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Somebody asked me what I thought next generation meant and what about the PlayStation 3 was next generation. The only next gen system I've seen is the Wii – the PS3 and the Xbox 360 feel like better versions of the last, but pretty much the same game with incremental improvement. Bu tht eWii feels like a major jump – not that the graphics are more powerful, but that it hits a completely different demographic. In some sense I see the Wii as the most significant thing that's happened, at least on the console side, in quite a while.
So in a month we'll be coming up on the second anniversary of Nintendo's little white money printer. Remember when they first revealed the name and we were all like WTF? And then they revealed the remote and we were like WTF?
And then they launched the thing and it quickly blew past everyone else in sales while all the people that participated in the PS3 launch riots and subsequent failed eBay sales returned their console?
What's your favorite game? What games are you looking forward to? Discuss.
I personally feel that Nintendo is doing everything right this generation. They put out a great piece of hardware at a great price that strived to be different--and it's paying off. Nintendo could be the only developer for the thing and there'd still be enough software for it to be worth a purchase.
And I feel that by the end of the generation WiiWare & the Virtual Console will make up the best software lineup out of the three console's respective Downloadable Game Services.