The Nintendo Wii has definitely made its mark in home video gaming. Coming to two years after its launch, the consoles continue to be going great guns. Unlike in the past when Wii games had always been lackluster compared to the consoles, newer Games for Wii are starting to match up to the consoles in terms of demand. Fortunately, there's no shortage fiasco on the card for games because there are feasible alternatives.
The Games for Wii was never a Nintendo forte. It was always more of the way the games were played than the essence of the games itself. Of late though, new releases of Wii games such as Wii Fit, Blast Works, We Ski and so forth are looking like the Wii is finally coming into its own in that area too. Then again, there are also signs that it's headed for another case of stock-out propensity.
If there was any lessons learnt from the launch of the consoles, top on the list should be the supple issues. It's not only damaging for Nintendo in missed opportunities, it's also very frustrating and wasteful for the Wii gamers. The driving around town for that new disc that has run short of supply wastes petrol, time and efforts among other things. That hard-gotten machine is but only a white-elephant without the games.
The premium pricing of Wii video games does not help things either. The cost of the games adds up quickly as more and more of them are churned out and it does not look like the price of the games is coming down anytime soon. Instead of improving the affordability of the pastime with the increased volume, some of the new games actually require the purchase of add-ons and accessories such as the Balance Board in the Wii Fit package.
As a result, Wii gamers are resorting to other means to load their machines. Wii game rentals have caught on to some degree. Popular games for other consoles are also being converted through re-formatting to be playable on Wii machines, independent 3rd-party game developers and publishers have joined in the fray but by far the most popular solution to the affordability and availability problems is the Wii membership download service.
Games Download Service sites are found all over the shop on the net. Free unlimited lifetime download for a one-time joining fee seems to be the most popular type of package. The fee is typically around the standard price of a single physical game disc. There's really no comparison in price as they are effectively endless free Wii games for members and being downloaded online, they're also theoretically never out-of-stock.
Lastly, watch out for scams and pretenders in picking the right download service provider. Unless you're a multi-console gamer, choose from the pool of exclusive Wii providers as they tend to be more specialized. Other free Wii media like music, movies and TV shows must be included, along with software, tools and accessories at no charge and backed by 24/7 support and full refund guarantee.