With Nintendo looking more and more as though they will blow Sony and Microsoft away in the new console battle, RPGSite's Kevin explains why he's NOT buying a Wii.
Well dont buy one. I will buy one and i know i will never play any of the games that they will come out with except the old nintendo games that you can dowmload. Cause nintendo's games suck they suck they just suck!!!!!
People who pay $300 dollars (you'll have to buy a second wii remote if you wan't two player action) just to play old nintendo games is in my opinion worse than someone who pays $400 - $600 for next-gen.
That said he has a point. The games that are coming out for the Wii definitely don't appeal to the traditional gamer over 19..... you know the ones that have carried gaming on any platform for the last several years. Now Nintendo is hoping to win the non-traditional gamer hearts and minds. This could be a big boost or a flop if Nintendo can't get them to buy.
As for the Traditional gamer PC, PS3, or Xbox 360 (or any combination of the three). This is still a huge market and Wii poses no threat to this (nor does PS3 or Xbox 360 pose any threat to Wii's market)
At least at my University the talk is about PS3 not Wii ( of course Xbox 360 but the buzz has died down and is treated much like a console that has been out awhile and the PC will never die! )
Now, hopefully the 20GB PS3's price will drop to around $400 everywhere else and not just Japan.
Here's to hoping......
i agree, i have been saying all along that the wii is a kiddie console like the game cube was. and i don't think the wii will have as much replay value after the initial purchase because the wii-mote is a gimmick. after most kiddies buy it and play a few games they won't continue to buy very many new games because the gimmick will wear off.
But after reading the interview with Lair sounds like the PS3 motion system can perform many of the same fuctions that the Wii remote can do "without" the gimmick controller...
Okay so 3 out of the 5 reasons have no meaning. #5 is because of the name of the console... okay if that's part of your reason you never were considering buying a Nintendo product in the first place. Graphics, even though ps2 is crazy good machine Wii is even more powerful and will support great graphics.
As far as the hate for the controller I'm sorry you only had sony that feels thier customers are to special in the head (and by special I don't really mean smart) to figure out a new controler. I guess I'm spoiled for I always will have a new way to play games each console that in turns just adds to the game. Playstation had the same controller since ps1 wow not cool.
All in all if you don't buy a Wii because of the name you already have problems. And as far as kiddy games Nintendo did say they are getting many titles in the M rating and plus they'll have all the old downloadables.
I don't think they said many M rated games, just that they would have some. It will probably be the same as the Gamecube, if not less than that as they're planning on appealing to the mass market. Probably a ton of E games, and some T rated games as well. What M rated games were there on Gamecube? Resident Evil 4, Killer 7.. I'm trying to think of more (not just kidding here), can anyone think of more?
I agree with the guy writing that article... the 5th point is too LOL... :)
If it went more like this:
Friend: Hey, what're you up to tonight?
You: Oh nothing, Just gonna go home and play with my Wii. Wanna come?
Former Friend: Screw you, I'm outta here!!!
Why? Well, usually it takes a good year or two before a system has at least 5 games you really want to play, right? Well, the Wii starts off with that many for me. First, the Gamecube games I always wanted to play but never got to because I don't own a Gamecube (only 1 of my friends did). Wind Waker? Smash Bros? There are at least 5-10 games on the Gamecube that I missed. Then, there's Wii Sports, the new Zelda, Red Steel, etc. WOW, tons of games to get playing right away!
I have been satisfied with game graphics since 1997, but think the current controller is well-suited only to 1 out of 10 games. I could pay $600 because 'Warhawk' has good playability, or pay $250 to enjoy a broad range of playable genres. Doesn't mean I'll buy 100 kiddie games. Developers will put out what the market demands, and Wii is apt to get a diverse consumer base.
I was totally gonna buy one, but then this pale faced basement dwelling virgin changed my mind. Cuz really I dont want to say "wii" out loud to my friends, we'll just all start giggling and probably fall down. pft. As if. This machine is gonna be killer, can't wait to play Zelda, Red Steel, Battalion Wars, Heroes, Pilot Wings, Blazing Angels not to mention Baseball, Hockey and golf. Yeah that point about no games jsut doesnt hold water for me, there are some wicked games coming out.
I laughed so hard when this guy tried to explain why he wasn't going to buy a Wii.
#5 is the stupidest comment ever.
#4 is idiotic because all consoles have die-hard fanboys.
#3 the wii is more powerful than the original xbox so the graphics won't be horrifyingly bad.
#2 not every game will use the motion sensing features.
#1 He says the gamecube was mostly for kids but 43/560 titles are rated M, and just because something isn't rated M doesn't mean it's for kids.
Games are rated on graphics not gameplay so you can kill millions of cartoony people and have good mature gameplay and get a Teen rating but when the people look more real you will get a mature rating.
well after watching the video on ign today im sold...so many of those games just look plain awesome...and there are so many games set for the wii post release that i cannot wait for either...out of my group of 40 friends only one of them doesnt like SSBM...and im sure the new one will not disappoint...if anything there are ppl out there who will buy the wii for that game alone.
im going to wait a while before i buy the nintendo wii but i will get it. i have plans for ps3. i have 360 but no xbox live account. i only got it for 3 months for free.
I'm not buying a ninetndo Wii just yet but i might some time soon. The Wiimote is actually better than the PS3 six axis motion sensor, the Wiimote is freestyle meaning its limited by the deveopler.
Don't talk bad about a console because of its name. Nintendo has a different strategy than Microsoft and Sony. Their not trying to make a powerhouse system, their strategy is to change the way games are played now. Now, they could of made the system alot more powerful then just 2x the gamecube, if it was like 10x to 15x times more then the gamecube it would be great but o'well. I'm not saying the games don't look great, I'm just saying it would of been great if the system was alot more powerful instead of twice the power of the Gamecube. But that is no reason not to buy the Wii because overall it's a good console from what I've seen.To comment 7.1, great point lmfao :)
hes reasons are one of the dumbest =S
Wii is a great console...nintendo makes gaming fun....again.
this idiot is just a PSX/2/3 fan. blind idiot he is
I'll wait till online and the new metriod good luck to the rest of you.... THE ONLINE BETTER HAVE A MIC! P.S. one thing I dont agree with this artical is that he says SUPER SMASH BROS. is for little kids BULLSH!T lmao
Playing with nintendo games is like kiddie porn to me...I just don`t get it. I`m an adult. I want adult things. And, I want adult oriented games. No kiddie toys.
Have you seen a Nintendo fan or Wii buyers say that XBOX360 or PS3 are crap ? Not, only you, the others fans, are doing it. And after, you say you are a adult ? Pfff, my eyes.
Nintendo is THE REASON why I'm a Gamer today. I played those early arcade games and 1 or 2 other consoles before I got the NES for my birthday long ago. In my eyes, the NES was perfect, it was gaming bliss compared to anything I had ever experienced before. So I hate to say the things I'm about to say, but really its OK, because its just my opinion. Nintendo did not grow with me, honestly I like certain "types" of games now, I'm a different gamer now(older). The gamecube disapointed me, and so far the Wii doesn't look as if it will have more than a few games that I want to play. I'm sure there are many older gamers that may still be interested in Nintendo's upcoming games, but by and large I think more "traditional older gamers" are not interested in Nintendo's "type" of games....well let me just say it "kiddie games". I know Nintendo wants to open the market to everyone or "nontraditional gamers", but realistically speaking the Wii will grab mostly young children. Yes, people like my wife who has no interest in any videogames what so ever(trust me I've tried) would indeed like to try the Wii....she thinks its cool and it would be fun, but the problem is she would never buy it herself, for her its no more than fun toy to play with once or twice or at a party with friends, and my Mom along with a few other non-gamers my age or older feel basicly the same way, because I've asked them. I know that's not any big proof, but to me thats an indication how alot of nongamers feel. As for "traditional older gamers"(20+) I personally don't think most of them want a Wii. Saying you like it, and actually buying it are two different things. BTW, a name does mean alot, its does matter because it becomes an image of a product, so I will say as I've said before the "Wii" is a terrible name. How can you go from an outstanding name such as "Revolution" to the "Wii"....to say that this was a "big" mistake, is an understatement. The name just re-inforced the image of Nintendo being "just for kids", really think about it, thats the impression of the name. Based on everthing I've seen, whether Nintendo admits it or not, the Wii's spot in the market is for the little kids, but thats not a bad thing, hopefully it will be the "hook" for so many new young videogamers and long before they're my age, Nintendo just may have evolved with them.
5 - We all know such conversations will never happen. People are mature enough. If the person is a jerk or an asshole then such conversations will happen on purpose to make you look like a moron. Yeh. And sides if your friends have no idea you bought a nintendo wii, then they either don't care or they're not good enough of friends for you share the news with them.
4 – fanboy talk applies to every single console. I did not see GCN as a failure. It had great games and it sold. N64 did too. It wasn’t psx or ps2 but it had great games. It had entertaining games. Only reason why n64 and gcn failed was the poor marketing. I see games constantly hypes for xbox/ps2 but not so much for the gcn. Also developer support has died down. Most games on GCN are ports. Original GCN games on the other hand are fantastic. :)
3 – I won’t go into 3. Graphics are fine. Seeing how lair looks and how it plays, graphics overshadow the lousy gameplay. I’ve seen other gameplay videos for ps3 games and they mostly focus on graphics and gameplay was simple and often tedious. I’m not insulting ps3. As I’ve yet to play it. But from videos I’ve seen, graphics were the highlight.
2. Afraid of new things is what he is. Embarrassed. I’ll give him that. I’d feel awkward too trying to pick up a x360 controller. Or a ps3 pad.
1. Hahaha. Yeah.
You make some excellent points, and despite my personal feelings about Nintendo's strategy right now, the one thing I'm sure we can agree about is that Nintendo is good for the industry, I truly do wish them the best of luck and I hope they have a significant market share so they will stick aroung for generations to come.....but really I'm not worried 'cause it's still Nintendo so its not like we're talking about some fledging upstart company that will go out of business. Nintendo is indeed and innovator, I'm just hoping they will come around and cater to my tastes too.
That artcle was a waste of time. I found it as useful as a nail in the testicles.
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