Wii is a Virus!

In a recent Interview  that spawned a few other posts, here, here and here. I stated that the Wii is like a virus.  I would like to hereby take a moment to clarify what I meant.

First off I believe the Wii is a phenomenal accomplishment and a great addition to the Video game space.  Nintendo did a very smart thing by staying away from the graphics arms race and created a product that was different and could stand out.  

Given this design direction the Wii in my mind is more of a toy then a Games machine, and i say millions of Wii Fit players agree with me!.  It’s a Toy that plays some pretty good video games, but the majority of users that has bought a Wii I believe would never consider buying a X360 or a PS3.  Simply because I believe they would not be interested in that experience, the Wii initial experience is so new and refreshing, they come over and play it with someone or see it in the store and it becomes almost an impulse buy.  

They then play if a few times and BECAUSE they are not gamers, they put it away. It might come out from time to time at a party etc, where some new people get to experience the “fun” and now they go buy one, and the circle repeats itself, thus it spreads like a “virus”.  How many people do you think has come over to a party and played a PS3 or X360 game and then gone a bough a console (Rock band and guitar hero games excluded!), right!.

So i really meant no disrespect to Nintendo at all or the Wii, just expressed the opinion that i think the Wii will need a successor sooner rather then later, as its Newness and Virus spreading capabilities will soon run out.   Just my 2 cents!