The Wii is basically at the end of its lifetime. It's come full circle from the next big thing a few years ago, to a system on its last legs now. Nintendo took a huge gamble when they launched the Wii over another traditional console so was it worth it? In financial terms, it obviously was. It combined with the DS was the biggest financial success ever for Nintendo. But in terms of its long-term effects, was it the right decision? Nintendo essentially turned away from the traditional, more powerful console with better games with the Wii. Was it right for Nintendo to emphasize (and continue to emphasize) specific features of the platform instead of more power and better games?