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Canadian kid goes ballistic upon receiving the Wii

by Stevie Smith - Jan 2 2009, 18:15

Glee and screams permeate a Canadian Christmas. Image: austinpaulwhite/Flickr.

Given that the hugely popular Nintendo Wii videogame console was the most sought after electronic product this Christmas, it’s not difficult to envisage that the morning of December 25 was punctuated by wails of youthful disappointment. However, for one Canadian family, their ears were subjected to screams of an entirely different kind. 

Specifically, a video clip posted to Google-owned YouTube, in which three children discover the Wii on Christmas morning, has become something of a viewing sensation after the youngest of the trio expressed his pleasure by offering surrounding family members an ear-bursting display of lung power.

In the clip, which has already amassed close to 100,000 views, more than 100 comments and spawned a variety of edited YouTube remixes, the young boy’s wide-eyed silence abruptly gives way to massive screams and a frenetic dance of glee that sends his family into peels of laughter.

The sudden outburst of energy, which other less tolerable families may have chastised, even leads the person behind the video camera to ask playfully, “Are we on steroids, buddy?” to which the boy holds his Wii prize aloft and replies breathlessly, “Yeah!”

The boy’s initial reaction, which does feel somewhat forced for the sake of the camera, is similar to an older but more genuinely amusing Christmas video posted to YouTube that saw a young son and daughter celebrating the unwrapping of a Nintendo 64 console.

Nintendo’s latest hardware entrant, the Nintendo Wii, has been in demand ever since its launch in November of 2006 and remains hard to find in many stores regardless of the time of year.

Click below to watch both video clips.

 

 

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