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dedicatedtogamers  +   689d ago
The Wii's lack of third party support was due to developer stubborness and the Wii controller scheme. The majority of devs put their B-rate and C-rate teams on the Wii while developing AAA games on the HD Twins (I'm looking at you, Ubisoft and EA).

Better grahics are not going to magically bring in the 3rd parties. Gamecube had some of the best graphics in its day, but the worst 3rd party support. Same goes for N64 (it handled 3D MUCH better than PS1 in a lot of cases).
Nicaragua  +   688d ago
N64 handled 3D better than a PS1 but it due to the limitations in cartridges it could handle the same quality of music, sound, and FMV that the PS1 could do - so even though the the N64 was technically better the PS1 appeared better to the buying public due to its flashier video sequences with a banging soundtrack.

Also the PS1 didnt have a stupid looking controller
SandWitch  +   687d ago
Wii lacked 3rd party support not because of devs stubborness, but because of very underpowered hardware. Devs couldn't port their games so they just put cheap spin-offs instead... Or ignored the Wii completely
dedicatedtogamers  +   687d ago
But you're wrong. Both the N64 and the Gamecube were "powerful" for their time, and devs still ignored those consoles. The Wii just so happened to be "underpowered", but that's not the reason devs ignored it.
SandWitch  +   687d ago
It's different stories with N64 and Gamecube. N64 used old and inefficient cartridges instead of CDs so it was a pretty easy job for PS1 to win the market and devs' interest. Gamecube, on the other hand, suffered from very succesful PS2's headstart and its weird design, I believe.
Blastoise  +   689d ago
Depends on what you mean by success. If you mean successful for Nintendo (Selling a lot of consoles) then graphics mean nothing. Look at the Wii. If you mean a success to gamers then graphics matter more, because like you said more third-party support + Quality Nintendo's exclusives finally in HD = A Console gamers will consider.
ChunkyLover53  +   687d ago
Games and game consoles are about fun and the gameplay aspects. Graphics can be a nice cherry on top, but I will play a game with bad graphics as long as the story is great, the gameplay is sound and if its fun.

On the other hand, I've stopped playing games that had great graphics because it lacked. The Wii U will be successful because people are starved for new hardwar. The Wii U wont be at a graphical disadvantage that many think, the Wii's disadvantage was pretty bad because it wasn't HD. The Wii U is fully HD. Even if the PS4/720 are better graphically, there wont be the difference that we saw this generation.
Ranma1  +   686d ago
The controller?

What about the games?

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