Being an early adopter is a perverse thing. Sure, you may get to lay down some smack talk on your friends that you rushed through all 40-plus hours of “The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword” before the first week of December, but now that we’ve turned the page on 2011, those patient, penny-pinching friends might throw this right back at you: They’re paying less than half for the same experience.
Keeping in mind that the smarter gamers (or parents) among us might have waited until recently to get the best possible bundle deal on a Wii, here are the top titles you might want to consider with your new waggle wonder. Despite the Wii-U on the horizon and post-holiday deals abound, now is the best time to be a new Wii owner — especially if you’re price-conscious. The technology marches on, but that leaves plenty of great titles that can be grabbed for a fraction of the original price.