It seems The Sims creator Will Wright is among the people who see Wii as the most significant thing that’s happened in the console business in quite a while.
In a recent interview to Guardian Unlimited, he said: “Somebody asked me what I thought next generation meant and what about the PlayStation 3 was next generation. The only next gen system I’ve seen is the Wii – the PS3 and the Xbox 360 feel like better versions of the last, but pretty much the same game with incremental improvement.”
When asked what kind of a gaming set-up he has at home, Wright responded: “We’ve got an Xbox 360 collecting dust in the background, a Wii hooked up that we use quite a bit. I don’t have a PS3. I still, for the most part, prefer playing games on the computer – to me the mouse is the best input device ever.
Every generation it’s like “the PC’s dead! The PC’s dead!”. But it carries on growing when consoles are flat for five years. At the moment I can get better graphics on my PC than I can on the PS3.”
Wright also touched on the subject of Spore, which is currently in the finishing stages and should become available in the next six months: “Spore is ending up very nicely – in some sense we’ve exceeded a lot of what we thought we would get.”