Boston, with all due respect, you are defending a system that is 99% franchises!! LOL!! Let us take a look....FFXIII, Devil May Cry 4, a new Warhawk, Tekken 6, Virtual Fighter 5, Metal Gear Solid 4, a new GTA(next year), new Tony Hawk, the EA sports lineup, Resident Evil 5, etc. While Nintendo has their fair share of franchises, I think you are being extremely biased in your judgement of Nintendo. After all, do you honestly expect Nintendo to simply rid themselves of those pesky franchises(wink, wink) all in the name of being ALL original ALL the time;-). I guess it makes sense since Odama, Killer 7, Batallion Wars, Donkey Konga: JB and the like sold billions of copies, right?;-) There is absolutely nothing wrong with franchises so long as there are enough original games coming down the pipeline as well. Personally, for the Wii, I am stoked about this little game called Sadness, as well as some game called Disaster, the new Trauma Center, Wario Ware, Excite Trucks, Super Mario Galaxy, the new Super Smash Bros, etc. I have officially decided that I will never own another Sony product after seeing the controller, as well the price. While I can guarantee that you will defend their decision, I find it amusing that Sony showed the "boomerang" at last year's E3, then at the Gamer's Summit(not long before the then-Revolution controller was shown) and now, suddenly, they have a controller with a similar function! I am sorry, Boston, but as much as you hate Nintendo for relying heavily on their franchises(which they do, like Sony and MS, and it makes PERFECT business sense) I hate Sony for their absolute lack of creativity and OVER RELIANCE of the ideas of others. I don't give a crap if it is only a portion of what the WII controller could do, it's the fact that I have this funny feeling that, after the Wii controller was revealed, Sony scrambled to come up with something that would at least "lift" an element to steal some thunder away from them. I'm sorry but how many ideas have Nintendo or MS stolen from Sony? Oh, that's right, Sony stole THEIR ideas and how does one steal their own ideas BACK?! Anyway, that is my little rant for the day. Boston, I respect the fact that you adore Sony but personally, I think your argument is a wee bit hypocritical....just my thoughts.