I was given a Nintendo Wii for my birthday two days ago. So far I've been greatly enjoying Zelda and Wii Sports. I was dissapointed with the design of the system: it feels very cheap and the base is flimsy. The lighting on mine seems to be broken as well so no blue glow (it will occasionally flash for maybe a tenth of a second but not bright at all). The controller on the other hand feels great in the hand... either way, that's not the point of this post. the point is, my parents, in their fifties, who have NEVER played games before and have pretty much hated every game I have ever owned (with the exception of a slight interest in the game Shenmue) have invited over their friends and are playing wii sports. I think Nintendo has finally created a system that appeals to all age groups. My parents and their bunch of wealthy friends instantly turn into little kids when they play Wii Sports Tennis and without having the controls explained at all. Normally my mum will need to get my help if she wants to use any piece of electronics equipment, TV included. It's taken her years to figure out how to do basic tasks on their computer. But she has been using the Wii now with no problems and hasn't had to ask me any questions. So, if my situation is any example I would expect a lot of parents are going to buying this system for their kids and then using it themselves to play simple party games.