Friday, December 08, 2006

Happy Wii Day

So the Wii launched in the UK today. And from me thinking before November that Nintendo would be playing catchup with Sony, it is now apparent that Sony is playing catchup with Nintendo, as thay have had three good launches now and Sony is still yet to ramp up production to meet the needs of people who want one, even though there is little reason for anybody to be buying one now.

Looking at some of the games like Rayman Raving Rabbids (see video) the Wii looks like a lot of fun. I am tempted to get one for that and other reasons, but there is the consideration that the Wii does not do HD output. Nintendo has been launching new Game Boys and then improved versions of the same model for a while now, and that means there is a chance that Nintendo will also be be doing that with the Wii and brining out a new version of the Wii that does HD. And I want a Wii that does HD-out, so I don't know what to do.