As I wrote yesterday, I picked up a Nintendo Wii for the kids for the dog days of summer. I finally got a chance to play with it (along with the kids) and it is AWESOME! Having owned an Xbox, PS2, GameCube and other consoles, I didn’t know what the big deal was with the Wii but now that I’ve got one, I’m HOOKED!
The wireless remote game controller is great! The Wii comes with a group of sports games: Baseball, Golf, Boxing, Bowling. I played Boxing for about 30 mintues. I was SWEATING intensely as I went round after round with computer generated boxers, each one more robust than the last!
The gaming action is “life-like” so that you have to physically be involved in the activity. With the boxing game, you literally bob, weave, stick and jab. You can even throw a little dirty punch now and then so it’s the best thing next to real life!
I had finished at 2.5 hour work out at the gym and was a little tired but after playing the Wii, I was exhausted! My arms were so sore from throwing punches that the workout seemed like a cakewalk!
The kids loved bowling, golf and baseball and I enjoyed those as well but boxing was my favorite.
A wonderful benefit from this toy is that it might actually help me lose weight. I’m addicted to the boxing game and you really work up a sweat playing it. My son has worked up a sweat playing baseball as I write this post!
Considering that the Wii is $249, it is a great value in my opinion.Â Compare/contrast this with XBOX 360 and PS3 coming in at $700 value, I can finally understand why PS3 is doing so horribly in the market.
The Wii is AWESOME!