I have to agree with Jeff big time on Skyrim. I want it in my eye holes now. Put it in me.
Also. I think Nintendo should be ragged on. They effectively turned away from the hardcore crowd to appeal to a wider audience. An easy sacrifice to make from a business standpoint for sure. Sure it went well, but to me the Wii is very alienating. The lack of HD and the whole Wiimote gimmick were interesting, and I never bought one personally. I do play Brawl when I'm with my friends, but only with a Gamecube controller, because there really only is one place I can get the Smash Bros. experience and that's on a Wii (unless I want to play Melee... which I don't.) That's sad. Imagine what Brawl could be with an online system comparable to XBL or PSN!!! Sure it's innovation with the Wiimote and motion control. Great. Good for you. But as they take one step forward, they might as well be taking two steps back when compared to Sony and Microsoft
What I'm getting at is that it feels like they removed the hurdles for the average non-hardcore gamer, but in turn added hurdles for the more hardcore gamer. Lack of big 3rd party titles, a controller that is subpar and generally offputting in my opinion, and a real disappointing spread of iconic Nintendo figures, except for SMG 1 and 2. I have no interest in playing Skyward Sword unless I can use a Gamecube controller, and that's a sad compromise, one that shouldn't be happening in the first place. I'm not too big on Metroid, but all I heard was disappointment concerning Samus last outing. DKC Returns seriously could be a 3DS game!!!
I don't have the time to devote to 3 systems, so nowadays I play mostly PC and 360. Wii lacks the grade A games I want from my investments. Also I don't have the money even if I did have the time. And, even if I had the money AND time, Wii lacks the appeal. I don't see why I would buy the Wii... and this is from a guy who grew up playing NES and SNES. I want to be loyal to Nintendo and these characters, but right now there is little reason to hold such loyalties when it feels like the company has none of their own.