Just bought a Wii for the kids..

Just picked up a Wii ($250) at Toys R Us for the kids..

Are any of the adult games any good? (Call of Duty? Far Cry? etc.)

I usually only play PC online games, so console is brand new to me.

Please recommend a good adult violent shootem up game for me!


Call of Duty got the best reviews out of the FPSes released so far.

Zelda, Madden, Excite Truck, Call of Duty

I was surprised by how good Excite Truck turned out. Really fun game.

I'm going to set up the Wii tonight.. so I can surprize the kids tomorrow - looking forward to it.

Are you guys happy with the Wii so far? I know it's no PS3 or XBOX360, but for $250 is it fun?

I like Red Steel. The controls take a while to get used to, but once you get going it adds a lot to the gameplay. I've only played the first few missions so far, but so far I like it better than Call of Duty 3.

Just got done playing the free games that came with the console - Some random thoughts:

this thing is neat!

I'm diggin' the wireless motion directional detection controller. Pretty cool and easy to learn..

The tennis game is really gun, although a bit cartoony..

Not so sure about the baseball, but the golf is fun too..

my arm is tired..

I figure I can just flick my wrist instead..

My kids were going crazy!

They were swinging for the fences!

I had to make sure they had the strap on really tight - I keep imagining them chucking the controller across the room..

Just before I picked this up, I was at Best Buy.. they had several PS3's in stock - $599!


The 360 looked really nice too..

I've been PC gaming (internet) for so long, I had no idea how far console gaming has progressed..

Still not sure if console controllers can top my keyboard/mouse for first person shooters..


Trauma Center was great on the DS, You should check it out on the wii if you havn't played it.

Wii Rules Japan in 2006

Nintendo takes top honors in next generation race.

by Anoop Gantayat

January 9, 2007 - Despite promises of a million systems at Japanese retail by the end of 2006, Japanese publisher Enterbrain reports today that Sony has managed to sell just 466,716 PS3 units to Japan. This figure covers the period from the Japanese launch on 11/11 to the end of the year.

In comparison, Enterbrain reports that Nintendo managed to sell 989,118 Wii units from the 12/2 launch to the end of the year, with the number quickly jumping over the million mark for a total of 1,135,671 units by 1/7.

The firm didn't provide 2006 results for the Xbox 360, but did list the system as having sold a total of 290,467 units total from its 12/10/2005 launch to the end of 2006. In particular, spurred by the release of Blue Dragon, Microsoft managed to sell 99,798 360 units in December 2006 alone -- the highest month ever for the system (yes, that includes the launch).

Portable gaming has been Japan's big star over the past couple of years. Enterbrain reports total Japanese DS and DS Lite sales from 2004 until the end of 2006 as 13,950,000 units. The PSP, while nowhere near the DS, has managed a respectible 4,510,000 units since its launch.

In the case of the Wii, IGN has had trouble finding a system since launch, making today's reports of a million plus Wiis sold to Japanese consumers all the more impressive.

The PS3, on the other hand, has been readily available since the New Year began. We were able to find a used 60 gig unit today at a major retail for $50 less than the new selling price. This would suggest that the lack of sales is due to more than just supply constraints.

Dude, if you've never had a Gamecube then you should be spending most of your Wii budget on all the awesome Gamecube games that are available for $20 (or $10 used). Which ones have you tried so far?

1 must-have: Super Smash Brothers Melee

Resident Evil 4, Tales of Symphonia, Metroid Prime, Chibi-Robo, Harvest Moon, Zelda: Windwaker, Paper Mario and the Thousand Year Door.

And since the Wii Classic Controller has to be plugged into the Wiimote, it's not as convenient as a real wireless controller. So for the downloadable Virtual Console games and Gamecube games, a wireless Gamecube controller plugged into the top of the Wii works fine.

what's "vitual console" ?

I've seen that many times.. are they "old" games?

"Virtual Console" means an emulator. So it's all the old console games that the Wii can play - NES, SNES, N64, Sega Genesis, and Turbografx16.

But you have to pay for each download, $5.00 per NES game, I think $6.00 for SNES, Genesis, or Turbografx, and the only N64 game so far costs $10.00

Are there wii kiosks in stores? I haven't seen any in the stores I've been to, I wanted to try the wii out before I bought one.

"you will love zelda. i beat it in like 65 hours while consulting the internet very often for help"

I beat it in 55 with no help. Not complete though (I finished the story line but didn't complete all the side missions or get every object, like the magic armor).