Well, nowadays, companies are so focused on giving gamers one of three things:
- or Gaming Enjoyment (i.e, Online play, voice connectivity, demos, etc.)
This is how I see it, Microsoft is focused on 2, then 1, then 3. 2-1-3. They make their games enjoyable for people, while saying they are the most graphically advanced, and fortunately for them, #3 just came naturally to them.
Sony, 1-3-2. Sony's commercials on T.V seem to be entirely focused on what visuals the console can bring, while not exactly showing their quality of games. Now I'm not saying they don't have good games, I'm just saying they don't focus entirely on it.
Nintendo, well that's an odd story. 2-2-1-3. Yes, 2-2-1-3. They focus so unbelievably much on gameplay, it's not even ridiculous. And as a result of this, they have 3 HUGE games. Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Galaxy, and Resident Evil 4. *COUGH* BRAWL! *COUGH* and some others to be named later...
Nintendo has made some of the best games EVER made, in fact, some say they've made the top 3 games ever made period. They are, from the statistics I've gathered from multiple sources, and in order:
- Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
- Super Mario Bros. (NES)
- Super Mario Galaxy [(Wii), and yes, I'm serious.]
Although as I write this, I'm beginning to reconsider my 2-2-1-3. Galaxy had some astonishing graphics for it's time, and Ocarina was a huge leap for Video Games in the graphics department.
Although, the console isn't the most graphically advanced, they do produce some pretty sharp "cartoon graphics".
Realism with sports and "life-like" graphics = No Wii.
Sharp, un-pixelated graphics = Wii.
Although...getting a console based on graphics is one of the worst ways to pick a console, but hey...that's just me....