There is no denying the collasal sucess of the Nintendo Wii. According to some sales figures, Nintendo is the far leader in the console wars with over 86 million Wiis sold, easily outdistancing the XBOX 360 and the Playstation 3.
The fact that the Wii has become a pop culture smash has many people scratching their head in disbelief. How did a console without high definition graphics, a laughable online system, and a library of over 1000 games that play exactly the same become such a sucess? The answer is simply - the controller.
With a powerless console, and a quirky gimick in that of motion control, Nintendo needed to create a remote that non-gamers would be comfortable with. Trying to develop something that would be familiar to everyone, Nintendo created the Wii controller to look like a remote control. The controller was not intimidating to the non-gamer, and became widely accepted. The Wii controller can be credited with much of the Wii's success. Nintendo understands the importance of the controller and intends on making the next console controller as revolutionary as the Wii's.
Many televisons were broken when Wii controllers slipped through peoples hands (see picture on left). Apparently the fatties trying to lose weight while playing Wii fitness games should wash the butter from the popcorn and grease from the fried chicken off their fatty hands before playing.