Some people in this thread need a soapbox and a medal. And I agree how can the Wii Sport count as a seller? It's just the game bundled with the Wii. It's like calling the Microsoft headset a stroke of technological genius because 39 million 360 users got one with the console.
And as people have said CPU doesn't equal graphics. Wii games have less enemies because they can't process them, less interesting systems because they can't process them, less really huge sandboxes because they can't process them, no 256 player online shooters. No Mass Effect. It's not bad and dev.s can make do with less but why should I be satisfied by that? By making their games less good Nintendo haven't improved the quality of what I receive in any way. If you were to offer me all the Sony first party exclusives as opposed to the Nintendo ones, where's the effin' contest?
inFamous, Uncharted 1,2. Heavy Rain, Demon Souls, Killzone 2, Motorstorm, Motor Storm: Pacific Rift, God of War 3, White Knight Chronicles, Valkyria Chronicles, Resistance 2. Modnation Racers. Even the platform genre is smashed by Little Big Planet. Flower, Fat Princess, flow, Pixel Junk Shooter, Pixel Junk Eden. 3Dot RPG Hero.
And you say we're getting a better, more player tailored games with Nintendo? That's crud. Demon Souls, Heavy Rain, Little Big Planet, ModNation Racers, Valkyria Chronicles. Sony have done far more to revolutionise games and create whole new experiences for their users. The same for Microsoft. If you want the perfect player tailored experience, play Uncharted 2.
Since the PSN can bring more quality to bare than everything but the very best and very most unfrequent of Nintendo's releases you're going to have to change the definition of quality. Obviously, this is the old fashioned idea of games. Games that thrill, exhilarate, plug you into a whole new world and let you go out and explore. Games that move you and take you on a journey are being revolutionised by browser based mini games.
And yes that has interested all sorts of new people into games, but they aren't real games. They don't hiijack your brain and take you on a ride. If Nintendo is leading the way in the new era of gaming Aeris will never die again, we'll never have the thrill of slowly struggling to become a Sith Lord and becoming so twisted that we kill of those who supported us. Our brains will never be set pumping our minds will never be set free. We'll never sit tensely on our seats as we're stalked by a Black Phantom. We'll never read books on the games we play.
You say Nintendo rewrote game design with their packaged browser games. I say it was an exercise in marketing. I hope for gamings sake you're wrong. Whats the point of introducing everyone to our hobby if we have to destroy what;s brilliant about it in the process? I'd prefer to be a pariah and have the buzz of a game in my head hours after I've completed it than to be one of everyone and put down the game at the same time as I put down my controller.