In a report by GameSpot, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata responded to continued Wii shortages some 6 months after it’s launch and defending Wii/DS and “next-gen” systems: “It looks like some people are (saying) Nintendo is not incorporating state-of-the-art technologies into its products,” Iwata said. “We are using state-of-the-art technologies to realize the compact-size Wii console with low power consumption.”
No mention of motion controls and snazzy DS controls, Iwata? Depending on your definition of state of the art, that’s got to be at least innovative when applied to video games. But alas, the real issue is that a majority of people only view state of the art as high-end graphics and processing power. That’s short sighted.