17 Dec 2006
Wee Wii Woos
After a quick go with the Nintendo Wii my nephew somehow got hold of (I’m assured no rival shoppers were trampled over), it’s clear it’s not only going to dominate the ‘family console’ market, but could also attract large numbers of older, more experienced gamers. Yeah, the graphics are simple and the controller can be frustratingly imprecise, but it’s great fun and can only improve as programmers refine the controls and networking features are introduced. I’m seriously tempted to buy one in the new year.
Microsoft has the lead when it comes to more conventional gaming, with the Xbox 360 being a must-have for anyone with a nice HD telly, so it seems Sony will be left to pick up the crumbs this time around.