Favorite Games of 2006
2006 was another transitional year in gaming as PlayStation 3 and Wii debuted a little over a week apart. The situation was actually quite similar to Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable in that everyone expected Sony’s powerful hardware and the PlayStation brand to steamroll over Nintendo’s more modest and unconventional hardware, but the reverse occurred. Where PS3 had trouble selling units, Wii was impossible to find.
It was quite a few months before I was able to buy a Wii, which involved a mad dash to a not-quite-nearby Walmart. Curiously, I went through a similar process in buying the Wii U/Mario Kart 8 bundle.