September 21, 2005

Viva La Revolution!

Anyone with a passing interest in the business of games should read this article. It's an extremely well-written piece that was sparked by Nintendo's unveiling of their wild new controller. Is Nintendo really that smart?

Well, based on the evidence, yes they are. Year after year they sell less than the competition, but make more profit. This isn't by accident, it's by design. I have to admit that when I first heard about the controller, I was skeptical. Would a motion-sensitive uber-remote actually deliver an innovative experience?

The games aren't here yet, so the proof hasn't quite materialized, but ask yourself this question: would your mother rather thumb a D-pad, or wave a virtual 'baton' to say, conduct an orchestra? I think you get my point.

Nintendo has found a way to deliver an unparalleled amount of gameplay experiences with one device, and I for one hope they succeed (which history has shown us they usually do).

Chalk me up for the Revolution!

Posted by mix at September 21, 2005 05:06 PM
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