now that the launch of the Nintendo Wii is over and that the console is now in the hands of consumer. I would like to give my Good and Bad list about Nintendo Wii. The Good : 1. I tip my hat to the Nintendo fan. They have show the world that real gamers are not violent and are civil. I watch the whole NYC launch on the web and I was impress. I am not the most nintendo fan ( GPL and ragged will testify it) but I gotta say, Kudos. Take that Mr. Thomson. 2. The availability of the console. The fact that without a pre-order you could walk into a store and have a chance to purchase a Wii on Day one is a great achievement by Nintendo. hey Sony, are yo listening ? 3. Attach rate. I was impress. not only Nintendo sold very well but they also sold games, accessories, Nintendo points. Sony have a lesson or two to learn. 4. Zelda. I don't need to justify 5. Nintendo even convince me to get one. Now. that is no small feat. 6. Virtual Console. Great game available for launch. Great holiday gift. The Bad : 1. Nintendo even convince me to get one. How did that happen ? 2. The Wii-mote should be using wireless/bluthoot technology instead of infrared. For those who has open they package and saw the infrared attachment that you have to place over your television. It makes the Wii a lot less portable. If you have use the sticker to put the reader in place, You would need to have an extra reader to carry with you. It's also look very fragile. Might now be good for kids. 3. No rechargable battery. We can certainly argue about not being a negative point but nonetheless. The other console on the market have them, Nintendo should follow. 4. No online play on Day 1. COD3 and Red Steel would need thoses features. I was the most skeptical gamers. I have to admit that Nintendo had a pretty succesfull launch and will continue to do well over the Xmas period. I still believe that the Wii is a great second console of choice. I still think that X360 will continu to be my main console for the next 4-5 years. PS: I was working graveyard and didn't get a Wii. maybe next week.