wow the sarcasm in this thread is saddening. You people must have never picked up a dovstoyevski or watched a Hitchock and don't want to see anything comparable in games either.
No, it's because you're thread is pointless whining. Wahh, Nintendo is killing casual games, boo-hooo. Funny, I don't think Nintendo is making the casual games on the other systems. I also don't think they're cranking out HD titles that routinely fail to make back the ridiculous production costs. Nintendo is bringing new people into gaming, which, that's right Mr. Delusional, will benefit the industry as a whole.
Sure, a lot of them have pretty awful tastes. My Mom bought herself a Wii and promptly threw away $40 on uber-trite like Carnival Games. But then, lo and behold, she instantly bought Guitar Hero III for herself as well. People had pretty awful taste when the Atari2600 or NES introduced them to gaming, as well. As they grow as gamers, they'll grow toward more hardcore gaming and their tastes will become refined. Everyone has bad taste in something until they get into it for a while and learn more about said something.
Face it, the industry needs casual-leaning titles to reach out beyond the hardcore. That's what sports titles and crap like SingStar and the Sony Eyetoy and the Game Boy Camera have been doing for ages. Bring gaming to more people than just gamers.
The hardcore games aren't going anywhere. They're just getting worse and worse cases of sequelitis, and less and less creative overall. Funny, the people to blame for that--are us hardcore gamers, who often refuse to buy into new games, original ideas, or creativity. Almost no one bought Eternal Darkness on the Wii, but we hardcore geniuses were more than happy to go out and by the GC Resident Evil--only about the 4th iteration of that one game. Still, I can't say I understand this paranoid delusion that Nintendo is trying, or going, to destroy traditional hardcore games. Looks to me like there are still tons and tons, and tons and tons of hardcore games still coming out.
Also, it's Ingmar Bergman, so next time you want to sound like you're all high-n-mighty, you can at least spell his name correctly while referencing a film you've probably never seen (by the way, The Seventh Seal is freakin' awesome with surprisingly deep writing for the era--no doubt all thanks to being made outside of Hollywood).