I think the point, by a gamer winning, was that more people become interested in games and the sales numbers increase? Quite accurate, but since talking about mainstream, this doesn't mean that people become interested in games the current gamers are interested in. Of course sales go up, but so does the costs. It could lead to a point, where there isn't anymore profitable to make decent games, they have to be franchises outside the gaming scene without decent developing, and hardware manufacturers have to compete with hardware, instead of good games. Until someone decides to bring something new with low development costs and start racing with its software. Well, thats the way i see the future if gaming becomes mainstream. Sony managed to make gaming (more) mainstream with clever advertising of PSX. And now it looks like Wii could do the same thing. Important thing in mainstreaming gaming is to keep dev costs low. Of course more money involved means more expensive games and bigger financial risks, development houses to bankrupt and less room for new developers to enter the market because of high amount of investments required. I agree with oli2, i have played games for 20 years and biggest leap forward was when the processors became powerful enough to run 3D engines and a controller was released what was capable to fully use the new 3D environment. Now Wii looks like its the only "new" console. I was planning that i wouldn'd buy a new console anymore, until i saw in the internet that how Wii can be played.
Vaan pannaan jalalla koreasti.
Nintendo games sell only on Nintendo system.