Dave Parrack writes:
"The Wii has had and is having a massive impact on the games industry. Here is a small, cheap to produce, fun, and easy to play console which is beating its technically superior rivals in to the ground. But its impact could go beyond merely this generation. Could it be that casual gaming, helped by the Wii, will kill off games consoles as we know them for good?
Despite what some people may think, each of the three home consoles competing in this generation is very different.
The Xbox 360 is a pure games console, dedicated to providing gamers with the best game experiences currently possible. The PS3 is doing the same for games as the PS3: pushing the graphical envelope, but it's also added a multimedia element to proceedings by coming with a Blu-ray player. And last but not least, the Wii has offered a return to simple fun gaming while pushing for a new control system to replace the traditional joystick/joypad/handheld controller that's been present since the days of Pong."