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We seem to be in a "lets discuss Edge articles" mood lately, and this one interested me. Some of the data they use to support the claim is a bit weak, but the point is interesting.
So I would ask you: Do you think the Wii bubble has burst?
Being the owner of a release Wii, I am very torn on the platform itself. The few games I have that I enjoy (Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime 3, Zelda: Twilight Princess, Mario Kart) are awesome, but the system seems to have a disproportionately high amount of worst-in-class shovel ware. The game library is incredibly weak, and I wonder if that is starting to catch up to Nintendo. The shiny "Oh wow, I move the controller and stuff on the screen moves" feeling is starting to wear off, and people are starting to demand content that isn't paper thin.
There are other factors as well. Most of the world is in a pretty nasty recession right now, so people don't have the discretionary income to go buy a new system. People who want a Wii may already have one, as the whole demand craze seems to have died down. I remember a year ago 50 year old co-workers of mine were gushing about their Wii or how they were trying to find one, but that seems to have all died down.
As another talking point, I'd be curious what some of you think the Wii's effect on gaming as a whole has been. Has it been good, opening up gaming to the main stream? Has it hurt core gaming a little, with all kinds of shovel ware and diluted tripe that most of us refuse to play?