Nintendo Wii’s arguments

To everyone’s surprise, Nintendo’s CEO Satoru Iwata announced on Wednesday, that the company’s gaming console Wii, which is due to make its public appearance sometime in September 2006, is not a next-gen console and that it does not compete with the PS3 and X BOX 360. The announcement is a great surprise since at the recently closed E3 manifestation, Nintendo’s console managed to capture everyone’s interest, even more than PS3 did.
The public just went crazy and waited for hours just to get a glimpse at how Wii will look like and how Will it entertain its buyers. They saw that the revolutionary controller (by the way, Wii’s code-name was Nintendo Revolution) will allow them to play for instance sports games almost like in real life. “It’s a great story, and it’s something different,” said Geoff Keighley, co-chairman of the Game Critics Awards, an independent group of journalists from 37 North American media outlets that cover the videogame industry. “It proves that you don’t necessarily have to spend $20bn on a big blockbuster game to stay competitive and get attention,” he said, pinpointing at the rapidly rising cost of developing games for Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 3 and Microsoft’s Xbox 360.
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