Conclusion: While it's relatively inexpensive and perhaps even more innovative than competing consoles, the Nintendo Wii is best for families with small children, or those who like to game in groups. For everyone else, be an adult and get an adult console.
Pros: Easy to use and understand. Innovative gameplay. Great for families, large groups, and non-gamers. Requires more physical activity than typical video gaming.
Cons: Poor graphics, especially on large-screen HDTVs. Controller style can be irritating, depending on the game. Doesn't play DVDs.
Excerpt: What is the point about the Wii, a console out 3 years ago? I think this is the question that many of you will arise and to which you must answer before proceeding. The first reason is that it continues to be advertised, therefore continues to be presented to an audience whose only reference point...
Summary: The Nintendo Wii Game Console is all the rage, but it's not about the high definition graphics. What everyone is getting so excited about is the gameplay. This game console literally puts you in the game. It's a tremendous amount of fun, especially with two or more players.
Summary: In November 2006, Nintendo released its fifth-generation console, the Wii. The video game company took a major risk when it eschewed graphical power and groundbreaking online capabilities for gameplay and control innovations.
Conclusion: Serious gaming enthusiasts can subtract about 0.2-0.5 points from our official review score for the first six months. But come late 2007, you can add that back and then some. A fantastic effort that you’ll have to try firsthand to believe, the Wii finally sees Nintendo return to form.