Sara and I made a trip to purchase the Wii on Sunday, a day after launch. They were handing out bracelets in the 3 hour line, and we were among the first 10 who didn't get them.
We were bummed, but they told us that there would be more systems Monday.
Well, yesterday, I sauntered in right after they opened and picked up a Wii without waiting in much line at all! For about an hour after I picked up my Wii I couldn't stop smiling. I didn't realize quite how excited I'd gotten about this little game system.
Something about it's new take on gameplay that focuses on making it enjoyable for everyone rather than just "gamers" had me giddy to bring the machine home for the holidays.
I had this image of standing around the tv with our families waving the wiimotes, making noises as they tried to make the game work and laughing as they played.
Well, Sara and I broke the system open last night, and to me it's already worth every penny! Not surprisingly, I love the Wii, but the telling factor is that Sara does too. You can't help but get your whole body involved as you play, and it's a huge amount of fun. We played quite a bit of Wii Tennis last night - here's a clip:
We're saving the other games for the holidays, so that we're not already practiced at them when everyone goes to play for the first time. I can't wait!