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Video Game Console Review: The Nintendo Wii Scream Said It All

Updated on December 5, 2014
The Wii Scream
The Wii Scream | Source

I Scream, You Scream, Remember the Wii Scream?

Did you do the Wii scream when you received your Wii? Was the mighty Wii video game console really worthy of a Wii Scream? Is this how you would react to receiving the Wii console when it was brand new and oh so exciting?

It was more than just a bit exciting to receive a Wii video game console and some of the necessary video games and video game accessories for many individuals. But was it enough to cause you to scream? It certainly was for the recipients of the Wii video game consoles on this page!

One reaction became a YouTube video hit and, as of February 12th, 2009, had more than 395,196 people visit, 487 comment and 662 leave star ratings. Yes, you will find J.P. Pellegrino's world-famous Wii Scream video on this page.

My teenage boys received a Wii and some of the best Wii video games this year for Christmas from Santa. At 17 and 15 years of age, their reaction was slightly more mature. They had the contents of the package figured out before they started to unwrap it. There was no scream but the smiles were definitely ear-to-ear and the pleasure plain to see.

What is it about the Wii and the Wii Scream? Why were people around the world so enthralled with this video game console and with these videos? On this page, I have featured only a few of the many, many YouTube videos available on this theme. I hope you enjoy them.

The Wii Scream
The Wii Scream | Source

The Story of Canada's Pellegrino Family and Their Wii Experience

Probably no one expected quite this reaction from the recipient of a Nintendo Wii. J.P., Sara and Simon Pellegrino of Grimsby, Ontario, Canada are famous because of J.P.'s Wii Scream. Their video, filmed by Mom and put on YouTube by Simon, has been seen and heard on more than 281,000 computers around the world. Both Fox News and ABC have used the clip and apparently, the story has been carried around the world in newspapers. They have, unexpectedly, become one of the latest in a string of YouTube sensations.

The video features J.P. opening the Wii and J.P.'s reaction is what all the fuss is about. Watch his eyes first and then cover your ears when he lets out his high-pitched scream of delight followed by a dance and a collapse with the Wii held securely in his arms.

Sara says that the video shows J.P. pretty much as he is and that he "gets excited over t-shirts. He's pretty easy to please. Knowing his character, I can tell you it was a genuine response."

Mom, Samantha, says the attention has been mostly positive and she is happy their video has entertained people around the world. I wonder about J.P.'s reaction to the top video games.

Wii Scream - Just the Scream -- This Is The Pellegrino's Video - A warning accompanies this video -- turn down the volume on your speakers!

"Let's hope they never buy him a sword, or a chemistry set."

~~ Martin Lynch from

The Mighty Wii Video Game Console - Yes, this is the game console that created all the fuss.

Wii Video Game Console
Wii Video Game Console

When I first created this page, the Nintendo Wii retailed for more than $400. Now, it is available at much less than that from Amazon. When last I checked it was at just $253 for a brand-new, factory-sealed Nintendo Wii video game console.

Click here to order your Wii video game console from Amazon.

Have You Ever Seen Anything Like It? Another Wii Scream!

Poor guy! I hope he is enjoying his Wii video games!

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The Wii Video Game Console was was one of the best-selling Christmas gifts of 2008 with more than 8,000,000 units sold and many stores continuing to be sold out. It was expected to outsell the Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) by a ratio of five-to-one.

Did you do the Wii Scream when you received your Wii video game console? - (Polite comments only, please. This is meant to be a discussion, not an attack. Your

What is all the fuss about? Did someone in your family do the Wii Scream when they received their Wii? Is this all a bit ridiculous or is it just plain fun? Here is your chance to offer up your Wii opinion on this matter!

Still Don't Have A Nintendo Wii?

Buy your own Nintendo Wii video gaming console and do the Wii Scream.

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Wii Video Game Console
Wii Video Game Console

Do you have a Wii video game console? Do you love or hate the Wii? Have you seen or heard the Wii Scream in person?

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    • TransplantedSoul profile image


      6 years ago

      My daughter has been more into PS3

    • TreasuresBrenda profile imageAUTHOR

      Treasures By Brenda 

      8 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: Thanks for the update, Samantha. JP sounds like a great kid!

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      8 years ago

      Hi, Wii Scream kids mom here...just an update, it's 3 Christmas's later and Wii still love our Wii. JP is a great 12 year old kid, loving life, playing games but doing life too. He's a drummer, snowboarder and skier and skateboarder in real life. He plays real life soccer and swims like a fish. He's a smart inventor and lover of all things paintball. He's a well rounded kid who loves life and yep, that scream was the real deal. He is just like that, a kid who loves living. And to all the haters, well, he's just a kid, try to remember what it was like to be one. And he does have a chemistry set and is quite good with a sword...a wii sword that is. Regards, Samantha

    • tandemonimom lm profile image

      tandemonimom lm 

      8 years ago

      Wii love our Wii!

    • SusanDeppner profile image

      Susan Deppner 

      8 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I was amazed at how much I enjoyed Wii bowling at my son's house. I'd love to have one! (I don't know if son and DIL screamed or not. Guess I'll have to ask!)

    • Dianne Loomos profile image

      Dianne Loomos 

      8 years ago

      We don't have a Wii but people who do have one sure seem to like it.

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      8 years ago

      Daughter has Wii for Exercise and son has Wii for his children (and their parents and grandparents!). We all have fun with the Wii! Wonderful family games!

    • MargoPArrowsmith profile image


      9 years ago

      I have been meaning to get WII for exercise. This looks like fun also!5*

    • AlisonMeacham profile image


      9 years ago

      The Wii is one of the best things that I ever bought. Got it last month and absolutely love it. Great idea for a lens. Original take on such a popular subject - Blessings to you

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      9 years ago

      5 stars, interesting and funny concept

    • Lou165 profile image


      9 years ago from Australia

      I don't have a Wii, but what a fantastic idea for a lens!

    • religions7 profile image


      9 years ago

      Accepted in the humor and hilarity group :) Please add it to the link plexo for all funny lenses

    • Mihaela Vrban profile image

      Mihaela Vrban 

      9 years ago from Croatia

      Love the title: I Scream, You Scream, Wii Scream!?! Witty! :) Great job Brenda!

    • TimeHacker profile image


      9 years ago

      Hello, very nice lens :) You got 5* from me. However, I have a totally different kind of Wii lens:Wii Hater ;)


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