I am not a gamer really and have not had a system of my own since Super Nintendo. My husband has had Playstations 1-3. But I do have the Wii now as it looked super cool but I am really confused on some things. The first being memory. My sister had a Gamecube and if you wanted to save game data, you had to do it to a memory card. We used to play Animal Crossing and save our games to our own cards. Does the Wii need a memory card to save data? I saw some being sold but do you have to buy them to save game data or can I save my data right to the console? I thought I read something about them only being needed for pictures? Or if I want to save my games, do I need a card? And if so, what kind? If it is an SD card, does it have to be Nintendo brand? Thanks so much! Oh and P.S. When will generic/store-brand accessories come out for the wii?