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17. Nintendo Wii 2006

Nintendo stunned the world when they unveiled their vision for the future of gaming as the family-focused, motion controlled Wii. More than anything, the Wii’s reception showed just how much games had changed since the industry’s birth. The Wii may not have been seen as “home to the hardcore,” but Nintendo was clearly onto something. They came out on top of the generation, shipping over 100 million systems, not to mention that they pushed their competitors into the motion gaming age.

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