Nintendo Wii Buyer's GuideWelcome to the bandwagon. You’ve just purchased what’s far and away the most popular system of this console generation, with over 45 million systems sold worldwide.

Why has it been such a success? Simple: Nintendo designed the Wii not just for the stereotypical core gamer demographic (teenaged to middle-aged males), but for everybody — parents, grandparents, your little sister, your Uncle Ralph who still thinks Pong is the bee’s knees (he really says stuff like that!) — everybody! The key is the intuitive Wii Remote, which acts as a pointer to select from menus and also as a motion-sensitive controller to make in-game characters mimic your actions. So hold on tight to that Remote, and let’s look at what the Nintendo Wii has to offer.

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