Nidzumi Writes : Sure this sounds crazy but hear me out before you answer. Sure in terms of sales and popularity it's a sure fire hit but in terms of games and staying power does it cut the mustard?
they arn thing has been outselling every other system in all 3 markets by 2x or more for over a year.. thats what I call staying power.
as for games.... it would be nice to have a AAA game without mario in it for once IMO
"it would be nice to have a AAA game without mario and zelda in it for once IMO" Fixed for you. But yeah, it has been very successful for Nintendo. Most people thought it would fail heavily but luck was on Ninty's side this time around.
Umm yeah, For Nintendo its been a huge success. Especially after the Gamecude, which sucked for the most part. I don't own a Wii, but I'm happy seeing Nintendo doing well.
Its last gen tech in a next gen world. Its not worth 250 dollars. DRop it to 150 and we have a fair deal.
...show that the Wii is most certainly a success not only for Nintendo but also for the industry as a whole (because it's bringing in new consumers of all ages to buy software). An argument could be made about the quality of non-Nintendo software or the lack of hardcore titles on the platform. But, either way, Nintendo is making bucket loads of money and that doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon. So, I'm sure they would consider this a success.
I think every company has found their niche this generation. I am happy for Nintendo. I had a gamecube but don't own a Wii. Back in 2004, analysts thought Nintendo was doomed. There was talk of Microsoft buying Nintendo (I literally would have hurled). I am glad Nintendo has it's mojo back, but a little disappointed in the structure of the Wii. I can still look forward to the future though. :) Yes, it's a success.
...and 360 and PS3 (all hooked up to a full 1080P screen). If I'm being honest, I do wish that Nintendo would have spent a bit more money on the system and included 720P support and digital audio. Sure it would have added some price to the console, but given that Wiis are selling like hotcakes, I really think the consumer base would have gladly paid extra to get those features. Just a little bit more foresight and the Wii would have felt more next gen. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy all my Wii games as is...but I wish the system was a bit more future minded.
Wii is succesful for all the wrong reasons.
of course the Wii is a success there's no way around it....SSB rockz BTW.
so yeah... Wii is a success in their own way.
I recently bought a Wii on an drunk impulse. I think it's a fun system. Ok, I wasn't drunk but feeling pretty good. Anyway, I don't regret it. Sure, there's a lot of shovelware, but I've bought Zelda: Twilight Princess, Mario Galaxy, SSBB, Zack and Wiki, Super Paper Mario, No More Heroes, and Metroid Prime 3. Sure I haven't played most of the games, I've been playing Galaxy, but the thing is, with a cheaper costing system, you get your money's worth sooner. I don't care if the Wii fades out in two years, I'll get my money's worth before then.
the Wii is good to play when your drunk or high Wii sports boxing suddenly becomes veeery weird
without a doubt. I might just break down and buy one for the fun and nostalgia that SSBB brings alone. As mentioned above, the thing that makes me hesitate is that after the 'big brawlers' what's left without the Ninty icons (Mario, Luigi, Zelda, Pikmin, Kirby, Bowser, Yoshi, et al..) playing a lead role in the game?
I guess I just answered my own question re: staying power, but there's no doubt tha that the Wii is successful.
saying the Wii has no games is utter bullsh!t it has PLENTY of great AAA titles out and coming soon, i can't wait to hear what that big, unnounced game is that reggie confirmed it's a very enjoyable system and it makes up a lot of my gaming time- Super Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Resi UC all provide hours and hours of gaming fun
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.