What do people think of Wii?

We're as crazy over the Wii as this rabbid isWii’s U.S. launch draws near (we’re only three days away from Sunday!), and the Nintendo fans are sure getting “Wii-fied” by the minute.

Symptoms include a seemingly never-ending countdown ’til launch day (just don’t go freezing yourself like Cartman did), a barely-can’t-contain-pee-in-your-pants-excitement-bordering-on-Wii -hysteria aura that you just can’t just shake off, and the too-often Freudian slip:

“Can you pass the Wii- I mean, salt, please?”
“May I have some Wiis, errr, peas?”
“I can’t wait to play with my Wii! Uh, I mean, BOARD GAMES (does a “D-oh!” impersonation a la Homer in “The Simpsons“.

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. BBC News interviewed some people who are getting Nintendo’s brand-spanking unit as well, and it seems that they’re anticipating its launch as much as you do. Here are some tidbits:

Kim Lewison, Fort Lupton, Colorado: I am missing four fingers on my left hand and it makes it hard for me to play video games. With the new Wii controllers from what I understand it should be so much easier for me to play…I know this system would allow me to join in the fun with my family.

Mandie Johnson, Duluth, Minnesota: I’m a 25-year-old woman who plans on camping out in order to get a Wii on launch day… I think that the Wii, with its new motion sensing capabilities and familiar seeming remote control design, will prove to be even more irresistible…. My goal this year is to get my grandpa gaming!

Matthew Retzer, Milwaukee: On Sunday, I’ve got some friends and relatives coming over to play the Wii – both gamers and non-gamers. I hope Wii will live up to my expectations and perhaps this time, my parents will “get it”.

Man, we sure can’t agree with them more.

Via BBC News

We're as crazy over the Wii as this rabbid isWii’s U.S. launch draws near (we’re only three days away from Sunday!), and the Nintendo fans are sure getting “Wii-fied” by the minute.

Symptoms include a seemingly never-ending countdown ’til launch day (just don’t go freezing yourself like Cartman did), a barely-can’t-contain-pee-in-your-pants-excitement-bordering-on-Wii -hysteria aura that you just can’t just shake off, and the too-often Freudian slip:

“Can you pass the Wii- I mean, salt, please?”
“May I have some Wiis, errr, peas?”
“I can’t wait to play with my Wii! Uh, I mean, BOARD GAMES (does a “D-oh!” impersonation a la Homer in “The Simpsons“.

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. BBC News interviewed some people who are getting Nintendo’s brand-spanking unit as well, and it seems that they’re anticipating its launch as much as you do. Here are some tidbits:

Kim Lewison, Fort Lupton, Colorado: I am missing four fingers on my left hand and it makes it hard for me to play video games. With the new Wii controllers from what I understand it should be so much easier for me to play…I know this system would allow me to join in the fun with my family.

Mandie Johnson, Duluth, Minnesota: I’m a 25-year-old woman who plans on camping out in order to get a Wii on launch day… I think that the Wii, with its new motion sensing capabilities and familiar seeming remote control design, will prove to be even more irresistible…. My goal this year is to get my grandpa gaming!

Matthew Retzer, Milwaukee: On Sunday, I’ve got some friends and relatives coming over to play the Wii – both gamers and non-gamers. I hope Wii will live up to my expectations and perhaps this time, my parents will “get it”.

Man, we sure can’t agree with them more.

Via BBC News

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