I decided about a month ago that the Wii was the gift that would give our family some fun time together without the TV (so to speak). I can't believe how brilliantly the Wii has captured such a wide demographic swath. I would NEVER consider the XBOX or Playstation because honestly, I'm just not a gamer and I don't want to waste time "getting to level 28 and achieving GodMode" or whatever you call it these days.
However, my belief about the Wii is that my entire family including 2 sub-5 year olds will be able to go bowling together , play golf together, and generally just have fun together on less complicated "short term" games. I find this so fascinating...that the other game boxes probably have simple games, etc...yet I have no intent on getting them whatsoever.
The Nintendo folks have done a marvelous job positioning this game box and the complete sell out all over the globe is a testament to that. It seems that I and the rest of the world want one this XMAS. I'm on the hunt and will probably end up lining up outside a store somewhere in the next few weeks.
Some local outlets got inventory today but it did require staking out a spot to get one. Oh well, I'll stay on the hunt and stay in awe of the Wii-Licious job of branding/marketing/positioning that Nintendo has done.