The Wii changed gaming industry, selling over 86 million units over the past five years. The innovative wand controller brought an entirely new dimension to video gaming.
But the times (specifically, the competition) have caught up with the Wii. Microsoft’s Kinect game-control system has drawn raves. And Sony has the Move controller – essentially mimicking the Wii. Without the uniqueness of the wand, the Wii has faltered. It’s graphics have always paled compared to its competitors, and such add ons like Blu-Ray playback, are few and far between.
To Nintendo is ready to move on from its groundbreaking console.
The next generation Wii – titled Project Café – will arrive in 2012. There are no details on the new console – just speculation.
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.