Nintendo Wii wins E3 ‘Best of Show’ award

“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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MacDailyNews Note: Not Apple-related, but may be interesting to some MDN readers. We’re going to follow the Nintendo Wii’s story for pretty obvious reasons.

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  1. To add some Apple content to this story, the Wii will come with two USB ports, and no Hard Drive. Nintendo says they will let users choose what storage to use, either through SD cards and/or external hard drives. If the Wii is able to connect to an Apple iPod to play music while playing games and to store game data and downloads, that would be a major advantage for Nintendo.

  2. It’s going to be interesting to see the marketshare figures for the three consoles once the dust has settled. I have a feeling Nintendo won’t be in third place this time around. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  3. MDN, I disaree. This is Apple related. Nintendo is another company who is relying on innovation, design, and what the customer wants. They are also up against crappy companies who rely on market bully tactics and do not innovate. Go Nintendo.

  4. Nintendo should be the console of choice for Mac-fans; for the big N it’s the quality of software and the experience that counts.

    Apple and Nintendo are similar in many ways, they should work together.

  5. Where are all the evil people complaining about “how is this Apple related” and “slow news day”?

    I for one think it’s great. It certainly is of relevance to some mac users since we tend to like things on teh cutting edge, and yes these controllers are going to change how people play games.

    Im not much of a gamer, but I can’t wait to play one.

  6. The gaming industry has always been fluid.New market leaders happen every generation or so.

    PS3 and XBox are TOO expensive for the average person and has a market of teenagers and losers without girlfriends.

    Wii goes after the average person who either stopped playing games because of how Sony and Microsoft destroyed them; or for people who never played games.

  7. The Wii has to problems:
    a) The controller
    b) Nintendo writes games for 7 year olds.

    These guys are on the right track but they should consider broadening their audience. The days of the Famicom are over. Time to get competitive.

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