Susan's Blog

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Wii Need One

Ned and I want to get Beastie a Nintendo Wii. I saw my nephew’s and it is pretty cool, all the different ways to play with it. Dumb name, good product. Even Max agrees. They could play it together and perhaps there would be a way to also hook Natty. A dream come true: my three boys playing together.

If any of you dear readers comes across one and you would like to help make Beastie smile, email me! I will not pay black market prices, however, and no scams, please. We’re talking Chanukah and Christmas spirit; big-time important stuff. You-Know-Who is watching…

ps. don’t tell him!


I don’t have a Wii to sell you, but just wanted you to know that we got one earlier this year and it has been wonderful for our son, Sam (age 8, with autism)! He loves to play the sports and he has actually been able to use what he learned on Wii to use correct terminology, scoring, etc. in real life sports. A video game that teaches real life skills, yay!! Hope you find one; we found ours on Craigs list, but did pay a bit over market value.

— added by Sam's mom on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 12:24 pm

Hi there Susan,
I got Big Brother a Wii for Hanukkah and that thing is so much fun!

— added by KC's Blog on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 6:15 pm

We got one a few weeks ago for MY birthday. Nothing like a 35 year old mom playing Guitar Hero! What you need to do is call Toys R Us and ask when the next shipment comes in and what time they will open the store that day. My husband waited outside at 6:30 am on a Sunday morning with the paper and coffee for an hour and a half until they let him in at 8 to get it. Money well spent, we all play including my PDD son! So much fun!

— added by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 7:02 pm

Sorry can’t help you but… last year, about this time, my (Aspie) son & I spent a cold night camped outside in a line at a store to get one. Actually, we got 2, sold one on ebay to help justify keeping the other. Alex loves it and has requested the game Wii Play for his birthday this year (a couple of weeks away)

— added by jypsy on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 7:07 pm

Become friendly with your local Wii retailers and find out when they usually get their shipments in. And stalk the stores like crazy. At this point you may not be able to get one until after the holidays. So maybe give an IOU/game for now until the holiday shopping craziness dies down.

Good Luck! I hope you find one or a reader finds one for you.

— added by k on the spectrum's mom on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 10:33 pm

I had to laugh…I just got off of an exhaustive web search, first to figure out which system would be appropriate and then after settling on the Wii, tired and discouraged, peeked at your blog…I am feeling naive. ChristyB.

— added by ChristyB. on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 11:45 pm

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This is how I got ours for Christmas last year – it took some dedicated watching but we got one. Good luck!!

— added by Steve on Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 12:05 am

Lifehacker just posted an entry about some hints on getting a Wii.

BTW: I got one this summer by physically stopping by an EB Games/Gamestop store and asking when they got their shipments in. On the appointed day, I appeared at their doorstep as the UPS truck came in. Viola!

My aspie son and I (and my wife too) all enjoy playing this together.

— added by Paul Leclerc on Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 8:16 am

No luck on ebay? Craig’s list?

— added by Drama Mama on Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 8:34 am

My company makes the Wii controller. We’re one of the reasons Wiis are so hard to get – we simply can’t make enough fast enough.

So, what I do is call up the local gamestores and ask to get on a waiting list for the Wii.

By the way, Zelda is a great Wii game as is Raving Rabbits!

— added by Shannon Brooke Davis on Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 12:10 pm