Well, I did it. I sold my Wii.
Looking back at how much energy I put into acquiring one after the post-launch shortage madness, I’m actually kind of surprised that I was actually able to let go. But, when the funds are a little tight and you have a valuable game console whose sole purpose seems to be the collection of dust and other allergens, well, it’s easy to deal with the separation.
And that was the real problem with the Wii; it just wasn’t getting used. Much like the Gamecube that came before it, the Wii was a thing of great enjoyment during the honeymoon phase, but ended up being a console that you merely hoped to have interest in again whenever Nintendo got around to releasing something worthwhile. Yes, I know that Super Mario Galaxy is set to be released soon, but judging by my interest in the last few Nintendo titles I played on the Wii, I could probably live just fine without it. And as for the third-party titles that I’ve played, well, color me unimpressed. I can live without them too.
I used some of the Wii funds to pick up a DS Lite (which I had meant to do a long time ago, after I sold my original DS), and I am so glad I did. In fact, I’ve probably put more hours on the DS Lite in the week that I’ve had it, than I did during 2 months of Wii ownership.
Perhaps it’s hard to believe that a little handheld is mightier than a big ol’ console, but at this point in time, I can’t honestly see it being any other way.