People can point to the incredible amount of units sold by the Nintendo all they like. They can assume the sales mean the console doesn't suck. They would all be wrong.
Let's be clear for a moment. Over a million sold doesn't mean over a million satisfied. Once the novelty of the system wears thin, people will recognize the Wii for what it is:
A $250 dust collector.
My proof? Well, my girlfriend, of course. Falling into the hype of the Nintendo Wii and how well they sell, my girlfriend went out and bought the console the second Best Buy had it in stock.
The next few days were a series of giggles and "Oh! That's so cute!" until it eventually dwindled down to the disconnected pile of nothingness that it is on her shelf.
Sure, creating a few Mii characters is a blast. Wii Sports is a really fun way to pass some time, and Mario Kart is great. But it all gets old. Especially when the console is on a shelf between a Playstation 3 and and XBox 360.
I'm not impressed with shovelware. I'm not going to drop my jaw in amazement every time my virtual character moves on screen in accordance with my hand motions. It doesn't matter.
In the end, I had a console that was fun for about an hour when a friend or two came over and wanted to see what the big idea was about. Mario Kart got some laughs for an hour, and proved to be exciting and challenging for newcomers to the Wii.
But when it wore off, the general consensus was, "Okay, enough of this. Pop in Call of Duty."
So cut it out, fanboys. Stop trying to pretend that the Wii belongs in the same breath as a next-gen console. You're not on Nintendo's marketing team, and you receive no percentage of the profits. It shouldn't matter how well the console sells.
How happii does it reallii make you?
Okay, you can continue