Submitted by GoldenElf 520d ago | opinion piece

Wii Vs. PlayStation 2: Discontinuation and the Media Bias

Tynan Muddle at Aussie-Gamer writes: "It’s official: the Nintendo Wii is no longer being sold to retailers in Japan. The end is nigh for the little white box that could.

Of course, this isn’t the first console in history to be discontinued. In fact it goes without saying that every video game console ever made has been — or will be — discontinued at some point. But Nintendo is Nintendo and as the worlds’ media stands by awaiting their seemingly inevitable end, have you ever wondered if news of discontinued consoles is being reported fairly?" (PS2, Wii)

onyoursistersback  +   520d ago
i think its waaaaaaaay too soon for the Wii to being produced. It's great to know that the WiiU fully supports its old back log of games.

I expect a jump on WiiU sales, cuz they need them.
paul-p1988  +   520d ago
Imo i would guess they are discontinuing the Wii just to "force" people to upgrade to the Wii U as most people just think they are one and the same. It's a lot sooner than usual for a console to be taken out of production, but whether it will pay off though, only time will tell...
UltimateMaster  +   519d ago
With the recent price drop, they want to get more Wii U sold.
They'll continue to support games for both platform since the Wii U is retro-compatible.
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ShinMaster  +   520d ago
The Wii was a fine console. It had great games, although they were few.

But the author needs to get over it if he expects people to feel the same way for the Wii as they did for the PS2. You just can't compare the two just because the Wii sold 100 million units.
123pol  +   520d ago
ffs comparing ps2 to wii.. ps2 had a 10 year life cycle the wii had like 5 . wii hade HUGE sales in the beginning the last 3 year nobody touched it.
Ps2 had many games made for it the last coulple years. there was no more wii games when wii u came out.
Loadedklip  +   520d ago
It's an unfair comparison. PS2 will always be remembered as one of the greatest consoles of all time while the Wii will not in the hearts of gamers. I am a big Nintendo fan but Wii will mostly be remembered for appealing to casuals so these articles are no surprise.
DanielGearSolid  +   520d ago
That was probably 2013's dumbest article of the year... Ps2 isnt loved because it sold 150 mil, its about the gaming memories..
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