Wii – Revolutionary Gaming on Evolutionary Hardware
Posted by cascadehush on October 6, 2006
The Nintendo Wii hardware is similar to the Gamecube, as A gaming PC is similar to a Windows 95 word processing computer.
If this is true, Nintendo could be doing something radical with it’s hardware by being conservative. Each new generation of game console traditionally meant a completely different architecture. It still remains the greatest arguement in favour of PC gaming, that you can run a wider range of older games on current hardware.
Whether Wii’s radical departure from traditional gaming will win out or not, time will tell. If it does manage to carve out a niche, one can hope that perhapse Nintendo will continue the trend of using an evolutionary hardware platform that provides consistency for developers and backwards-compatability for users.