The Nintendo Wii was released around this time last year, but despite the fact that a full twelve months have passed, it’s still hard to walk into any given retailer to snatch one of the motion-sensing video game systems. It’s not NES huge, but that’s pretty freaking huge.
Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto was nominated as one of Time Magazine’s most influential people of the year and for good reason: the Wii truly has revolutionized the way we think about video games. Heck, it’s being used in retirement homes as well as living rooms.
With great titles on the horizon like Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, I fully expect the success of the Nintendo Wii to continue. It really is a great system that can be enjoyed by the whole family. And don’t say that it’s just for the kids, because they’ve got sadistically violent games like Manhunt 2 too.
In the video clip below, Nintendo of America President and Chief Operating Officer Reggie Fils-Aime (affectionately known as the Regginator by Nintendo fanboys) is interviewed by Fox News. He talks about the success of the Wii and the Nintendo DS. He also addresses the recent price drops offered on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The information presented won’t exactly be new to video game geeks, but it’s still worth a look. I just wish the interviewer was a little better with her words. It’s expectation, not anticipation. Geez. At least the clip of Super Mario Galaxy makes it worthwhile.