Sometimes it’s good to root for the underdog. While Nintendo’s Wii was criticized early on for not being nearly as powerful as the Xbox 360 or PS3. However, it’s unique gameplay design has made it one of the best selling consoles on the market right now. Unfortunately, as EA has recently noted, they should have payed more attention to the little guy.
EA recently ended their fiscal year, which was the “toughest year in the company’s history.” CEO John Riccitiello blamed a large portion on this because the company jumped on the “wrong horse.” They devoted much of their time to the Xbox 360 and PS3, while doing very little on the Wii.
Looking back on all of the hype surrounding the “Revolution” later known as the Wii, I don’t really know how EA missed this one. Consumers were just going nuts about it, talking about how it was going to revolutionize games. Yet all EA looked at was how much raw power they had to work with. Lets just hope that they’ve learned their lesson and split their time equally between the systems.