Victory in Europe day (for Nintendo)

Ahhh. What a glorious day this is. The air is crisp, the birds are chirping, and once again Sony has proven itself to be the arrogant electronics behemoth that it is. But before I go off on a Sony tangent again, this is a Nintendo blog, and in my opinion Sept. 14 just became the biggest day in Nintendo history next to the eventual launch day of the Wii console. Why? Because as it stands now, Nintendo is not only launching first in North America and Japan, but also when it launches in Europe it will be the only next generation console launching into the hands of those oft stepped on European gamers who usually must wait to get the things us Yanks get first. Sony has effectively ceded Europe to Microsoft and Nintendo, and has put all its eggs into the lucrative North American/Japanese markets. But with the DS doing as well as it has in Japan, and with the 360 and Wii beating Sony to the punch in the States… well, you get the idea.

With that said, and with the number of PS3 units available at launch now set at 400,000 in the U.S. and 100,000 in Japan, just how important do you think the Nintendo media events and Wii parties scheduled for Sept. 14 and throughout October have just become? Is the level of anticipation too high, as one commenter to Infendo said yesterday?

[Thanks, Dan]