Those crafty Japanese will get you, one way or another...
I recently gave way to pester power, and bought a Wii. My little princess has had a DS Lite with R4DS adaptor for two or three years. And a GBA before that.
I have to say that I've not had so much fun with somebody else (with my clothes on) since Worms PC came out. Aahh, the joyful memories of kicking the crap out of / shooting / blowing up your mates / family members / loved ones never fade!
Since buying the latest Wii version, I have jailbroken it with the Wii Hack Pack, installed the Homebrew channel, and installed the DVD player software. WTF don't Nintendo just enable all the capabilities of their superb little box of tricks from the word go, and save us from voiding our warranties for the sake of a few extra yen? I have also spent a good few drinking vouchers (that's cash, for our foreign readers) on Nintendo points, and WiiWare goodies.
There's still no arguing that Nintendo have the right ideas, at the right time, and generally at the right price. More power to them. Well, not real power, but you know what I mean.
Perhaps Sony and Microsoft should look more at playability and less at "Ooohh look, 17 squillion triangle explosions, with really good smoke and fragmentation effects"! I have learned from experience, and living opposite a Blockbuster Video outlet, that your average PS3 / XBox / PC fanatic /fanboi hardcore gamers do, in fact, generally look like lonely as fuck teens / twenty somethings with probably few, if any REAL friends, other than their online so-called buddies. Then again, without that kind of dedication, would I have been able to watch a youtube video of some pillock in a wooly hat showing me how to hack my Wii, and taking the time to put it all together? For what? Kudos? Not sure what point I am trying to make there, but there you go... Perhaps just a reminder to myself to try not to generalise! ^_^
FUN! Remember that? Laughter? Getting up off your fat arse and actually moving about for the fun of it, not just walking to the fridge for another beer / choccy bar / lard sandwich?
Just hope it doesn't give me an headache...
And no, I don't work for Nintendo. I work primarily for the benefit of myself and family. My customers, I feel, are just lucky people.
Now, I think I'll have a beer. My fingers are getting dry! (Flicks off feathers)