Yesterday was the 19th anniversary of the Nintendo GameCube, the most celebrity-adored Nintendo gaming system of that decade, and today is the 14th anniversary of an even bigger Nintendo monstrosity, the Wii.
The Wii debuted at a confusing time and with even more confusing controls. I tried playing a bowling game on one once and gave up after two minutes, never to touch a Wii again.
But some people really love this weird machine, and today they're celebrating in their own special ways.
The most common Wii memorial is chucking those stupid stick controllers at a TV and seeing which breaks first.
Fun fact: in 2005 Satoru Iwata, then President of Nintendo, revealed the Wii Remote during a keynote speech at the Tokyo Game Show to the surprise of everyone... including the show's organizers.— Nintendeal (@Nintendeal) November 19, 2020
Iwata was not allowed to keynote at TGS ever again. pic.twitter.com/mu5baCaL0l
Next up is reminiscing about the time former Nintendo president Satoru Iwata messed up his speech at the Wii launch event so badly the company never let him participate in one ever again.
14 years ago today, Nintendo Wii was released pic.twitter.com/eOkkqpxlh4— memory lane (@bitchim999) November 19, 2020
Some people just remember vibing out to that iconic Wii music.
Man, then I know where I was right this second 14 years ago ♂️♂️♂️ waiting outside a Walmart for 12hrs with my wife— plum_rich (@foildoctrine) November 19, 2020
This man remembers torturing his wife.
No P5 so I guess I got Nintendo Wii Wii... pic.twitter.com/1X916HyWJ7— Owen Roberts (@OwenRoberts_7) November 18, 2020
And this fella remembers torturing himself.
Nintendo Wii U released 8 years ago today! pic.twitter.com/xSD8z3ihQx— Nintendeal (@Nintendeal) November 18, 2020
The Wii, and later Wii U, are truly old machines.
thank you nintendo wii for being THE chosen game console of children trying to play video games while their parents get divorced amidst the financial crisis in the other room https://t.co/w5TgEmOmBw— punch⚡ @ Commissions Open! (@PUNCHTIG3R) November 19, 2020
So let's remember the good times had with it, like people getting divorced and losing their homes.
But let's not think about the time that American Pie actor double teamed a Wii on the red carpet, or the time Chris from Family Guy stole a Wii.
C'mon, guys. Not cool.