Whenever new consoles come out, I predict their success or failure. Last gen I saw nothing but $ for all 3 consoles. I was right woo hoo.
Not gonna happen this time. The risk that Nintendo took with the Wii wasn't much of a risk. The platform was so cheap it literally could not have failed. But now they are excacerbating the problems that the Wii managed to overcome, and adding new ones.
1: The controller. Every single console to have a controller bigger than the current controllers has failed or replaced their controller. Gamegear failed. Dreamcast failed. Xbox failed, then capitulated to make a smaller controller and succeeded.
2: The HDD is insignificant in size. 32gb for the top line $350 model. 8 gb for the $300 model. A PS3 or XBox 360 would be both cheaper and more capable. Unless MS screws themselves again and discontinue the 360 upon the release of their new console.
Proud Canadian, Enlightened Atheist, Gaming God.