In a $330 bundle, we got the Wii ($250), an extra remote ($40), and an extra nunchuk ($20)--that's a $310 value! :) But when you factor in free shipping and no sales tax, we actually come out ahead by about five bucks compared to buying it locally. We also ordered a component cable, but it's unclear whether that will be arriving with the package or in a later shipment.
Anyway, DHL says the package will arrive on Friday, in time for a weekend filled with lots of intense tennis & bowling action, not to mention some manic Mii design.
I've been doing a lot of research on games the last few nights, aided by X-Play, Gamespot, IGN, TheWiire, and, of course, the recommendations you folks posted here. Here are the games I'm thinking about, in rough order of priority, for purchase or rental over the first several months:
- Rayman Raving Rabbids - too funny looking to pass up.
- Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz - looks like a similar game to Crash Bandicoot, which we enjoyed a lot on PS1.
- Excite Truck - I've always had a soft spot for arcade racers, though I'd love to see a Grand Tourismo-style game for the Wii someday as well. Like so many things, the wii-mote seems perfect for a driving simulator.
- Super Paper Mario - Wife likes platformers, I like rpg's, so this sounds like a fun game to tide us over until Super Mario Galaxy.
- Mercury Meltdown Revolution - looks like a fun puzzle game, and at only $20 new, it should be very cheap used!
- Warioware: Smooth Moves - Probably a rental candidate, it looks fun to play through at least once.
Actually, "rediscover" might be too strong of a word--but I've never owned a current console before, my only other one being a PS1 that I purchased long after PS2's were on the market. Growing up, I played with my neighbor's NES quite a bit, but at home all I had was my 8088. So this should be fun.