The Toronto Star's Raju Mudhar on Nov 17, 2007:
"Nintendo coming out in front (in the seventh-generation console war) simply because they've changed the way we play. While Sony and Microsoft engage in an arms race of bigger, faster and more complex games, Nintendo's outside-the-box thinking has created a system anybody can pick up and enjoy.
PS3 problems stem from how the box was handled at launch and a top-down attitude telling consumers what they want as opposed to listening to their concerns. But, recently, Sony is making some strides, the best example being the price cuts on their all-in-one machine.
The Xbox 360 is actually sitting quite pretty. It's currently the hardcore gamer's choice and has the largest library of games. Their online component is a model that their two competitors should seriously look at and rip off.
But the Wii's effort to expand the gamer marketplace is to be lauded, and also for helping ushering in the whole casual gaming trend. They are leading the industry into new areas, and we are very happy to be pulled along."
Mudhar reviews and compares the three companies and systems in terms of:
• What they do best
• Where they could improve
• What's to come
• What they say
• Best exclusive games