Dave Mirra BMX
Shrek the Third|
Written by Phil Thompson
Nintendo DS, when introduced into the market, received unsurprising
amounts of criticism from people who hadn't played it. People
were saying it was 'a stupid idea.' People recalled unsuccessful attempts by Electronics Company Tiger
Electronics. However, when such critics got their hands on the system,
their mouths slammed shut.
Even now, people are still 'having their first touch,' with
the aid of games such as Nintendogs, Brain Training, Polarium, Metroid
Prime Hunters and Electroplankton, and are left positively stunned
by what the system can do.
This is what Nintendo expect from Wii. They have already witnessed the
mad E3 rush to the Nintendo stall, at which waiting lines extended for
over 3 hours, in, out and around Nintendo's ice white, neon-lit
And, as expected, people came out with a new found craving for Wii. Playing is the
key to Wii's success, as it was to the DS - only when the consumer actually has a go
can any scepticism be abandoned.
If the story is the same for the industry as it is for the consumer
market, Nintendo could be on the road to regaining their market share
from competitors Sony and Microsoft. DS was a test run. It went well.
It proved that the market was ready for change. Nintendo have taken
this evidence, built on it, and have designed Wii to deliver the same
success (and money printing goodness [it may as well be]) as Nintendo
And if they're lucky, they may just pull it off.