@Dragon et all
Starting a thread that is basically comparing console numbers is of course inviting people to weigh in with their own opinions, you'd be naive to think otherwise.
Poly is far from a troll, his opinions are well rounded unlike alot of other people on here.
The 'Nintendo Magic' thing is getting very old now.
It was never a new term and was never exclusive to Official Nintendo publications.
IMO it started with the Nintendo Seal of Quality on the NES. Obvioulsy that was marketing but the term Nintendo Magic or Nintendo Difference isn't a new one.
The fact that Nintendo gameplay is held in high regard by so many developers should prove this to you.
Nintendo franchises are often copied or paid tribute to by many dev houses should tell you that generally the playability of their in-house titles are something special.
You think something like Uncharted will go down in history for gameplay?
Strip away the graphics and you have a pretty bog standerd cover shooter.
Strip away the graphics on Mario Galaxy and it'd still play like a dream.
And thats kindof what matters.
Unless you thought gaming started with the PS1... And if thats the case, there's not much point in disscussing this anymore.