can it happen? yes. will it happen? no.
nintendo wouldn't have enough Wii's to sustain sales of 1Mil. a month in the USA. with our economy in the crisis that its in and our dollar losing value, they would rather send the systems across the pond to europe where they would make twice as much off the system than here.
The economy may just get worse, but videogames are going to prosper, even as movie and music sales decline as they already are.
Games have the potential to provide the most entertainment for your dollar, and I expect they will be transformed into the dominant type of entertainment in a slumping economy. And games like Brain Training and Wii Fit demonstrate how gaming has the potential to offer cost advantages over other industries outside the entertainment sector too.
"[Our former customers] are unable to find software which they WANT to play."
"The way to solve this problem lies in how to communicate what kind of games [they CAN play]."
Satoru Iwata, Nintendo President. Only slightly paraphrased.