Seems the New Nintendo Game System - The Wii is flying off the shelf http://www.gamespot.com/news/6162631.html?tag=latestnews;title;0
Ditto the PS3, though it seems the Wii has the upper-hand.
The question is - Why?
Lets have a look-see why NOT to buy a gamesystem.
1) PCs are faster, more flexible and with the new LCD monitors - about the same size as a Console.
Theres nothing a Console can do that a PC cannot do better. Heck for those so inclined, you can get a raft of games free (illegally) on the PC, but not on a console.
The Pc has its own flagship titles, except its not thought as such. Nintendo has Zelda and Mario, Xbox has Halo and PS3? Er...Im sure they have something too.
BUT, the PC has DOOM3, Call of Duty, the Gothic series, QuakeWars, C&C, Rise of Nations, SupremeCommander...the list goes on and on.
The new consoles, especially at start - is so expensive that its the same cost as a low end PC (which incidently has better graphics)
2) And secondly - Why not WAIT and buy a console AFTER the initial rush that drives up prices? How does it really matter if youre a few weeks/months late? Trying to impress your friends? You get to do that later on if you so wish by being the first on the block to get whatever the latest game is anyway. Why not save a hundred bucks?
(I seriously doubt that the sales are all driven by parents buying for their kiddies thereby making price less material a factor).
So the question remains - WHY?
I fear for the human race...