The New York Times has a nice article about the ‘unexpected’ success the Wii is enjoying. I think the success was bound to happen since the industry got itself into a ‘graphics’ rut. The article is a good read nonetheless. Here’s a taste:

Some of the video game industry’s smartest minds thought that couch potatoes wanted richer graphics and more challenging virtual worlds. It turns out that a lot of potatoes simply wanted to get off the couch.

So is the Wii expanding the video game market, or is it stealing customers from Sony and Microsoft?

I say keep going and don’t look back Nintendo. They talk of it being a closer three way race in the market–Nintendo can blow it wide open this year with the games lineup they have.

Source: NY Times