Nintendo has done a fantastic job at accomplishing what they set out to do by bringing in people who had left or just never started gaming. The question is in regards to those who got tired of gaming that the Wii was able to draw in, will nintendo be able to keep them.
I am a gamer who has had a console every generation from the Sega Master System to the N64. After the 64 I got tired of gaming going in the same direction and I didnt see a point to keep buying new systems. I never stopped gaming, I just stopped keeping up with the latest thing. While everyone was buying Gamecube games I was buying N64, Virtual Boy, Genesis, and Master System games at pawn shops and garage sales. I could have just kept playing my master system from here to judgement day and been very content. It wasnt till I saw the E3 video where the Wii was really showcased that I knew I had to jump right back on the bandwagon.
Now that I am a Wii owner I am already planning on going back to my old ways and having this console last me a decade or so. I am constantly on Craigslist and other places trying to find cheap games that I may not have time to play now but I know one day when everyone else has gone on to the next big thing I will play. There are so many games that I just dont have the funds for or time for currently that once the wii is what the gamecube is now I could always go back and find a copy of Bully or NMH or Godfather or so on and be content.
Im not alone, there are plenty of people out there like me. Nintedo has done a fantastic job drawing us back in the mainstream with the Wii but the more I think about it the more of an impossible task it seems to keep us with what is current. Do you think Nintnedo will be able to keep those gamers next gen who dont need to have a console every gen who own a wii?