Are you guys serious? I love Nintendo, but wii games being in top graphically? They look beyond horrible, jaggies everywhere, bad textures, 480i resolution, which can be updated to 480p if you buy the cable for it, still very far from the typical 640p-720p last generation.
Mario galaxy looked decent, I still love it, but nothing like when Nintendo came with Mario 64 and it was a graphical marvel compared to the ps1, or even the gamecube when it had Mario sunshine and luigi mansion and graphics were really great compared to the ps2.
I don't think Nintendo will ever again be on top of graphics with their new approach. But I thought that's what people want, portability instead of graphics.
With that said the wiiU was the first time I saw beautiful graphics from Nintendo on an HD TV. Games like pikmin 3, Mario 3d, wonderful 101 all look amazing, but then again breath of the wild looks horrible with jaggies being very noticeable. The switch has even less of a chance because even tough its barely any more powerful than a wiiU (which was several times less powerful than ps4), now it competes with xbox X graphics and soon with ps5 graphics, so Nintendo wont even compete in graphics for the foreseeable future.
Which one of us said that Wii games were top graphically? I believe what it said is that the game The Conduit PUSHED THE WII in terms of graphics. Also, there are some surprisingly good looking Nintendo games out there like you mentioned. Nintendo is good at taking a very limited system and pushing that system graphically.
Exactly; the Wii U for instance was way behind PS4/Xbone in power, yet Victor insists on how beautiful some its games were. While the gap was bigger, I'd say the same applies to Wii vs PS3 and 360.
Speaking on Wii, I remembered another one worth adding; Rayman Origins. Sure, at 480p it was nowhere near as crisp as the HD versions, but its quirky and stylized 2D art still worked great within the system's limitations.