“Video game critics on Wednesday honored Nintendo’s Wii console and Electronic Arts’ upcoming “Spore” video game for bringing fresh ideas to the $28.5 billion industry that has been criticized for relying on films for inspiration and on game sequels for sales,” Lisa Baertlein reports for Reuters. “Critics crowned the Wii ‘Best of Show’ after game enthusiasts at the recent Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) waited hours to get their hands on the Nintendo Co. Ltd. machine due later this year. They raved about how its new controller allowed them to play sports games like tennis and football much in the same way they are played in real life.”
“Creating games for the Wii is expected to be far less expensive than for the PS3 and Xbox 360, super-charged machines that boast eye-popping graphics capabilities and cost about twice as much as Nintendo’s upcoming console,” Baertlein reports. “Wii also won for ‘Best Hardware’ and Nintendo’s ‘Wii Sports’ title took home the prize for ‘Best Sports Game.'”
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Nintendo’s Wii steals show at Electronic Entertainment Expo – May 12, 2006