Sometimes we have to stop and smell the roses. I have been a gamer my entire life. The first system I can remember was the Intelivision and Atari 2600. I Have had almost every game system in existence since then. I grew up on Nintendo, Zelda, Metroid, Mario Brothers etc. Since then we have seen flashy systems come and go. Better Graphics, better sound (5.1), high definition, you name it... We asked for it, we got it.... Last week I secured a Playstation 3. Graphics are on par with XBOX 360 from what I see. Yes it is a Blu Ray Player and does a fantastic job in my opinion.... Enter Nintendo Wii. Nintendo has always been a company to take big risks in the Video Game Console business. They again just took a huge risk with the Wii. For one, the Wii has a maximum resolution of 480p. So, High Definition Tv owners will have to settle with Dvd Resolution. Drive capacity looks still to be dvd hence we are limited to 9.5 gigs of data. There is NO High Definition DVD integration to be found like the other 2 consoles, PS3 and XBox 360. Here is the thing folks, for what the Wii lacks in hardware power, it just blows away the competition in game play and simple fun. As most of you know the Wii's heart and soul are based on Motion Sensors. You have a new style motion control in your hand, and the games react to that motion. For instance, with the pre packed Wii Games Disc (tennis, baseball, bowling, etc) you swing the Tennis racquet in your home and the ball reacts to the way you swing. I can slice a ball in real life, and I can swear I'm seeing slice on the screen. In the bowling game one can do a full wind up, and throw some spin on the ball. The more you turn your hand with that spin, the more the ball turns in on the lane, just like real life. This has to be experienced to believe..... When I first heard about the Wii having this brand new, innovative system integrated into the gaming I was really skeptical. I have been in the PS3 camp for the last year, never really giving the Wii any attention. Boy I was wrong. The Wii puts the smile back on my face while playing. Something I haven’t done since the Mario series or Final Fantasy 7 on Playstation for example. One will have to track down a Component Video cable from Nintendo at this time. Believe it or not I am using the supplied composite cable. It’s being converted to HDMI through my Pioneer Elite Receiver. The games are just so much fun, it doesn’t matter to me at this point what the graphics look like. This may sound silly to some, but this goes back to my opening comment. Sometimes we need to stop and smell the roses. The game play is so damn good; I haven’t noticed the image being 480i. I am a video snob, and have both High def Format players…. Just doesn’t matter. I do have a Component Video cable on order, and when it arrives, the Wii will output 480p. In Closing, I highly recommend this for gamers young and old alike. It will take you back to the golden days of gaming. I predict Nintendo really getting back into the console business with this product. While it will appeal to the youth market, at the same time the Wii has a much more broad appeal to the masses this go around…..