I honestly think a big reason why the Wii was such a sucess story, was the more casual games.
That and the motion controlls in ads, made non typical gamers want to give it a try.
Which just fit right in, with its low cost (it was like 99$ at one point).
If nintendo had instead launched a more expensive version... I think sales would have suffered from that crowd.
Necro-bump this 2020: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=229249
Bumb in 2021: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9047071