Who’d have thought the champion next-gen console would be the one made by Nintendo? Yet the Wii has gone from strength to strength this year, despite continued stock shortages that have won it the dubious distinction of being the parent-panicking product of two Christmases in a row.
When they have made it to the shelves, Wiis have been flying off because they’ve reached a tipping point of appealing beyond the traditional console gamer market. And of course, their low price means many gamers have seen them as the ideal ‘second’ console.
Wii also got some much-needed quality games in 2007, although it could have got a few more, if I’m honest. The key for Nintendo now is to get more innovative games onto Wii in 2008, that make full use of its capabilities. Oh, and to build a few more factories, obviously.
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