- Crappy 3rd party shovel ware, with the occasional gem. Now, I wasn't around during the NES days, but with the number of Angry Video Game Nerd videos I've seen(and the fact that back then many sources including the movie The Wizard claimed that their were only 80 games for the NES when there's really over 800 confirmed NES games), I think it's safe to say, a good 9/10s of the NES' library was less than outstanding. For every Final Fantasy, you had a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Hydlide, and a Milon's Secret Castle. With the Wii, for every Mad World, there's a Baby Sitting Mama, Carnival Games, and a Deca Sports 3. The difference between then and now? Now, there's something a bit better being offered.
- A ton of accessories. With the NES we had the the Zapper, Rob, Power Pad, Power Glove, U Force, Speed Board, and several others. With the Wii there's the Classic Controller, Motion Plus, Wii Balance Board, Wii Speak, and the Wii Zapper. While other systems have had accessories, none that I know of have had them in as large a quantity as these two.
- Three main series Super Mario games. NES had Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2 (only counting one version of the game) and Super Mario Bros. 3. The Wii Has Super Mario Galaxy, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and Super Mario Galaxy 2. all other Nintendo Consoles have only had one main series game(although, some may count Yoshi's Island as a main series game, making it 2 for the SNES if you do).
- Carrying over part of their predecessor's name. Self-explanatory.
- Expanding the modern controller. The SNES introduced the standard 4 face buttons, and the idea of shoulder buttons. The Wii U is introducing the touch screen. (Granted, that seems to be a common trait among Nintendo's systems. The N64 introduced the analog stick and rumble. Wii introduced motion controls. GameCube....Wireless with the WaveBird?)
Edited by Andy, 28 November 2011 - 01:29 PM.