GenGAME writes: Depending on who you ask, the Wii was either the saving grace of Nintendo that revolutionized the gaming industry as we know it or the sorriest excuse for a console ever and the beginning of the end for Nintendo. Gaming journalists have positioned the Wii in the number one spot on lists of both the best and worst consoles of all time. Analysts have pointed to it as both the greatest success of Nintendo Global President Satoru Iwata and the reason he should be removed from power.
So is the Wii the greatest console in a rich Nintendo history, or is it the company’s most glaring shortcoming? By taking a close look at the impact the Wii has had on Nintendo’s success in both the short term and the long term, we can see that the answer is…well, both.