We're getting a Wii but I haven't got a clue what we need to buy and what's not necessary. Looking at the Argos catalogue they have a Console with sports as the basic deal for £180, then they have extra packages of Wii Skins - what are they??? They also have another package with a mega accessory pack and docking station(?). Help please - it's a whole new world.
It's worth ending up with 2 controllers and 2 nunchucks - you can get an extra controller with "Wii Play" as a good bundle. Wii skins are covers for the controllers, so you can have them different colours - we haven't bothered with that. Most of the accessories are really not that necessary - they just let you put the controller into a thing shaped like a golf club or tennis racquet instead of holding it directly - it doesn't actually change the way you play the games.
I don't have a docking station - I think it's a recharger for the controllers? I've heard people say they are useful so you don't have to keep buying batteries.
As far as games go, you'll probably find that the Sports which comes with it plus "Wii Play" which you can get with a second controller will keep you all occupied for a few weeks at least. After that it depends what sort of thing you like.