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Top 5 reasons why the Nintendo Wii is worth it

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I’ve finally come to the conclusion that the Nintendo Wii is the ultimate gaming console of choice compared to the XBOX 360 and PS3 – in lieu of my tastes with video games. Here are the reasons:

  • The Wii complements / replaces your gym membership. After playing tennis, bowling and baseball for more than 40 minutes, I was literally tired from swinging the controller simulating the real thing.
  • You won’t have a hard time selling the idea of a console to non-gamers in the family. A living room with 4 controllers makes for a good game of doubles in tennis. A game of bowling has never been more fun in your very own living room. You can simulate the entire experience of being in a real bowling alley with chips, drinks, music and gab while waiting for the next guy’s turn to bowl.
  • The roll out for the online store, additional information channels (news, weather, etc) is still in the works and they look promising. There is also a virtual “Mii” world as well as a SD/MC card reader for viewing and editing pictures.
  • You can play Nintendo Gamecube games on the Wii, as well as attach the old skool Gamecube controllers if you are after the “traditional way” of playing games.
  • It is so darn cheap at $250.00. Controllers cost $60.00 a piece ($40 for Wiimote and $20 for nunchuck). Games are $50.00 a pop. Nintendo supposedly includes a one year international warranty also.

Update: The Wii is now cheaper at only $200.00 and will come in a variety of colors. The Wiimote strap can also be replaced to something sturdier. Just call Nintendo customer service. Eat your heart out PS3!

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

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