Can Nintendo’s Mii Concept Kill MySpace?

Yahoo News takes a look at the recently announced Mii “popularity” channel. In their article, they question whether or not the Wii will be a rival to MySpace.

Gaming industry analyst Richard Doherty, research director for Envisioneering Group, said that it is a smart move by Nintendo. “Absolutely. Within a year, the Wii may be the most successful and valuable social-networking community on the Web,” Doherty said.

I just don’t see it happening. It’s like saying “will the Instant Message replace email?” It just isn’t the same thing with the same purpose. If any question should be asked, it might be “will social content on Wii be more popular than PlayStation Home?”