I have been reading this argument regarding Nintendo's 'intent' for gaming and found this article quite interesting.
The main point of the article as I see it, is that, has the big N - actually been innovative with the Wii in the grand scheme of video game progression. Sure they have managed to open up the non / casual player market with Wii sports, Wii play even possibly Ray-man but have they done enough to encourage longevity for these players? My view is at the moment - mmmm not too sure. Whilst there is no doubt that Wii sports does have an enjoyable appeal with it's "pick up and play" control system - has the game got the legs to keep sales up for the system?? (Just for the record I NEVER want to go back to the way it was - I am 1000% over the moon with the Wiimote system)
I look at the big launch titles of Redsteel and Zelda - both hugely enjoyable BUT do they have the power to drag non-players in - if not, it would go against the current Nintendo philosophy for the Wii!
The games that are scheduled for the coming months quite possibly just hark back to regular gaming- don't they, which Sony & MS have as well. I am sure I will be shot down on this comments.
Let me know what you think...