Wii Launch Report: Nintendo's Next Generation is Set in Motion
Nintendo made its long-awaited comeback bid Saturday night with Wii, and the console's launch was deemed a success. Two million Wiis sold out (or came damn near close to selling out) and Link returned with Twilight Princess. But can a cute, affordable console with motion-based gameplay win the next-generation console race?
Not a whole lot is riding on the launch of the Wii - just Nintendos's future. Consider for a moment that if Sony's PlayStation 3 was to be a disappointment and its gaming business suddenly crashed, Sony itself would surely go on. As for Microsoft and its Xbox business, well, I doubt anybody weeps for a software giant with $40 billion in cash reserves. Nintendo, however, has taken more than a few lumps during the last decade.