Remember about four years ago when Nontendo released the Wii and it was damn near impossible to find? I had to wait on line at the Nintendo store at 8 o'clock in the morning to get mine. Motion snsor technology was nothing new, but Nintendo managed to make it innovative for the whole family to enjoy. But with Playstation Move and Microsoft's Kinect on the market now, is there any room for the Wii?
If Nintendo does start to fail, they'll have nobody to blame but themselves. I understand Wii is for the casual gamers out there, but does that mean that Nintendo is allowed to abandon some of their more popular franchises. How long were their rumors floating around about a Kid Icarus game before one finally materialized for the 3DS at E3? What about a new Star Fox, with Fox just flying around and not going on foot. We've all wanted a true successor to Star Fox 64, and yet no news on a true sequel. F-Zero was one of my favorite racing franchises because of the insane sensation of speed you get, and yet we get nothing. Nintendo has the most 1st party exclusives and yet they choose to do nothing with them. Sad isn't it.
I'm not gonna lie, the only reason I bought my Wii is for Super Smash Bros. Brawl. This series continues to be my absolute favorite in gaming. Get for good friends for some SSBB, and watch the hours melt away. So when I heard that Brawl was going to be online, I nearly jumped through my roof. I imagined a stream lined online service that allowed me to play with randon people, send friend invites, and be lag free. Boy was I wrong. It was clear from the gate that Nintendo's focus wasn't its online service, but now that Sony and Microsoft have entered the casual market, they might need to make a change. Sure, some games are ok online (Mario Kart and the Call Of Duty games) but with PSN and Xbox Live being so user friendly, Nintendo may need a big online game to surprise people into trying their online service.
To say the Wii is a dead system is a little premature. The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword is still coming out next year, as well as exclusive titles like Epic Mickey, Kirby's Epic Yarn and Donkey Kong Country Returns just released. But with its competitors offering better motion capturing, HD graphics, and easy to use online, I just don't see if Nintendo will keep up. Do you see Nintendo still in the hunt for winning this console war. Leave us feedback and let us know.