Those who enjoy a rousing match of Call of Duty complete with expletives hurled at buddies were greatly disappointed that the Wii failed to deliver on many levels. From the lack of a chat function to no headset support on either the console or Wiimote, many veteran gamers who thrive in online arenas found little reason to invest in the Wii.
Even with Nintendo casting as wide a net as possible on the Wii, a certain demographic was bound to be missed -- which in this case was anyone who solely plays competitive multiplayer games.
Historically, Nintendo has demonstrated little interest in making their consoles a multi-purpose entertainment hub. From limited Netflix support to zero movie playback options, the intent was clear: this is a gaming system, and they want you to play with your friends in the same room.
Luckily, local couch co-op has been making a comeback in the indie game scene, but has largely been left behind by most AAA developers since the mid-aughts.
If your intent is to play Diablo 3 online with your friends for a spirited round of shit-talking, the Wii is definitely not for you -- but that doesn't mean that it's a bad choice for everyone. The Internet has proven time and again that it can quickly devour anyone in its path, but at least the Wii is there to provide safe harbor when it's time to log off.
Do you think these complaints about the Wii are valid? Or is it just not a system that's made to suit every kind of gamer out there. Let me know down in the comments!