I first tried out the Nintendo Wii in mid-2008--playing such games like Wii Sports and Wii Play. It wasn't until Christmas of that same year when I finally came to own a Wii. To be completely honest, I was very impressed with the Wii's ability to detect my movements simply with the flick of the Wii controller.
When I first looked at the console itself, I noticed it was extremely tiny compared to the Playstation 2 or the Xbox 360. At the same time, however, it is much heavier than it looks--as Nintendo made use of every single space they could find in this system. The system itself, however, lacks in the HD graphics given to the Sony Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360.
I've always seemed like the kind of person who couldn't sit still while playing a game--and this system only quenches my thirst to move while playing games. Games like Super Mario Galaxy, Sonic Colors, and Godzilla Unleashed all require me to move my body in order to emerge victorious in the game.
While it is a pleasure to know that this console gives me the ability to interact with my games through movement, older Nintendo fans may be pleased to know that you can insert and play Nintendo GameCube games thanks to the Wii's backwards compatibility with its predecessor. All you need to do this is a GameCube controller, a memory card, and a GameCube game itself. For those of you who want to go even further into Nintendo's past, you have the option to hook up your Nintendo Wii to the Internet and go to the "Wii Shop", where you can buy many old games for the NES, Sega Genesis, Nintendo 64, and much more to add them to the Virtual Console.
Overall the Nintendo Wii is a fantastic home console. Even though its day are numbered and it is about to be replaced by the more powerful Wii U, I cannot tell you how much fun I have had with this console.