While Americans still wait to get adequate supplies of Wii’s, Australians have actually had a steady supply since launch. A number of my friends got Wii’s when they first went on sale here (December 7th 2007), are now, only a couple months later, trying to offload them. The reason sighted by most is the lack of use the console receives, something that could easily be attributed to a lack of good games.
Those Wii Fanboys may argue differently, but given that Wii Sports (the free game that ships with the console) is probably the most played game on the Wii, that speaks volumes about the other available titles.
So your probably wondering why I would want to snap up a Wii at this point. As a blogger / podcaster that often covers gaming news, I felt it important to be across developments in the Wii arena. If I come across a PS3 cheap, or if Home lives up to expectations, I’ll grab a PS3 for the same reason.
The Wii has also become well known for being the drinking console of choice. I fell this is where the Wii’s strength is, to play with friends for short periods of time. The physical movement-related controller scheme does not blend itself well to long gaming sessions. I remember last year spending 6 to 8 hour blocks of time in front of Halo 3 and Assassin’s Creed, I would not like to do that on the Wii.
I look forward to some really fun short bursts of gaming on the Wii and you can look forward to much more Wii coverage from techAU.