I took a look at the system messages last week and it turned out I hadn't used my Wii since last April, when I played some Wii Sports with my six year old cousin. Now tyhat I've got Xenoblade, I'm playing two hours a day on avarage. Well, not counting the first weekend, because I had a great excuse to play it 7-8 hours a day: deadline! :D
Also, the game is popping up in several sales top 10s for both Wii games and videogames in general. It seems like it's doing better than even NoE expected, because some people are already having trouble finding a copy. There may be hope for an American release yet!