Compared to the Wii their consoles barely sold at all.
Uh what. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_game_consoles
Wii: 101.63 million
Xbox360: 84 million
PS3: >83.8 million
A less than 20 mill difference per is not as exaggerated as you make it seem. "Barely"...can you fanboi harder? Also, combined, people were buying the higher-end systems more than the Wii. And at a higher pricepoint. That's revenue Nintendo missed out on.
Also think of all of those classic first party Xbox/ PlayStation games.... there's Halo, and God of War.... and..... yup that's it. Those games didn't age well either.
Gears of War, Mass Effect, Forza, Fable, Uncharted, Last of Us, Rachet and Clank, Gran Turismo, Little Big Planet, Infamous, Ico and Shadow of Colossus rereleases...
All top tier grand selling franchises that are still ongoing today.
But at least the second and third party games on those systems were vastly better than the equivalent on the Wii. If the game wasn't the run-of-the-Nintendo-mill first party games, it was basically shovelware.
Dude, a majority of the Wii's library is shovelware.
Nintendo can afford to take risks (which is decidedly a good thing) because of their stellar IP library and the ability to make timeless classics even today. With the other two you are essentially being sold a VCR, which is very dangerous to gamers because vcr manufacturers don't care about movies except for the fact that they need them to sell vcrs. Since modern consoles are not one trick ponies, they focus on whatever sales will add to revenue.... gaming masterpieces have by accident on those systems, not by design.
Right. So the aforementioned first party games for PS3 and X360 happened by accident. I also don't get your VCR analogy connection, because if you want to talk about not caring about those titles, Nintendo has shown they don't give a damn about theirs. Look what they did to Metroid. Other M was lacklustre, and Prime 3 was another gimmicky "use the Wii motes!" attempt.
They messed up Zelda Twilight Princess by again more Wiimote madness. Even Mario Kart has been going downhill with each release.
Thankfully they did well with the other Mario franchises. Galaxy 1&2 was great, and New Mario Bros was fun.
Also I have no clue what you are talking about in regards to "games with fluff" Wii Music sucked, DKC returns had needless waggle tacked on and Star Fox Zero was a bit of a dud, but other than that every first party release has been fantastic... even the ones with motion controls.