Back in September of last year (2006), Nintendo held a much awaited press conference that would unveil the last coveted details of their highly anticipated next(new)-gen console, the Nintendo Wii. Nintendo of America president, Reggie Fils-Aime, took the stage in New York and fulfilled every fanboyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s dreams by finally setting a price and release date. November 19th, 2006 at a price point of $249.xx, the Wii would see its worldwide debut, in North America. Included in the box: 1 Wii Console, 1 Wii Remote Controller, 1 Nunchuk Controller, all cables and usuals (manuals, etc.), and Wii Sports packed-in. As expected, the internet gaming community (watching live feeds via several sources) exploded with praise and criticism in nearly equal amounts. What were the main gripes? Do we even remember at this point? As far as I can remember, the complaints that most came up with were:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ The price
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ The inclusion of Wii Sports
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ The release date
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ The exclusion of a second Remote/Nunchuk combo
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ A few other small details
I, admittedly, feverishly argued each of these points in NintendoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s favor that day, regardless of the fact that, obviously, I wouldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve loved it to be released sooner, as well as cheaper. Despite which side you were on then, we all have an infinitely better grasp on what the Wii is now, and how far our $249.xx went. What do each of those objections look like in the post-launch light, and did Nintendo silence those asking, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Is it worth it?Ã¢â‚¬?