As a family-centric console, it is clear that the Nintendo Wii– unlike the Ps3 or Xbox 360 – is living up to expectations. This is the system I need to buy for my daughter. I didn’t even try yesterday but I assume that more shipments are forthcoming soon enough.
Intuitive, physical control. As opposed to buttons galore. As soon as I heard of the Wii I knew that this was going to change the rules. Complaints from some quarters about the console’s horsepower are just missing the point.
Sigh. Digging up $250 is going to be a challenge. But I see this as a teaching and learning tool, not just a game console. Combining physical motion with hand eye coordination with fast thinking with reaction times… it’s like the holy grail of child brain stimulation.