Well, here we are, then. Journey's end. How many years was it, five? Six? God, it makes me feel old when I can't remember a time before you were in my life.
You didn't have an easy time of it, that's for sure. Even beyond me being a fool and holding off on buying you for three months - totally mum's fault - you always had that stigma to rise above. The 'Casual Console', they called you. As if that ever meant anything. But they kept repeating it like a mantra, trying to spurn you for daring to be different; a spark of ingenuity amid a thick, noxious cloud of stagnation. They tried to drown you, but I like to think I did my bit to keep your flame alive for as long as it was.
Even so, times change. People grow old. And lo, as you replaced your father, so now your son has come to replace you. I've already started courting him, I'm not ashamed to say - he's got a little bit of growing up to do, a little more expansion of his repertoire, but I've got a good feeling. You raised a smart kid. Let that thought give you comfort as the final sleep takes you, my darling Wii.
...not that you're actually going anywhere, of course, I still need you for the occasional Eternal Darkness or Rogue Leader run-through. *cough* Uhm...yeah, so here's my picks for the best Wii games ever, I guess.