Going against the urge of waiting a year after a console’s release, I’ve actually put in a pre-order for a Nintendo Wii. I got to see it in action on Saturday at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre and although I didn’t have a go it was enough to convince me. That and the $600 in vouchers from Myer. When ordering I got to see exactly what the vouchers are (thanks Chris):
- 8 x $15 off your choice of Wii Game
- 3 x Purchase 2 Games and get 20% off
- 2 x $15 off Controller
- 1 x $250 off Samsung Plasma or LCD TV
- 1 x $100 Home Theatre
- 1 x $20 off DS Lite
Apparently this is similar to the EB Games VIP Card if you pre-order there, but they also give you a bag.
Ben at work gave me a tip that a wiimote is bundled in with the Wii Play game, so if you buy that you’re only really paying $10 extra for the game. It went straight on to my list.
I’m looking forward to taking it to Christmas and watching my Mum play tennis on it. I’m hoping I can convince her to play. I think that will be the appeal of the console – people understand physical maneuvers more than pushing buttons.