Earlier today I pulled my Nintendo Wii from storage, connected it to my TV, set up its peripherals and rummaged around the house for 45 minutes in order to scrounge up enough batteries for one wii-mote and the balance board. All that to introduce the little girl to this fun little console.
I bought my Wii in 2007. Somewhere early in the year, around my birthday. And I have had a lot of fun with it. It has been connected and regularly used until about two years ago, when I started to baby-proof my house because our girl started to crawl, explore and pull on every cable she encountered.
Now she is old enough to be careful. And the little guy isn’t crawling yet, so there is room to play.
Going back to an older console, for me, is always a weird mixture of nostalgia and wonder, wonder about the fact that this was once the pinnacle of technology. Well, one thing I know, the Wii is still the fun little console it was 9 years ago. Not as powerful as other consoles from that time, but due to its unique nature, at least as much fun to play with. I’m curious how long it will captivate the attention of my little one.