every Sunday!
hokie-girl hokie-girl 8 years
I love my Wii. This is the first video game console that I have actually gotten in to. The games are fun and when we have friends over, it can turn into a pretty fun game night. I am so excited for the WiiFit to come out. That will definitely be a nice addition to my current workout program.
desodaro desodaro 8 years
I still want a Wii...but really, I think thats amazing about the over 50 market!
boredatwork boredatwork 8 years
the price cut of the PS3 got my husband's attention. we traded in our Wii for it, essentially - primarily for the BluRay DVD player. movies are heaven on it...i'm sad to say we're kind of over the Wii, at least if it's just the two of us playing.
lintacious lintacious 8 years
i think the wii is absolutely amazing for a video game system. it shouldnt even be clumped in the genre of consoles anymore because it is definitely taking a different direction than sony and microsoft. the wii does not care about providing such detail graphics that geek boys geek off to it alone on friday nights. the wii is trying to make gaming incorporate socialization, instead of ostracize it. no one wants to sit there watching their friend play final fantasy, but playing bowling with them is completely different. however, for those who prefer video gaming to friends, bowling is boring by yourself, whereas rpg's are definitely individual entertainers.
lintacious lintacious 8 years
i think the wii is absolutely amazing for a video game system. it shouldnt even be clumped in the genre of consoles anymore because it is definitely taking a different direction than sony and microsoft.the wii does not care about providing such detail graphics that geek boys geek off to it alone on friday nights. the wii is trying to make gaming incorporate socialization, instead of ostracize it. no one wants to sit there watching their friend play final fantasy, but playing bowling with them is completely different. however, for those who prefer video gaming to friends, bowling is boring by yourself, whereas rpg's are definitely individual entertainers.
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