It's basically a GameCube with a fancy controller.
I disagree. I enjoy mine quite a bit. People certainly aren't goin ape$hit like this for PS3 and 3-$hitty.
The Wii is fun. It's a nice thing to have at a party as well. It's a crowd pleaser. And the controller is the whole thing. Without that, it's not in high demand like it is. It's genius really. It's a much less powerful system than the PS3 or XBOX360...but it's much more popular.
Speaking of the Xbox...how many of you guys have had troubles with yours?
A friend of mine at Slacker's was telling me around 35% of them have to go "in the shop" because they broke. I also read a blog of a guy who is on his 5th Xbox already because they have all broken. That's crazy.
Yes, everyone I know who has one has theirs "in the shop." Hmmm... release a flawed product knowingly? Let the public do your beta-testing?