I've long been an avid fan of nintendo, but thats not to say that i am a nintendo fanboy. Personally, what strikes me the most about the wii is the fact, that its true to what it is, and that is a games console. When I buy a games console, I don't expect it to play dvds and cds, thats why i go out and buy a dvd and cd player, also I have to say that the wii has the best exclusives out of the 3 current gen consoles. With games like Mario Galaxy, Mario Kart, Metroid Prime 3, Zelda, Resident Evil 4 and Super Paper Mario, this is a console that iks crying out to the hardcore and not just casual gamer. The fact, that it doesn't play blu-ray etc, is totally fine by me, I'm just happy to get a brand new console for 180 quid. It does everything I want it to for that price. The only fault I find with the console is the ''friend-codes''. They need changing into an equivalent to xbox's ''gamertags''. A brilliant console for such a cheap price.