It looks like we will be adding a Wii video game console to our Christmas 06 shopping list this year. While I really enjoy playing video games, time is often scarce and I rarely get time to play. This summer, in the spirit of the soccer world cup, I got my son playing Mario Striker on the Game Cube. Today, Nintendo just announced the Mario Strikers Charged game for the Wii platform with support for special moves for the Wiimote such as holding the Wii controller up to block incoming shots with your hands. This will add a new degree of fun to our game play, and from what I hear the price for the Wii platform will be right - around $170. Much easier to justify than the $600 price tag for the PS3.
Mario Striker is one of the few games that we play in our household, and to my dismay, my 6 years old son is now able to beat me on best of 3 tournaments :-( I thought it would have taken him another 6 to 8 years to be able to do that, oh how wrong I was.