Funfair Extinction: Has the Wii put Carnies out of business?

With its movement-sensitive wand and nunchuk, the Nintendo Wii has allowed a whole range of physical games to be mined - games that other consoles like Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 can't compete with. So it's understandable that, after the relatively low-key Wii Sports showed newcomers what the console could do, it was only a matter of time before game studios saw dollars and commissioned their own versions. Suddenly along came Carnival Funfair Games, Mario Party 8, Game Party, WarioWare Smooth Moves, Play Zone: Babysitting Party, Family Party and numerous others. Mr Bean has even got in on the action with the February release of Mr Bean's Wacky World of Wii. Seriously, how many times can you mimic throwing a dart or hitting a tennis ball before it gets old?

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