Slashgamer Writes: "Until the Wii was release to the masses, Nintendo was having a hard time trying to convince the public to accept their consoles into their homes. Sure, the NES and the Super Nintendo were smash hits and the Japanese-based company was riding high, but once the Nintendo 64 hit the market - that all changed. The first time in the company's history, they were no longer the current sales leader for consoles sold in a particular generation, thanks to the Sony PlayStation. Sony went on to sell 102 million systems worldwide, a record at the time. Nintendo, who released the N64 to compete with the original PlayStation, lagged behind with a little under 33 million sold total, even though it was marketed as a 'more' powerful system.
There was one sole key reason that marked the first time Nintendo would lose a 'console war,' and that was their inability to adapt to a new media."