And no – not locally. Tonight I went to seven stores (of them, three of their online stores promised me they had them is stock (you lying bastards!)).
So I came home and decided to deal with my daughter’s wish list of books (only slightly less expensive than a Wii).
I decided to order her four off of her list. That will last her about two days, and will cost me $52.64. Money well spent, by the way. It is an investment. One day I’ll need her to pay my hospice bill! But still, I couldn’t afford to order everything on her list…
And still order a Wii!
Amazon had them in stock, so I ordered one, along with a few games and controllers.
So let me see – how many consoles does that make?
Nintendo Virtual Boy
Several Game Boy derivatives.
Oh – Sega Genesis and the Sega handheld – whatever it was called – Nomad?)
Now the Wii.
Funny though – four of the places I went today have Playstation III’s in stock. Two had XBOX 360’s. None had XBOX Elite or the Wii. Looking gloom for Sony (actually – the fact I am not interested in a Playstation III, yet I have almost every platform launched in the last 12 years is gloomy for Sony). But maybe sometime I’ll buy a PS III. Maybe they’ll come out with some unique content that I “just gotta have”.
Anyway, the timing of this purchase was not coincidental – I am in the third week of the summer school vacation. The Wii will save me money. It is much cheaper than a few movies/trips to the mall a week. Teenagers are expensive in the summer – especially if everything they do means time you are spending money AND not making money
Plus, I want to play golf on the Wii (I ordered Tiger Woods 2007 for the Wii, as well as Wii sports, Zelda, and some Mario game. Should be something for everyone – but for me, mostly looking forward to the golf.
I love computer golf – I have purchased 5 copies of Tiger Woods for consoles in less than a year – and when they release the next one, I’ll buy it.
So on Friday we get our Wii (the kids paid for the expedited shipping).
On Saturday I expect I’ll have wrenched my back, and shoulder.
On Sunday I expect to be able to file suit on Nintendo.