It took a surprisingly long time compared to past console generations, but after six years, the seventh console generation has come to a close.
Nintendo ushered in the eighth generation with the Wii U, and we’re not just getting a more powerful console, we’re getting a new way to interface with our games. The most interesting aspect of this new debut is one of legacy. The Wii was initially looked at by pundits as a potentially embarrassing misstep that put Nintendo out of the running as a popular console with gamers. They were half right, as millions of gamers sneered, and tens of millions of casual gamers bought the machine at a level the traditional audience could never match. -