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.
Once-Proud Canadian, Enlightened Atheist, Gaming God.