Nintendo Wii Launches
Nintendo has basically always been a big force in gaming. That is a statement that is hard to refute. Perhaps that is why the company felt comfortable taking the big risk it did when it launched a console that wanted to combine the appeal of video games with the familiarity of, well, a television remote. At first, some bemoaned the “waggle” remotes and “casual” games, but eventually the console was rife with offerings for everyone. It also helped prove that motion controls were viable and Microsoft and Sony soon followed suit with attempts of their own.