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Wii Generation Hits vs. PS2 Generation Hits

In the previous generation of consoles, there were three machines vying for publisher support – the Playstation 2, the Xbox, and the Gamecube. Looking at releases for the Wii, Xbox 360, and PS3 it appears that most of the top franchises on those consoles have already been released. This article will examine the differences between the PS2 generation top sellers and the Wii generation top sellers, and what these trends bode for the future.

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Silogon3814d ago

Wii has hits? Where? I see people buying wii cause it's on the news as being the "hot new thing" but no one ever plays it. I know 30 people who has bought one probably and maybe 3 of them play it reguarly.

The wii has no games that appeals to me. Galaxy can be played on the ps2 in ratchet and clank coming commando, Zelda was alright but it can be played on the gamecube, metroid prime is also on the gamecube. I mean, what does the wii have but ports of last gen games? Nothing.

Ps2 was the king and penicle of gaming and will probably always be the way ps3 and xbox 360 are going.

GFahim3814d ago (Edited 3814d ago )

A “*” in front of the name represents an exclusive title. Enjoy.
1. *Fatal Frame: Mask Of The Lunar Eclipse
2. *Kid Icarus (Expected to be announced at E3.)
3. *The Conduit
4. *Monster Hunter 3 (E3.)
5. *Tenchu 4
6. *Disaster: Day Of Crisis
7. *Harvest Moon: Tree Of Tranquility
8. *Red Steel 2 (E3.)
9. Castlevania Wii
10. *Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicels: The Crystal Bearers
11. *Tales Of Symphonia Dawn Of The New World
12. Star Wars The Force Unleashed
13. *Mario Superstar Sluggers
14. *Rune Factory
15. *Mushroom Men
16. Ghostbusters
17. Rock Band
18. *Deadly Creatures
19. *Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Dungeon
20. *Fragile
21. *Samba De Amigo
22. *Rygar The Battle Of Argus
23. Don King Presents Prize Fighter
24. *De Blob
25. *Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party

26. Sonic Unleashed
27. Crash Bandicoot Mind Over Mutant
28. Spryo: Dawn Of The Dragon
29. NCAA Football 09
30. Madden NFL 09
31. We Love Golf
32. MLB Power Pros 2008
33. Brothers In Arms: Double Time
34. Sam & Max: Season 1
35. Tom Clancy’s H. A. W. X.
36. Lego Batman
37. Monster Lab
38. Alone In The Dark 5
39. Spore
40. My Sims Kingdom
41. Dokapon Kingdom
42. Smackdown VS Raw 2009
43. Skate It
44. Call For Heroes
45. Tiger Woods Golf 09
46. TNA Impact
47. *Face Breaker
48. Top Spin 3
49. Shiren The Wanderer 3
50. Spiderman Web Of Shadows

also, wii controls + FPS = Epic fun so stfu about metroid prime 3

oh, how can i forget 51. Madworld!

chaosatom3333814d ago

can't go anywhere without those words can u now.

gunnerforlife3814d ago

i really dont get u sometimes u know dat

bama3814d ago

When angry gamers come and troll Wii topics because their depressed at their consoles performance. Look I own a PS3, Wii and a 360. And I love and play them all. If the Wii isn't your favorite then great. But trolling is unnecessary. If your depressed wait until thursday for MGS4. Personally I bought a PS3 for FFXIII so i really don't care about its performance. Likewise I got the 360 for Gears, and the Wii for Brawl and Mario. Good games are everywhere on all the systems. Open your eyes a bit. If you don't want to then join some other forum. We don't want trolls here.

mistertwoturbo3814d ago

lol Silogon has one bubble. Time to make a new account I presume?

jessupj3814d ago

I don't know why all you guys are bashing on siligon. He's comment seems perfectly valid to me. I'm sure some of you are legitimatly just getting annoyed at people saying that all the time, so what I'm about to say you can ignore.

But for you others, it seems like somewhere in your mind you know that wii onwers generally don't play it and only bought it because they got sucked into the hype and your annoyed at the fact.

I have seem the enormous software numbers, but I still get the feeling wii onwers still don't play on their console very much. To me it's still very much a fad.

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g3nkie3814d ago

I love how the Wii is fighting the PS2.....

Intrepid3814d ago

Either:
A. You didn't read the article, or
B. You didn't understand the article

The title is just referring to the leaders of each generation. The PS2 sold most last generation, so it's considered the PS2 Generation (according to the author of the article). The Wii is selling far more that the 360 and PS3 this generation so he's referring to this generation as the Wii generation. He's not showing any favor or bias, he's just simplifying the title.

@1
Saying that "no one" plays the Wii is a very bold statement seeing as how its selling more software than everything else out there. I play mine all the time, but that's just me.

And please don't compare Rachet and Clank to Galaxy. They're both great, but just don't.

Lastly, it's my opinion, but beating Metroid Prime 3 was one of the most satisfying experiences ever. The controls are fantastic. So far, the controls haven't been beaten by anything on any other console experience in my honest opinion. It was so different from the GameCube installments.

Light Yagami3814d ago

Of course Wii is fighting the PS2. They're both last gen consoles.

mistertwoturbo3814d ago

lol @Light Yagami. That made my day. One of the funniest posts I've read. Bubble!

name3814d ago

The wii is competing with the PS2. The ps2 is actually putting up a fight too =/

GVON3814d ago

shame the current gen isn 't ;)
great read, and kudos to the writer.

EnforcerOfTheTruth3814d ago

LOL what else could you expect from an article written by some wiitards. VGChartz are Wiitars haha

GFahim3813d ago

all i provided was the games coming out for the wii thats all. and i get 3 disagrees for that?! or is it maybe some of the ps360 fanboys are jealous that they are coming out?...