While I enjoy playing video games, the reality is that I hardly ever get around to doing it. My son is still too young to play too much, but I am slowly introducing him to some games - mostly on Nintendo GameCube (Super Mario Striker, and LEGO Start Wars II).
However, all of this talk on latest generation game console from Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo has gotten me interested in upgrading our systems. The first thing you notice while looking at the latest generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony is that they are expensive! XBox 360, when you add a HD and a couple of wireless controllers, costs close to $500. Sony's new PS3 will be around $600. Nintendo's Wii console will retail for $249 with Wii Sports. On price point alone Wii sounds like a winner to me. But what has really gotten me interested on Wii is their new controller with the hand movements for game playback.
I learned yesterday that EBGames would be taking pre-orders for Wii starting this morning. Naively, I arrived to our local EBGames store at 9:58am to reserve a copy. Big mistake - apparently people had been lining up at the store since 6am. Even though it wasn't even 10am yet, the store's official opening time, the store was already sold out.
Bummer. I should have known better. Hopefully I will be able to pick up a Wii once it officially releases in November.