I bought my son a Wii for Christmas. I work for a Japanese company so mine wasnt hard to come by.
I will say Im not a big video game player but this system has taken playing video games to a new level. I seen a guitar hero thread in this forum and Wii has a version which is coming out. The sports is sweet and so is the Tiger Woods. My son has the classic Rampage game and with these controllers its actually a workout! The Wii play game is very cool also plus you get a controller with it for $50. Capcom is making a new Resident Evil game exclusive for the Wii console which takes advantage of the one of a kind controllers. Resident Evil is the only game I ever really got into that wasnt sports related in the past 10 years, so Im really excited.