Thursday, January 03, 2008

Top Stuff from 2007 - #7 Nintendo's Wii

Top Stuff from 2007 #7

The Rise of the Wii

Nintendo Wii
Nintendo's WII stormed in front of the Xbox 360 and Sony Playstation 3 in 2007. While there haven't been any exclusive games for the WII that has caused much of a stir in terms of their scores, the game system itself has gotten young and old off their duffs and swinging controllers wildly through the air. (Actually, I don't know what is so unique about Xbox controllers have been flying through the air with the greatest ease for some time now, but I guess they weren't designed to be).
Anyway, WII managed a reported 350,000 units during the last week of November 2007 (the big Christmas shopping kick-off week). That was some 40k more units sold more than the Xbox360 and we won't even mention the third-place running PS3 numbers (pssst they are between 150k and 200k). Wii's were in big demand for the holidays and many kids (and adults) were saddened at the lump of coals they got instead.

The WII certainly doesn't match either the Xbox360 or Playstation 3 in terms of graphics, but graphics aren't everything. The WII is flat-out a blast to play. and it's not very often that you can combine your Christmas list with your New Years resolution to burn away some excess pounds. Getting and playing the Nintendo Wii can do just that for you and that's good stuff!
More Top Stuff coming soon...

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