I just slayed a nasty-looking giant spider in the Skyview Temple. I got there thanks to The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. It came out last year, but I'm a little behind the times with my gaming. Maybe that's why I'm still enjoying the Wii when so many have consigned it to collecting dust.
Wii sales have slowed to a crawl, leaving Nintendo in a tough financial position. When the Wii first came out in 2006, it was next to impossible to track one down. It was the Cabbage Patch Doll of game consoles that holiday season.
The Wii's motion controls made it a natural for first-time gamers, but also earned it a reputation (perhaps a little undeserved) among hard-core gamers as a lightweight system meant for kids and families.
Since its splashy debut, the Wii has slowly fallen lower on the gaming radar. The question "How much dust covers your Wii?" became popular. Others have asked if Skyward Sword is the last great Wii game.
I'm ready to confess that I still like my Wii. We still hang out together. I'm just now advancing through Skyward Sword. I replayed Okami recently. We have a solid, if familiar relationship. I suspect I may be in a shrinking crowd of active Wii players, though.
Do you still use your Wii? Did you Craigslist it already or are you still doing speed runs of Resident Evil 4? Vote in our poll and talk about your Wii's fate in the comments. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go find Zelda again.