Hamish at work got his new Nintendo Wii today. I had pretty much written it off as a kids toy - especially compared to the XBox 360 and PS3.
How wrong was I? The WiiMote shows there is still room for genuine innovation in the console world. Basically the WiiMote becomes an extension of your hands and instead of sitting passively, you move your hands and arms around when playing games to control movement.
I have only played Wii Sports, but it is way cool, and I can think in the months ahead there should be some great games making use of this.
The best thing about this is that kids will be losing a few calories while playing games. Ok it would be better if they were outside kicking a ball or whatever, but kids love games and at least this way they get off their arses!