It's hard to believe It's been six years already! For me the Wii was awesome. It was the first home system I played that had online. I was finally able to play with friends who had long since moved away and have many fond memories of the hours I spent playing Brawl, Mario Kart Wii, and The Conduit. The Galaxy games blew my mind. Both entries in the Zelda franchise took the series to new heights, even if Twilight Princess was just a modified port. Metroid Prime 3 was an excellent game, the list goes on and on. My family got more involved with videogames thanks to the Wii and playing with a bunch of friends was a blast.
The lack of third party support was the Wii's biggest weakness and even though I eventually bought a PS3, The Wii's stellar first party titles more than appeased me. While it's easy for some people to call the Wii a casual piece of garbage I can't. To me it accomplished what it set out to do, change the way people play games while at the same time providing those Nintendo games we've all come to love. If the Wii U can give me half the fantastic memories I had with the Wii then it will be well worth it.