Matt is obsessed with getting a new Nintendo Wii system. I can't really describe why its a different kind of gaming system, except to say that the wireless remote controller requires the user to move around in order to play the games. The Wii was introduced last month, and has been selling out quickly. Most places aren't even selling it online, except through Ebay at some crazy markup. This is definitely a problem, because, as I said, Matt is obsessed with the Wii.
Last night, we stopped at Best Buy to see if they had any. Nope, sold out. Matt then thought that he heard of another place on Wisconsin Ave. that was selling the Wii, so we drove up and down for a little while, with Matt calling out, "Wii? Where are you, Wii?" Seriously. What makes this story really funny is that last night's activities were actually a repeat of what we did the previous weekend.
I've told Matt that the Wii will probably be available after Christmas, just in time for his birthday. Yet everytime we pass by an electronics store, we have to stop and look for the Wii. Today, we saw another couple about our age looking for one as well, with the guy with a slightly frantic look on his face and the girl looking slightly bored.
Here's the thing, though: I want a Wii too. The graphics look really cool, and come on, who wouldn't want to swing your arm to simulate sword play? Now, we have to work on getting a new TV too....