I did not intend to post the same message twice. I just wanted to fix the small grammar mistake that was bothering me. I did not realize I could not go back and delete the old post.
I am interested in buying a Nintendo Wii. However, I am afraid to purchase an early model. All video game manufactures have produced flawed models in the past. I am ignoring the minor flaws that are easily fixed like controllers that wear out prematurely. Early Game Cubes had flaws with the optical pickup device and early XBOX 360s had overheating problems. This does not mean that every Game Cube or every XBOX 360 had these problems. However, these problems were not rare with these consoles either. Unlike Microsoft and Nintendo, Sony has had numerous problems with most of their systems. The Playstation had plastic trays that often wore out and caused the console to misread CDs. This problem ruined many Playstations. Sony did not seem to care because the PS2 also had optical drive problems. These early paperweights often had two problems with their optical drives. I just read about the PSP problem on http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-6449_7-6647505-1.html?tag=cnetfd.ld2.
I did not even know about this problem until now. So far Sonly is 0/3 with new consoles. I do not recommend pre-ordering the PS3. Sony has a very checkered past and you do not want a $600 paperweight. However, this problem applies to Nintendo and Microsoft. Electronic companies should not sell untested products and fix problems when they surface. The repair should be completely free and cover shipping and handling. In closing I am not sure if I am going to pre-order a Nintendo Wii. I am not sure what problems the early Wiis will have nor do I want to find out first hand.