16 Oct 2009

Unpacking the Nintendo Wii

Our Nintendo Wii console finally arrived yesterday. I had bought the Nintendo Wii Console with Wii Sports + Wii Sports Resort and Motion Plus Controller (Wii) from Amazon UK for only £179.99. It is a present for my daughter who celebrating her birthday soon and as a reward for doing great at school.

For your information, Amazon has slashed prices of the Wii like crazy. The normal pack that comes with Wii sports is now only £139.99 (from £179.99). I took advantage of this great deal which includes the new Sports Resort game which comes with the Motion Plus Controller. Plus I also get two other games for free. That's savings of more than £60.

Unpacking was like opening a babushka doll - there was box after box inside.

First box
Wii01

Second box
Wii02

Third box
Wii03

And two more boxes inside
Wii04

Not very eco-friendly I guess but I am so happy on finally getting my hands on the Wii that I don't really care much. Some hard core gamers to get the XBox or the PS3 but I want something the whole family can play together with and I can now understand why the Nintendo Wii appeals so much to families. It is something that brings the whole family and friends together, something that you can play along with your kids and still enjoy and it has in fact brought the game console out into the living room.

However, there is some bad news. I was supposed to choose two games for free and I had selected Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes (Wii) and FIFA 10 (Wii). But somehow while going back and forth, I must have unchecked them or something, I obviously didn't add them when I checked out. I only realised it today and I was like "where are my 2 free games" and found that they were not on my receipt either. I have emailed Amazon's customer service and am waiting to see what they say.

The Wii MotionPlus accessory which attaches to the end of the Wii Remote totally blew me away. And according to Nintendo "allows for more comprehensive tracking of a player's arm position and orientation providing players with an unmatched level of precision and immersion". I totally agree.

Anyway, now on my shopping list:

What are your favourite games on the Nintendo Wii?

1 comment:

More Gizmo said...

oh man, i always wanted a wii console...guess it's too expensive here in Malaysia. Have to wait a little bit more or upgrade my TV set first.

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