Nintendo can say what they want, in regards to whom they seek to satisfy, and to whem their loyalties lie. Nintendo has found success with the mass market, with the non gamers. While I'm happy for their success, I am saddened by their disregard for gamers.
The Wii's controls are excellent and apparently they've made them better (with the addition of the the Wii Motion Plus). The Wii's Nunchuck, and Wiimote work well with its games, and show that they were well designed. However, The Classic Controller is awful, and is a direct polar opposite of controllers of Nintendo's past that were better thoughout and much more ergonomic; and thus is a slap to the face of all gamers. Before the Classic controller was released, Mad Catz released their Playstation 2 RetroCon controller. A controller that I was interested in, for Retro gaming. The D-pad was pretty good on the Retrocon. The primary problem that I had with the controller was the placement of the R1/R2, and the L1/L2 buttons. Intead of having them above and below one another, the Left and Right shoulder were next to each other all in one row. For the most part the L1, and R1 buttons were easy to reach as they were inline with the original L and R of the SNES controller, however this inline design makes L2, and R2 buttons a chore to reach. This is the issue that I have with Nintendo Wii's classic controller, plus I don't like the fact that it can't plug directly into the console, or just be wireless on its own.
Where is Star Fox? Where is F-Zero? Where is Kid Icarus' triumphant return? How about a new Punchout to contend with Facebreaker? Why can't Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii) use the gamecube controller? What I would like to see from Nintendo is a Wii Console that has a traditional Nintendo price tag, Xbox 360 graphics, and PS3 esq HDD upgradability. I'd also like to see some 720p from a future Nintendo Wii.
I did a search for F-zero game for the Wii, just to see if there was anything on the horizon.
Here is what I found: