The PS2 is still breaking sales records to date, and due to it's massive numbers that still shadow our current next-gen consoles the PS2 will probably continue to be developed for (as it will also still reach the PS3 market as well).Originally Posted by Sovieto
The Wii's potential success was very under-rated by most developers, and was a bit of "shock and awe". Games take time to develop, especially ones from scratch, so the best "quick fix" is to simply port games over as they did not anticipate such a massive success.
Give it a little time, I just don't see the Wii being a disappointment.
Not really "recycled", as it does potentially pack more punch than the PS2 for example. The Wii seems "previous gen" compared to the powerhouse systems out today, however it's really just an optical illusion as it can be closer compared to last-gen than current. The Wii obviously went for the less expensive standard resolution (ie. lower resolutions) than the high definition consoles, therefore in theory, does not require as much needed power jump to compete.Originally Posted by Sovieto
This should mean that the Wii can play almost the same games as the 360 (maybe even the PS3) so long as the developers are willing to water down the intensity of the graphics. Simply put, by the time the 360/PS3 developers figure out how to take full advantage of the powerhouse systems current on the market Nintendo will probably already be leaping in to steal "first on the market" place of the upcoming next-gen consoles (which gave the 360 the edge this time around). Microsoft and Sony will probably still be dragging there feet when this happens, as each took a big bite of that "lost profit sandwich" trying to push there product to the masses.
Nintendo, on the other hand, has enjoyed a profit made for each console sold since it's release, so don't expect Nintendo to waste much time if there current console actually starts falling behind.
Consider it "two easy payments of $250 USD" when that time comes.