Eh miss the Wombat. He helps make the show. Provides some color to the brown of Cheapie and the white of Shipwreck. (I've listened to the show enough. I know Wombat likes compliments. )
Cheapie will hate Wii2. I'm going to make that prediction in honor of the show's analyst prediction segment.
Let's face it. Wii2 will be new ways to play Nintendo games. Nintendo will hope 3rd parties get on board, and will have the usual suspects on board for launch and the first year or two. Madden, Ridge Racer, a fighting game, Super Monkey Ball, Sonic, and other crap. They'll partner with a 3rd to make a rushed launch game or rushed port of a Xbox/Ps3 game. LIke you guys said - Call of Duty : Black Ops probably. Gotta be at least one version behind the other consoles.
But the real 3rd parties (ones who make the bigger badder more desirable 3rd party games) want to release games on all platforms and they won't take advantage of the rumored touchscreen controllers and other unique Wii2 features except as an afterthought. Therefore what's the point?
Cheapie (and everyone else) will get all 3rd party games on the Xbox still. That's where their friends are. That's the platform that gets the most love still for multi-platform games. Wii2 will have the shittiest version of multi-platform games. And even if Nintendo has a exact copy of Xbox Live folks won't buy it. They don't need 2 Xbox Lives even though they say they always wanted Nintendo online to be like Xbox Live.
Nintendo 1st party doesn't make shooters and open world M games. Never have. So no hope there either.
It comes down to if you are a Nintendo fan or not. Do you like their 1st party games? IF so Wii2 is interesting. For others I don't see anything changing. Although I guess Wii2 is interesting too for those non-fans because they get a very early preview of what is coming on the next 360 and PS3. MS and Sony will surely copy anything that proves to be a hot idea.
And let's not forget that, while the Wii2 may get 3rd party multiplatform ports, it will only last ~2 years before the next Xbox and PS3 come out and they'll be back to the even worse scenario today where the Wii gets a different game than the other platforms.
Nintendo will probably do enough to get its fans and those looking for new gameplay experiences to buy their stuff for another few years. I truly expect some cool fun sht to come out. And I like playing a good chunk of Nintendo's 1st party stuff. But don't expect the Wii2 to be an all around multi-platform direct competitor platform. You'll be disappointed.
Can't wait for BF3!!!!!