The Nintendo Wii
Nintendo has really hit it big with their Wii system. They've created for themselves a nice little niche market within the gaming industry and have flaunted all they have to offer. With the innovative motion sensing capabilities of the Wii system, people can interact with their games in a totally new way. The Xbox and Playstation console came lagging behind when they released their motion sensing feature a few years later. Conventional games are fun, but it seems that the Wii console is bringing gaming to a whole new level and into a whole new direction. When the Wii was launched, it did better in selling more units by around summer of 2007 than both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 combined. They cater to the larger family market of consumers with their rated "everyone" type of games, but also offer those same conventional FPS and others to those who enjoy a bit of action.
It Boggles the Mind
When you look at the technical specs of the Wii, it may be a bit perplexing as to how this system has done so well over the others. Think about it, the Playstation 3 came with a boatload of features - new Blu-ray capabilities, free online gameplay, high-resolution image for an HD experience, and a ton of popular games, yet it did worse out of the three major consoles that were released back in 2006. The Wii however, doesn't have HD, you can't even play DVD movies on it (unless you've soft-modded it), and as far as the internal workings it's the least impressive console on the market. Still, people pursue this console in droves and brandish that Wii Remote like William Wallace did his sword in Braveheart.
They flock to the stores and buy their new Wii with such passion and fervor, sales clerks across the globe look on with pride and weep as they mistakenly believe this is why they were put on this earth. How UFO spotters don't claim Nintendo found blueprints for the device from superior intelligent life is beyond me. But again, it's not the flashy design or multi-features that make this console shine, it's the simplicity of it. Being the smallest console out there and most limited online gameplay features of the three don't phase the Wii one bit.
The Best Games
Some of the best games on the Wii system include Super Mario Galaxy 2, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and a bunch of other family-friendly games that seem to dominate this console. Of course, Call of Duty: Black Ops and GoldenEye 007 are favorites for those who want a bit of action. So if, by chance, you've waited till now to purchased your Wii
, those are some good games to get you started. There are Nintendo Wii bundles
out there for those who want to save a bit of money too.
Other Ways Nintendo Wins
And not only does Nintendo dominate the console market, they also lead the pack in handheld games. Their Nintendo 3DS
has tons of new features and offers the many popular game titles that seem to overshadow its competitor: the PSP. Either way, buying a Wii or a handheld DS game seems to be what the doctor ordered for the video game industry.