From death quickly sweeps over land!
All resisting will DIE by his hand!
It's time to say your last goodbyes!
Tonight my friend even death may die!
Hardly, Iwata clearly said it was a complete gamble to risk such a traditional business model by going out of the box. I think the performance deal was somewhat correct. I think they didn't want to risk losing so much money by making a powerful machine while keeping the controller concept with the Wii Remote. I mean in the end it paid off well for them (well, did)
If the Wii had better games out during the first 2 years I would've kept mine no problem. I use to be a huge Nintendo fanboy but the games just didn't really interest me much, I sold it and bought a 360 Elite in early 2008 because of it.
But the Wii had some really great games out 2006-2008...
A majority of this forum is just College-aged adults annoying little kids on the Nintendo forum.
Don't know why people think it would have been expensive for Nintendo to make a powerful console from the start of this generation.
PS3 was only really "expensive" due to Blu-Ray and perhaps Cell.