Nintendo's gonna rock the house, and we're gonna find out exactly how much so in a couple of hours during their press conference. The name's a little goofy, but going from being interested in it when it was the Revolution, to being, uh, not interested in the Wii, is even more stupid than the name itself.
Nintendo's press conference just wrapped up. They didn't get specific like Sony did regarding pricing and date, just that the Wii (yes, that is
the real name) will be cheaper than the other two consoles (as if it could be any more expensive), and that it would be available in the fourth quarter.
Zelda: Twilight Princess will come in two flavors: GameCube and Wii, and both will be available day-and-date with the Wii, on the Wii launch. This is huge.
Super Mario Galaxy is the Mario game for the Wii
Metroid Prime 3 is gonna be on the Wii
Wii Sports is a launch title which includes tennis, golf, and baseball, and which looks like it will be really fun with the new controller and multiplayer
Bunch of new franchise games for the DS: Starfox, Yoshi's Island 2, Mario Hoops, Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2, Final Fantasy III, others
The new controllers make the "motion-sensoring" on the PS3s controllers look like an absolute joke. They've got little speakers on them, which will correlate with the on-screen action, and they have a rumble feature, which Sony's "new" controller will not
Big emphasis on the feel of the games as opposed to the graphics
Even bigger emphasis on getting non-gamers involved
Very, very impressive stuff