When I was scoping out a new system I contacted two people for systems on craigslist: one for a 360 and one for a wii. The guy with the 360 never responded, but the one with the wii did. Sometimes I regret it seeing LFD and borderlands, but then I'd miss out on some of the benefits of the wii.
Allow me to tell you why I chose the wii:
-I love me some smash bros. Melee was(and still is from a combat standpoint) the best fighting game of all time. It's a """"hardcore""""" game that soo many wii owners play. Amazing.
-The whole gaming experience is cheaper. The system was cheaper, the games and so on. Plus the craigslist seller was selling it and games for cheap:D I'm a poor college student...
- I did some research on new games coming out. The one that stood out to me was metroid prime triology. Not only were all three games coming out on one retail disk, but I could finally play Prime without gay strafing/adventure controls!!! I had a blast playing boom blox at a friends house and was excited for bash party. Excitebots seemed like such a crazy racer, that I had to try it out.
-Possibly the greatest attraction is COMPLETE BACKWARDS COMPATABILITY! I owned a gamecube, so I had a plethora of cube games. That isn't an attraction to everyone, but for me it certainly was. This helps fill the shooter void often.
-Playing all DK on VC:) Still holding out for DK64 someday.
-One of my favorite genres is puzzle, and I thought the would be the strongest in that arena. Boom Blox Bash Party is amazing to go through not only in single mode, but also co-op with my sis. I've also been a tetris junkie for quite a long time(second game I ever played). Tetris Party Deluxe will be legit.
If the 360 owner had responded I probably would have been just as happy. That is of course assuming I did not get red ringed. I think in my situation a wii makes a lot of sense.