Nintendo's Wii: A 'Must Have' Appliance?

I have put the case on here in the past that the Wii could be a bubble that will inevitably burst. So I thought it only fair to give voice to the opposite arguments. Go into virtually any home and there are certain electronic devices you will find. A TV, a radio, a DVD player, a phone and so on. Is the Wii destined to join these in becoming ubiquitous in Western homes?

The enormous success of the Wii thus far (it has sold something pretty close to as many as the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3 combined) is down to just two factors. The first is the great man / machine interfaces, the hand held motion sensor and the balance board. These overcome the barrier that the traditional game controller presents to most people who are not in the core game playing demographic. The second factor is first party Nintendo (NTDOY.PK) games. There are a surprisingly small number of these titles but they are some of the best video game entertainment that has ever been created.

As a little aside here it is well worth mentioning game polish. This is something the movie industry takes for granted. After you have finished making the content for a movie/game you then need to work away, perhaps for months, to finesse every detail, no matter how small, so that the finished product is a perfect as it can be. Nintendo are one of the very few game developers in the world who polish their games properly...

Read Full Story >>
The story is too old to be commented.
Shnazzyone3555d ago (Edited 3555d ago )

i swear i searched thoroughly before posting! and it didn't even mark it as a duplicate! curses!

ChickeyCantor3555d ago

Its not your fault, its N4G approving it.

Shnazzyone3555d ago

i don't care if I lose my contributor status. I have to report my own article as a duplicate. no need for this story to be on the site twice. This isn't a pro ps3 article after all.