Did the same thing happen last gen with the ps2? I don't know cause I didn't go to gaming websites, but I doubt it.
It didn't, so all this "It's clear the Wii is the winner" reason for ignoring it is just another excuse.
The Wii has commited the ultimate sin. It's shattered the illusion about gaming going mainstream.
It's not what you think. It's that the current enthusiast gamers were convinced gaming was about to go mainstream, but as their kind of games. Metal Gear, Final Fantasy, Halo, Grand Theft Auto. Those were supposed to break out into the mainstream, with the power of High Definition.
Nintendo came around and showed that Brain Age and Wii Fit were what the mainstream wanted even more than GTA. And then GTA IV gets outsold by a Mario Kart game that got dumbed-down and came with a plastic wheel.
Nintendo has become a literal iconoclast. They destroyed the notion that bigger, flasher, and more expsensive games were what the public was going for. The gaming press has done the only thing they can do short of admitting they were wrong. They are just trying to pretend the Wii doesn't count.
Ever seen those war movies where uptight commanders (especially 19th century British army) just refuse to accept a situation that isn't going the way they planned? That's what these people are doing. That's why the ignore the Wii. Facing it would be facing their own shortsightedness.