Pros: Playing with wiimotes, wifi internet, photos, virtual console games, mario games, news, weather, wireless controllers with speakers and vibrate, can play GameCube games, console is pretty small, you can send messages to other wii's
Cons: Can't save virtual console games
I got a Wii this past Christmas, and I love it.
First off, the wiimotes. The wii comes with one, and I got another from buying Wii Play. They're wireless controllers that can sense where you're pointing, and how you move the controller. So when you play baseball, it know when you swing, and when you play bowling, it can tell if you put some spin on it. I really like that you can turn the Wii off via the power button on the wiimotes. Also, the wiimotes have little speakers for sound effects, and they rumble. For example, in bowling, it'll "ding" when it's your turn, or it'll make some noise if you mess up in Guitar Hero.
The wii is based around "channels". There's the Disc channel, internet channel, wii shop channel, news channel, weather channel, and some optional ones for free from wii shop. The internet, weather, and news run on wifi, which is very simple to set up (in options).
A really cool feature that the wii has is "Virtual Consoles". You can buy Virtual Consoles
from the wii shop with wii points. Every 100 wii points costs a buck, which you can buy from the wii shop by inputing your credit card number. So you can buy tons of games from SNES, NES, and N64. I love playing the classic Super Mario Brothers games. The SNES and N64 require a classic controller or a gamecube controller to play them. There's one bad thing though; you can't save the games.
I don't have any gamecube games, but you can play them on your wii. The controllers and memory card go in the top of the wii (lift up the flaps) and just stick the gamecube disc in the disc slot and go to the disc channel, the wii will detect it as a gamecube game.
Some reccommended games:
• Super Mario Galaxy
• Super Paper Mario
• Guitar Hero III
• Wii Sports (Included with the Wii, has tennis, bowling, baseball, boxing, and golf)
Overall, it's a great gaming system.