Wayward Nintendo fan buys Wii for first time, falls head over heels again

The following letter comes Infendo reader Verno, who until last week, hadn’t owned a Nintendo console since the Nintendo Entertainment System in the ’80s. He never left games’opting instead to play Xbox, PlayStation, and Sega hardware in that time. But man does he like Nintendo again. Not only that, his letter is a nice reminder of why most of us like Nintendo as much as we do.

We just got a Wii! We got the Mario Kart bundle from Gamestop for $150 that comes with a free (new) copy of Other M as well… So yeah, Mario Kart Wii is the funnest thing to ever happen to our house in a long time! I got the Nintendo bug again (I’m an avid Xbox 360 guy, mostly for the shmups) and found your podcast and LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Was driving to work listening to the one where you talked about Metroid Prime and stuff… Please consider me to be the latest bastard child of the Nintendo family.

In response, Infendo’s David sent around the following memo: “I haven’t heard this much Nintendo joy from someone in a long time. Almost had the same thing happen to me when we bought our GameCube after playing Double Dash during Xmas 05.” Added Derek, “I love hearing the enthusiasm from people who are just discovering the Wii. Such a great and exciting console. I’ve had a lot of fun with it over the years, and it’s neat to hear from someone for whom the fun is just beginning.”