There is little doubt that the Wii is the most innovative and exciting gaming consoles to arrive on the scene in years.
While the latest generation XBox and PlayStation focus on improved graphics, power and storage space, the Wii focuses its attention on a new style of gameplay.
The Wii focuses on fun, and the type of fun everyone will enjoy. The real attraction of this console is the motion sensitive controls that really immerse the player in the gameplay.
So, depending on what game you are playing you could find yourself leaping around your living room swinging your controller wildly in the air, without giving it a second thought.
For this reason, the Wii is best used in a room where you have a bit of extra space to spare. There have, in fact, been a few Wii-related injuries so be sure to give yourself plenty of room for your antics. For example, leaving that coffee table sitting 'in the line of play' probably is not a good idea.
Gaming has always ben a social experience, but never has it been more so than with the Wii. Whole families can get immersed in the game play for hours. So, the more controllers the better – at least two.
As mentioned, the real attraction with the Wii is the motion sensitive controller which can turn Wii gaming into healthy exercise. Many games require or work better with the Nunchuk controller, so we recommend you add a couple of these to your shopping basket as well.
Finally, make sure you buy a battery recharger and a supply of batteries to keep your controllers going as they go through batteries quickly. Alternately you can buy a custom made charging dock to make sure there are no unwanted interruptions to your gameplay.