The industry is in a strange place. Everyone is discussing the significance of mobile gaming and how it might be eating away at the portable gaming market that’s long been dominated by Nintendo and Sony. Let’s forget about that for a second and concentrate on the home consoles.
Nintendo has made it very clear that they intend to capture the ‘hardcore’ market that slipped through their fingers with the Wii. Despite the Wii being an excellent console it lacked the power to match the Xbox 360 and PS3, making it difficult for developers to port their games over to Wii without creating a whole different engine.