Originally Posted by Damien
Doesn't matter if they eventually get outdone in terms of graphics by Microsoft and Sony. The graphics will be good enough which is all that really matters. Nintendo's strong point is the quality and sheer fun of their games and that's the strength they cater for when they make their consoles.
The Kinect hasn't really worked so far and Microsoft's E3 showing was poor. The Kinect seemed to be shoehorned into existing popular games as a side feature, nothing core to the game just a little gimmick tacked on. In Mass Effect 3 you can speak the line of dialogue rather than select it? Not only is that a nothing feature it's one that won't be used.
It remains to be seen how good the Wii U is but it looks like it will again offer something different and fun. It would be foolish to dismiss it as people dismissed the DS and the Wii initially. Nintendo know how to make fun games and fun consoles.
The problem for the Kinect (and the PS Move) is that it's an add-on to the console. Companies may be slightly cautious about supporting it because supporting it probably adds significant cost to the development of the game, and they don't' know if it's going to draw a large enough number of customers into buying their game to justify the expense of developing it.
The Wii (and Wii U) have had the advantage that they have had motion sensitive controllers from the start, so the developers know that every user will have a Wiimote and/or one of these new HD controllers, so they will be more willing to develop for them.
Of course, you can bet that if this new controller becomes a big hit, that MS and Sony will be looking at including something similar with their next gen consoles.