Well, I wrote a whole post disagreeing until I realized that I agree.

The Wii Sports experience was more than a video game, it was like buying an arcade for your house at a very good price that also served as a video game console with a very promising input.

Here, it's a video game console with a very promising input that can also do things like play chess and other fun stuff.

But regardless it's very compelling to me, but I'm a gamer. So, will the party-like experience drive people to the stores? Do people rush to board game shops? Does Mario Party sell all that well?

It does, but nothing like what Wii Sports and Resort were able to achieve. End of JoelCool post.