If you thought 2007 was a good year for Wii, let IGN introduce you to your new best friend: 2008. Hot on the heels of a super-successful December holiday, forward Wii momentum is showing no signs of slowing in the new year. In the first few months, good efforts like No More Heroes, Endless Ocean, Bully: Scholarship Edition will lead the way into a very big March, which is set to encapsulate anticipated games like SEGA Superstars Tennis, Worms: A Space Oddity, Okami, and a little fighter called Super Smash Bros. Brawl. You may have heard of it. The year will also house the release of a brand new Mario Kart, Animal Crossing and, obviously, Wii Fit, which could very well become one of the most popular efforts of the year. In addition, IGN expect major software announcements from third-parties, which will be adding AAA titles to Wii's roster on a fairly regular basis. Finally, don't think for a second that the Big N doesn't have several tricks up its sleeves – expect some epic revelations from the company that created Mario and Zelda.
The list of IGN's predictions (details are available on the tenth page of the article):
- Wii best-selling console of 2008.
- Nintendo releases unconventional voice chat solution for Wii.
- E3 2008: Nintendo announces new Wii take on major classic franchise.
- Nintendo releases new Wii colors and wireless Nunchuk with Wii Play-style mini-games.