From scifi.com : "The Nintendo Wii has surprised a lot of people, generating loads of buzz from its strange name, unique controller, and low price point. But are those things enough to topple the monster consoles from Microsoft and Sony? An admittedly underpowered machine, Nintendo has taken a very risky path, ignoring gamers' cries for cranked specs and flashy graphics, instead going after casual gamers and focusing on what made people gamers in the first place: fun. Will this risky strategy pay off, and will the Wii succeed in the face of super-charged, high-priced competition? For a number of reasons I think the answer is a definite yes."
some people will be disappointed, really, after a day of work, i dont think many people want to wave their arms around, and moving around all the time. it will appeal to younger kids probably. not me though
The Wii will not win. People's image of Nintendo (with their consoles) has been seriously shaken. Obviously, the majority of 'casual gamers' care more about next generation graphics because the fact is Playstation and xbox both outsold Gamecibe. A wrong move, and the knockout finisher for Nintendo in their console world. Their handhelds will always dominate however.
not to mention everyone in the last few years have come to view nintendo as the "kiddie" system. which are true, watching mario throw turtles at things over and over again just isn't for anyone over 10 or 12, sooner or later you want to shoot something.
this is such a joke. The wii will never win anywhere but Japan, and that's still very hard to do. First think of the cost at 250, the 360 will drop down to there in no time so it's a no brainer for consumers who can get so so so much more.
-Price doesn't help them anymore
-Known and has too many kiddy games
-Fanbase is shrinking, it's about time
-The ergonomics of waving a remote isn't anything more than a passing fancy that'll get old real fast
-And finally the Wii won't last long term because of the non-HD and mediocre games...etc
Well where do i start. I know, the fool who talks about "casual gamers" wanting next generation graphics. Listen you retard, if it was graphics people wanted then the gamecube would have came in second to the XBOX. In case you didnt know i will tell you. THE GAMECUBE HAS MORE POWER THAN THE PS2. An extremely good example of this is Resident Evil 4 the PS2 cant even dish out the amount of textures the Gamecube can. And to the other 2 fools, "the Gamecube is a "Kiddie system?" you must not be aware of the games that have been out for the GC for some time now. Since when did a game like resident evil 4 where you shoot people and make them explode become kiddie? And in fact i think the PS2 may have about 2 time as much "Kiddie" games as GC. And the only fact that the PS2 has more games is because of the fact that more than half of them are total crap. And finally to the guy who said people would be to tired to use the controller. If your to to "tired"(LAZY) to use the controller then buy the other one that is like a classic controller.
At least wakkiwakko knows the facts.