Not to beat the whole Wii thing to death, but Epic president Mike Capp was recently interviewed by IGN (these comments are in Part 4):"
IGN: What do you think of the Wii and Nintendo's…
IGN: (laughter) I know! I think the same thing! It's like, "Come on, why are you buying this system?!"
Capps: I know. I've got one.
IGN: Everybody does! Bring it out at parties and everyone's like, "Oh it's a Wii!"
Capps: Part of it's being cheap. I think it's a, I mean, so two things: first of all, great credit to them. The first time I played a videogame with my parents – aging myself a bit – was on Atari 2600. The next time I played a videogame with my parents, 25 years later or whatever, was Wii Tennis. So it's about bringing people together, families, Thanksgiving, all that. I think it's kind of like a weird virus because I have not yet found a reason to play with my Wii since then.
And yeah, this is pretty much exactly how I feel about the Wii.
"It's a virus where you buy it and you play it with your friends and they're like, "Oh my God that's so cool, I'm gonna go buy it." So you stop playing it after two months, but they buy it and they stop playing it after two months but they've showed it to someone else who then go out and buy it and so on," Capps told IGN.
"Everyone I know bought one and nobody turns it on. Obviously there's a class of people who really love it and enjoy it and are getting into the games but I'm still waiting for that one game that makes me play it."
That's exactly what happened in my house. My kids couldn't care less about the Wii, and it just sits there next to the TV, gathering dust.