Will you buy Nintendo WII??

wii - wii and wiimote!
@Albone (1338)
Italy
December 14, 2006 3:28pm CST
The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun "we," IPA:[wi?]) is a video game console released by Nintendo. The console was previously known by its project code name of Revolution, and is the successor to the Nintendo GameCube. Although the Wii console primarily targets a demographic different to that of Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3, as part of the seventh generation of gaming consoles it competes with the other two on some levels. Satoru Iwata, President of Nintendo, has said "As we've stated before, we're not thinking about fighting Sony, but about how many people we can get to play games. The thing we're thinking about most is not portable systems, consoles, and so-forth, but that we want to get new people playing games."A distinguishing feature of the Wii console is its wireless controller, the Wii Remote, which can be used as a handheld pointing device and can detect motion and rotation in three dimensions. The console also notably features WiiConnect24, which enables it to receive messages and updates over the Internet while consuming very little electrical power. Nintendo first mentioned the console in the 2004 E3 press conference and later unveiled the system at the 2005 E3. Satoru Iwata revealed a prototype of the controller at the September 2005 Tokyo Game Show. In the 2006 E3, the Wii console won the first of several awards. At December 8, 2006, the console completed its launch in three key markets Do you like the new nintendo wii? i think it's not powerful like xbox 360 or ps3, but it has a new philosophy of gaming... and i like zelda and super mario too! So i like it! and i hope to buy it soon!
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@acosjo (1904)
• Canada
15 Dec 06
I think I'm going to get an XBOX360 at some point. I'm really only interested in playing hockey. Do you know if WII will be having a hockey game come out and if so, would it be any good on the WII? Will you have to use those controllers with the cord in between?
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
15 Dec 06
I had hoped I would not have to purchase this new game system, since I have purchased all the others on the market. But, son informed he really wanted this one for his Birthday which is in April. I hope the price goes down by then. He explained how this system was so much better, just like he has explained about all the other ones he owns. I guess it really is a lot different and I am sure he will own it by April. LOL
@zuri25 (2127)
• United States
15 Dec 06
Gaming has gotten out of hand - broken wiimote
Personally, I'm not a video gamer so I wouldn't buy it for myself. However, my fiance and my brother are both gamers, but I still wouldn't buy it for either of them. While the game system is coined as "state of the art" and the actual gaming experience seems rather fun, there has been a lot of negative press surrounding the "wiimote" (the controller). Many people have either been physically injured by the wiimote or have had property damaged as a result of the wrist band breaking and the wiimote flying out of the players hand. Until they fix this problem, I wouldn't want to take the risk of bodily harm or property damage.
@bkwiatv1 (605)
• United States
15 Dec 06
I joined this site to save up for a WII. It may take a little bit but it will work.
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@KHyuga (1700)
• Singapore
15 Dec 06
Well, I hope you will reach your target sooner rather than later. :)
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@serpico (209)
• Brazil
15 Dec 06
no, i won't buy ANY next gen console, pc's games are less but has better graphics, so i will buy a geforce 8800 gtx :)
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@Albone (1338)
• Italy
15 Dec 06
it's a good choice :) but i don't like actual videogames... i think they're too realistic and they don't amaze me... so i prefer to buy a console that is a little bit powerful than ps2 or xbox, but that ensure me funny games and original things like a new gamestyle. And it seems that Wii could do this :)
• Pakistan
15 Dec 06
i had super nintendo back few years and that was a great gaming console but after sony introduced playstation brand i almost forgot the name of nintndo but now they have also released this new gaming console which looks cool not like some gaming consoles inbetween wii and super nintendo released i will try to buy wii because i loved super nintendo hope its as good as atleast playstation 3
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• United States
15 Dec 06
I'm a big fan of nintendo because their games and systems focus more on playability than graphics. Plus I have a hard time getting used to the controllers from other systems. I will be getting a Wii as soon as I can get my hands on one. I can't wait to play the new Zelda. The preview is exciting and the game is reviewed to meet the standards of Ocarina of Time.
• United States
14 Dec 06
We are going to buy the Wii as soon as we can get our hands on one. So far we haven't had any real luck. We will not stand outside of a store to get one. So just have to wait until we come across one. Which is hopefully soon cause both my husband and I really want to play it.
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@Albone (1338)
• Italy
14 Dec 06
i wisited some store but i didn't find anyone... maybe because i live in a not so big city... but i won't go crazy if i won't find it!
• United States
15 Dec 06
I will probably buy the Xbox 360. I think its price is good. halo 3 also comes out for the 360. I like the Wii for its controller. The PS 3 doesnt really have all that much for its price. (except for resolution) The best price to quality ratio.
@yarntales (639)
• United States
15 Dec 06
I might. I'm really not sure though. I have a daughter who would like one. She may have gotten one for CHristmas if they had been available. I am not a good enough mother do have stood in line for a day or so to get one.
• United States
15 Dec 06
It would be nice to have one but we are not video game finatics so we probably wont be getting one anytime in the near future. I like the virtual reality of it though.
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@scarymary (124)
• United States
15 Dec 06
I'd like to actually play one before I decide if I would stay amused past like, the first couple of hours. heh I know my boyfriend really wants one, and if he doesn't get one for X-mas we'll probably wait awhile until the hype as gone down. [and maybe the price?]
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• United States
15 Dec 06
Not after all the problems people are having with it! Check out www.Wiihaveaproblem.com showing all the broken tvs, glasses, windows and blood - no thanks!
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@pumpkinjam (6879)
• United Kingdom
15 Dec 06
No. I don't really like console games like that and they are far too expensive. I have also heard horrible stories about the Wii where people have got carried away and ended up physically hurting themselves and others while playing the games. If I was goint to have any kind of console, it would be a Nintendo DS because it's about the only thing which seems to have games which aren't all RPGs and shoot 'em ups.
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@dawang (124)
• China
15 Dec 06
yes i am going to get one.
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• United States
15 Dec 06
I am totally going to get a Wii. I mean, full backwards compatibility. Also, those controlers are going to be very fun to learn. Super smash Brothers Brawl online. Thats gonna be wicked fun. And also, its much MUCH cheaper than the X-box 360 and the Play Station 3.
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@fffdile (421)
• Italy
15 Dec 06
I think that i will buy the ps3 on its release in Europe, however I think it's not a good idea to buy these kind of goods as soon as they are released, first because you will pay it less if you can wait some month, second because to get one, you have to go to the market and camp there for days until it's released! I would never do that
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• Italy
15 Dec 06
I won't buy it...I'd like to, but at the moment, no money xD I wish if I could buy it 'cause I'm nintendo fan since i was born..T_T
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• United States
15 Dec 06
no i will not get one after the damage i seen it do to a woman from her boyfriend on the cw 11 morning news
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@netty79 (992)
• Indonesia
15 Dec 06
oh i dont need it..coz dont like to play that game
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15 Dec 06
so I would like to buy it, but I don't have enough any more of money :( may be later
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