How the Wii was born

ARS Technica has a great article on how the risky Wii went from planning, engineering, and design to the small, glossy Wii box you see pictured above that will launch on November 19. From the article: “Nintendo realized that as the core group of gamers gets older, there is a demand for a less toy-like enclosure… [engineers] had a significant engineering challenge from the company president himself. ‘I remember that,’ Iwata said. ‘I stacked a few DVD cases and said: I want something about this big.'”