What Place Does The Nintendo Wii Have In History?

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Posted on July 30, 2007, William What Place Does The Nintendo Wii Have In History?

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I’ve been a bit of a Nintendo Wii critic in the past and am still not a true believer. Give me my PS3, 360 and a 50″ HDTV, surround sound system and I’m one happy camper. That’s not to say that there isn’t a place for the Nintendo Wii. Lately, I have been trying to figure out exactly where Wii’s place will be in history and it’s still a little hard to predict. As far as the “next generation” battle goes, I am convinced that the Microsoft Xbox 360 or Sony PS3 will end up as the champion.

Don’t think I am trying to take away from the Wii’s place in history. The Wii is really the first system in history that got non-gamers out of their closets and into video games. Yesterday, for the first time in American history, a video game competition was televised on CBS as a sports event. The Nintendo Wii certainly had something to do with this event happening in the first place. No Wii games were played in the event, but I believe that video games have become mainstream in a big way because of the system.

Every movement requires a catalyst for change. Only time will tell, but I am willing to bet that the Nintendo Wii is the catalyst for the current peaked interest in video games as a whole. It will never be considered a hard core system by the video game purists and it’s not even that great of a system. However, Nintendo has done a wonderful marketing job and they back the system up with some really innovative peripherals.

Although I am not a big fan of the system, I do believe that the Wii will go down in history honorably. There’s still a lot of time left to see how things go, but I certainly think that this unique system has changed gaming as a whole. The stigma that we are all “basement dwelling, dungeon crawling nerds” is starting to wear off, and we can thank Nintendo for that.

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