1. The name isn’t as bad as you think. Really. Well, it’ll grow on you.
2. Innovative controls. The Wii-mote and Nunchuk that you use to play Wii games with make for a completely different kind of gaming. You wave, point, swipe and swing to play. It’s only as good as the games that make use of it though.
3. No graphical willy-waving. It’s a fair cop: Wii isn’t as powerful as PS3 or Xbox 360. But that means developers could and should be focusing on gameplay. And as a bonus, it means we don’t have to read endless game reviews dribbling on about textures.
4. Wii Sports. It comes bundled with your Wii, and is a collection of five sporty mini-games: tennis, baseball, golf, bowling and boxing. All show off the sheer fun of using the Wii-mote, and are the ideal introduction to what Nintendo’s console is capable of.
5. Full internet access. Yep, you’ll be able to surf the Web through Wii, using the Opera browser, which you’ll be able to download via the Wii Shop channel for free - at least until next Summer.
6. The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess. The latest installment of Nintendo’s classic adventure franchise is a launch title, and looks ace. Read our preview for more details.
7. It’s cheap. In the UK, a Will will cost you £180 at launch. That’s practically a pocket-money price! (if you’re Paris Hilton)
8. Play classic N64 games. The Wii’s Virtual Console lets you purchase ‘points’ which can then be exchanged for a host of retro games, which you download to the console. N64 titles announced so far include Super Mario 64, Starfox 64, The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time, and Mario Kart 64.
9. Your mum can play it. The joy of Wii is that the Wii-mote makes gaming fun even for people who don’t like traditional gaming. Like your mum. Hell, even your gran. Although you might need to stock up on some Jointace before inviting her round…
10. A proper global launch. Like Microsoft before them, Nintendo have more or less managed to get Wii out in Asia, North America and Europe at the same time. Even if us Europeans are a few weeks behind. Grr.
11. Nintendo are making LOADS of them. Six million by the end of March next year, in fact. This probably still won’t be enough to meet demand, mind.
12. Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz. Monkeys, bananas, evil multi-coloured octopii and the Wii-mote in perfect harmony. Read our preview.
13. Wi-Fi (or should that be Wii-Fi?). Either way, Wii has it, so you’re not tied to your broadband socket, and if you’ve already got a wireless home network, you can connect to the internetweb straight away.
14. Wii is the ultimate party console. Invite friends round, ideally with their own Wii-motes, and play a bunch of mini-games. With booze, obviously. I’m writing the Super Monkey Ball drinking game as we speak.
15. Create your own Mii. Miis are cartoon avatars, which represent you in some games, and will hopefully be used online too. Make it look like you, or make it look like Brian Blessed. The choice is yours.
16. In fact, create your own Mii right now. Go here.
17. Wii Play. Assuming you’re not a Zelda nut, Wii Play should be your first purchase. It’s more mini-games to show off your Wii-mote, but more importantly comes with an extra controller bundled in. Read our preview.
18. C64 games on the Virtual Console. Oh yes. Publisher System 3 is bringing some classic Commodore 64 games to the VC. Confirmed are Impossible Mission, California Games and The Last Ninja. Still a rumour (in my own, fevered, imagination) is Emlyn Hughes International Soccer.
19. Cartman loves it. Read why here (even if the actual South Park episode has been removed from YouTube).
20. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2. Crazy anime fighting game. Whaddya mean you haven’t played the first one? Tsk.

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