Don't get me wrong, I own a super nin, Ultra 64, Game Cube, OLD gameboy and a Gameboy Advance and i love everyone of them BUT i think that nintendo is not looking at the big picture.
Mario Kart: Love it
Bond 007: awsome game
Perfect Dark: Wicked
Killer Instinct: Only fighting game i have EVER liked!
These machines are now owned by more adults then children.
The "WII" (stupid name!, it might mean something in Japan but in Australia it means "Piss") looks like a nice neat machine BUT who! designed the control pad??
If i want to use a TV remote to play games I'll play the game that came on my TV.
I don't have massive hands but i also don't have tiny little ones either.
My hands get sore playing my PSP let alone using a controller that is shaped like a TV remote.
The controller claims to be wireless HAH! Whats linking the two (joystick thing to the TV remote!) together? YES a cord!!!
Nothing surpasses the WI FI control pad for the Cube.
Why change a good thing?
I supose it won't be long before some NO NAME company makes a better control pad and then starts taking food out of Nintendos mouth.
Gaming is a huge business these days Billions and Billions of dollars a year are spend by consumers on game machines. Movie makers are losing out more and more.
Playstation and X-box are a real power in the industry and there directed more at adults (the people with the money to purchase game machines).
Admittedly i haven't seen one of these machines or control pads up close yet but from what i've seen I DON'T LIKE the conrol pad.
I spend money willie nillie on anything and everything but Nintendo at this point isn't getting my money just yet.
If after using the new control pad i find it to be quite the oppisite, i will bow my head in shame!