Just read a short little article on 1up
Where they point out that technically, the Wii just won this generation of consoles, if you go just by sales.
By best games i don't think anyone can argue that it won, and personaly, my wii is in my kids room and just used because it's the only other thing i have for netflix, and so i can occasionaly play an old game on the VC, but it did sell more than ps3 and 360, all of nintendos games sold very well, so for nintendo, this thing was a huge success and a giant turn around from the dissapointment that the gamecube must have been.
Did anyone here predict it though? I remember saying that it's lower price was it's biggest selling point, but i can't recall ever thinking that it's control concept was going to be cribbed by Sony or Microsoft and become things they heavily pushed for their own gadgets. I know i didn't in fact, i just considered the wii mote gimmicky. And the balance board (which sold incredibly well...which i still consider gimmicky, though i own one myself), or the friggen wii motion plus deal, which they barely took advantage of...but it still sold really well.
I remember not being able to get a friggen wii for an entire year.