The Wii has become a fine wine that is left to age. It has become more of a statement than a next-gen console, and with a constant state of demand its customer satisfaction will never suffer, no matter how useless the system.
The sentiment in the article is shared by many but I think the different view of the Wii as an actual piece of art which serves no other purpose is interesting.
Yeah, most people that aren't really into gaming are buying the Wii for the same reasons they buy a new brand name piece of clothing or accessory. It's a social status item that you want to have in your living room to show people when they come over. I have to say that I've actually been using my Wii a lot more lately, which is really the first time I've given the console a good amount of play time. There's finally some games that I think are worth playing on a regular basis for the system
The Wii an art......yea better to name it that than a crappy system.
how is it a crappy system? Sorry but a system that has give us one of the most epic games of the past decade can not be "that" crap... It got a bunch of people to try new things and brought the family together... Doesnt sound crap to me... It also has some of the most artisc and beautiful games this gen... again this would make it a good system... Sure I dont like my wii much... but im not blind enough to call it crap when it oviously appeals to a whole other audience...
i was a wii owner when it was released. before the system was released, the video when they announced the system was release (it can still be found) and they goes on talking about the "amazing" graphics, which was bullcrap. and then they released pictures of splinter cell which looked great but then the pictures were fake ( http://media.wii.ign.com/me... and it sucks because i brought the system and that exact game. HUGE DISSAPOINTMENT! then i brought Zelda which was a great game, but then i played the gamecube version and saw that it was the same exact crap. the only game i love is No More Heroes but other than that, i would stick with what i said earlier "wii is a crappy system". they saying its a family system because it cannot be anything else, sucks that some wii games have less graphics then ps2.
I think Nintendo fanboys might try to argue against this, but the fact is that there has been very little in terms of decent, solid games on the market for many people to play on a regular basis
No one can deny that the console is a cash machine. Its hard to argue that it has the library of games to last longer than a few years.
Oh it definitely prints money. I think now that demand has died down a bit, we'll start seeing more games take advantage of the system
" No one can deny that the console is a cash machine" Holy crap if i see such claim one more time im gonna explode. WTF are you stupid? something fell on your head when you were little? Dude every company including Sony and MS are trying to cash in as much as possible. They whish they had such a profit rate with every console sold. Saying otherwise is just naive.
Demand dying down? LOL.
but I am, but I am trying to be unbias here (as much as possible). According to people on this site, demand for the wii has been dropping since november of last year. Monthly, that comment arises and has gotten tiresome. It has become a cliche on this site such as "20xx is the year of the PS3" and "Wii is dead by 20xx." Secondly, why would an article like this be published and then allowed on this site? Finally, the library is decent. Amongst all the crap and shovelware you will find at least 15 games. If you are a real gamer in college or in high school, if you are able to afford more than 15 games (accounting that you buy them when they first come out) at 50 bucks a pop that 750 in three years. As a college student with a job, fifteen games thus far is hard enough to afford, but they are there. So where again is the lack of gaming? On this site I have read people listing their favorite games for x-box and 360 and most of them are top 20 games. do you really need more than 20 games, or can you really afford more than that per year? If so, man you need another hobby as well.
"20xx is the year of" Stolen right of a Megaman intro! XD j/k But its true, its something i never understood. People say that PS3 and 360 have Lots of games, yet non of them got all of those games. They say Wii has no games, yet they know little about the library. piew piew.
I have been playing the Wii non stop since I got Tiger woods. I am waiting the addition of the Motion Plus to see if it improves
Yeah, Tiger Woods has done it for me too. It just works so well. I think games like The Conduit will also give a lot to the Wii. Also looking forward to MySims Kingdom and Animal Crossing
Unfortunately yet another article full of opinionated rant. Although saying that i will admit the wii on occassion does have droughts with games.....but just like Ricky Bobby said things are starting to turn around and your starting to see that with third party support. Yea i have Tiger Woods and must say even though its not 1:1 its a very fun game which is way more challenging then other versions which i like.Motion Plus better bring great tennis titles though Top Spin was horrible and it will only bring perfection to Tiger Woods.
@ Product: Since when did opinionated rants become new to n4g? I would rather read something of this nature than another PS3 vs Xbox 360 fanboy flame fest or some rumor someone made up to get hits.
good call i really think the devs are starting to put more effort in their games......and with the Motion plus next year i think that will really give the wii the push it needs to make better games for the core players. Just think this is only the second year.
true but then again these are the types of wii articles make the ps3 and 360 fans come over to give their opinion and we all know where that leads. Proof in this......go over to the open zone and look what someone posted under what we all said......its already stating.
The Wii is art and art is boring
that wasn't one of the most low brow comments I've ever read on this site
Nothing more than that I'm afraid.
Wow that name just screams desperation... Buy an extra copy for me because thats one game that will NEVER be played on my PS3.. Like I really spend 600.00 just to play a game that looks on the same level as Barnie and friends... No thanks. Hope you casual gamers enjoy it though.
Wow that name just screams desperation... or maybe HYPE and anticipation? LBP has more depth to it than 90% of the games on the Wii. ;-D This game has the appearance of a casual game but beneath it's hard-core like a Mario game from the Nes or Snes not the crap that they have been doing like Galaxy that even a baby could beat it with their eyes closed. LBP = real innovation in games, infinite replay value
Well both of you guys are baised trolls but I will still own you anyways. @LBP Promoter Funny what you say especially since you advertise a game that might sell PS3s but the Wii will continue steamrolling over the PS3 anyway.For some reason the Wii has had 3 AAA titles before LBP even came out and from the looks of it,Super Mario Galaxy is still better.Not to mention Viva Pinata is a game with a better price. @Captain Sony Your one to talk especially since you do not realize that a PS3 is now 400 dollars.Stop living in 2006 and wake up. http://www.todaysdate.com/ Nontheless LBP is a hardcore game just like Zelda,Mario etc and for good reasons according to IGN(9.5)is that its better than most 360 games and most Wii crap shovelware.LittleBig Planet is a gaming revolution but you dont want to play that.Go play generic shooter #2376 instead,little boy @nieto2 I dont think so champ.Super Mario Galaxy is at the top for its quality.LBP will just have to share space up there.Sorry
" LBP has more depth to it than 90% of the games on the Wii." But it is kiddie!! it has no gore!! where are the mature games!! IS NOT HARDKOREZZ NOW! CAN IT DIE NOW? KTHNX I'm getting LBP for sure but hypocrites are hypocrites. Damn you hypocrites. " LBP = real innovation in games, infinite replay value " So are those arcade games... Edit: Yeah im banned again, just because i said " immature prick ".... Although i live in the netherlands i don't have dutch blood xD. thnx for the bubble =). Edit edit: Steve, If it wasn't for my ban i wouldn't be here xD
Sidar your getting low on bubbles....... ill give you some since my heritage is Dutch. Edit: back at you SC.
@Product & Sidar AKA True gamers Bubbles for both of you since you guys are the only reasonable people I see in the open zone today
Hey Steven.. I am sorry I did not explain it more. I assumed that by saying I PAID 600.00 for it that people would comprehend.. Sadly you seem to have missed it completely. What makes it worse is you use the name of a really smart person but you yourself do not seem to be. Yes the PS3 is 400.00 right now.. What exactly does that have to do with it costing 600.00 when I bought one? Yeah I thought so..Nothing at all. Next excuse for why I whouldnt be into Barn.. I mean sackboy?
@Captain Fony Well you should have been a smarter consumer to think that 600 dollars was a good price.You were skeptical of the PS3 but you still fell to the hype and thats your fault not mine.I bought my PS3 at 400 and that was a suitable price but I said no to Sony at first because I knew they had to compromise.If you liked paying the 600 dollars,power to you but I knew Sony had to go down eventually and I chose to think ahead. As for Colbert,he is a comedian,simple as that. Furthermore I'm not buying LBP.Maybe next year but I will too busy playing Resistance 2,Tales of Symphonia 2 and Gears 2 to care for LBP. Sorry Sackboy :(
Loved Colbert in Strangers with Candy.That tv show was funny.
Steven nowhere in my post did I ever say I regretted it. TRY to reply to what I actually say and not what you wanted it to be. PS3 was 600.00 at launch when I got mine. No amount of insults or spin from you can change that. Sorry but just because I have 600.00 to spend and you do not doesnt make you a better person,yet that is exactly how you are trying to act. Just admit you were wrong and move on. Its not big deal that you read it wrong but sitting here making stuff up and acting like I said it is just pathetic. I'll give it one more try but if you cannot reply to what was actually said at least once I'll just put you on ignore and move on with my life. Wasting my time with trolls who make things up just isnt at the top of my list of things to do. You just seem more interesting in insulting someone for not wanting LBP to notice that half the BS you talk about has nothing to do with what I said.
most ppl arent buying the wii from stores any more. they are buying it from unhappy gamers who are selling it
You may be on to something there.Thats how I got mine.But I like the Wii anyways
if that was true though wouldnt wii sales be on the decline by a marginal amount?
wii sucks and i hate it, wii u suck like chiter mcdaniels on a piece of gold reticory chicken of the pope
the wii's last gen tech hold back wii motion controls take moh:heros 2,the control is amazing and at the same time the game is terribly outdated,moh:frontline released 2002 on ps2 had much better graphics and gameplay just imagine if wii is as powerful as 360\ps3,imagine resistance,mgs4 and cod 4 with this amazing controls the conduit has a very nice spot but am afraid killzone 2 might trumps it the graphics moves the already talented developers to new heights,can you imagine uncharted,cod 4,mgs 4 on wii? imagine that carefully and just look at the force unleashed on wii,the force unleahed on 360 and ps3 is not as impressive as those games above,so it should be easier to do on wii,and see what happens,graphics,gameplay,leve ls,scope,number of enemies,sound,all of these thing has been downgraded and also no euphoria or dmm tech which help the combat to be a little bit more satisfying and more fresh,dead rising on wii is absolutely crap,just read kotaku's preview wii motion imo is a great great idea,but last gen tech hold everything back
The Wii is the least interesting console on the market, with one or two titles worth purchasing.
The games on the Wii aren't the problem, but rather the hardware. I know some games on the Wii is just fantastic, but the fact that the Wii can't give me crisp PS2-Xbox graphics on my HDTV is reason enough for me to ditch it. I can't have an outdated console making my investments look bad. Also most of my friends aren't into the Wii, so even more reason. I get more playing time out of my 360/PS3.
Sorry to break it to you, but the moment you bought your HD tv, its value went down as compared to a brand new one, and that value will never be regained. You might want to just think of your tv as what it is, an awesome form of entertainment. Which is what all 3 consoles are in their own way also. Any decent HD tv can make Wii games look as good as they were intended to look if you have the right cable. (Provided your screen isn't the size of your wall that is.) And 480p graphics don't look bad at all when the work is put into games. It just isn't HD.
I wouldn't go so far as to say the Wii is like art, I would compare it more to a fad something like the Rubix Cube. If you were around in the 80's everyone had a Rubix Cube. If you weren't playing with one then you weren't "in". Was it fun? I guess it was fun for a bit. Something to do while your friend took his turn on Atari Pitfall or you were in the car driving to Grandma's and dreaming of the day you could watch movies from the backseat. Then all of a sudden something happened and no one really bought the Rubix Cube anymore. The people that were into them moved on to something new: the Sony Walkman and Pop Rocks The Wii is alot like the Rubix Cube. The casuals that are into it will move on eventually to something new. There is a danger from publishers/developers of moving too wholeheartedly to the casual gamer. They may be in vogue today, but you take a chance that the market may not be there tomorrow.
Interesting take on the Wii.
The wii as the pet rock of the 00's you know its absolutely useless, but everyone HAS to have one. Fortunantly I saw the light and am sticking with my 360.
Have fun playing a console which only games are shooters.
'Nuff said. Whats with the biased articles on n4g? I just joined the site, but I dont get it.. :P
I'm not saying this article is biased, but you know in general
I find it funny that this article comes out the same day as the AAA title "World of Goo" on WiiWare comes out. douchebags...
Funny... Although a lot of people on here won't get that joke unless you put a sarcasm tag in there.
That was probably the most poorly written article I've ever read. Five commas in one sentence is normally 4 too many. I like the Wii, but the waxing poetic junk in the article is just too much. It is my experience with the machine that Nintendo is the only company that knows how to make decent games for it. So you end up with the latest iteration of the same old "classics" and not much new and exciting. That's why half of the Wii's library is pure shovelware.
i honestly think the third party support for wii is getting better.......could be me though
You're right it is getting better. Conduit, Madworld, Cursed Mountain, MH3
Im getting sick of posts like this. People are always gonna try to say their system is better and the reason people rip on the wii is because nintendo didnt have to put near as much money into their system and they are still owning in sales, and the fact that they are going for casual gamers only helps their sales considering they dont get bored of games as fast and they are a much bigger audience and they dont take time to look up which system is better like ohh that has better graphics and more hardware space so im gonna get that over wii, no they just care about what looks more fun, sitting there pushing buttons or standing up moving your arms or bending over and other movements. The wii is a family console unlike ps3 and xbox360, it will have non gamers in the family to play like grandparents and parents. So if sony and microsoft copy nintendo with motion sensing for their next console i dont think it will do so good considering all these ps3 and 360 fanboys are saying that that type of gameplay is lame and has bad controls, so unless they are ripping on it just because their console doesnt have it, it wont do so good, and another reason is if they try to please the casual audience they will also fail because they like cheap consoles they arnt gonna want to pay $400 for a console that has less casual games and just for better graphics which they dont care about. From their veiw they will think, hey its the same thing why pay more? Sony and Microsoft should just practicaly ignore nintendo and leave them to do their own thing and they can race eachother in thsi console race because it seems nintendo wants to go a different direction then them and they would be not to smart to follow nintendo. They should just stick with hardcore gamers and increasing the graphics and more hardware space and maybe something new and sweet every once in a while. Please agree or disagree or bubble or reply i want to know other peoples opinions
@kunit " So if sony and microsoft copy nintendo with motion sensing for their next console i dont think it will do so good considering all these ps3 and 360 fanboys are saying that that type of gameplay is lame and has bad controls," O no it will do fine because then the hypocrit-o-meter is turned on and they will take it, praise it and enjoy it. Then it will be the "bomb". If Sony made the Wii-mote as a standard controller every Ps3 fanboy who hates the Wii now would love it. Thats how these one-sided-console-loving- "core " - gamers are. Its with all Fanboys btw not just Ps3 fans, so sorry ps3 fans if i stepped on your toe.
"Wii has no games" shtick is getting old. They have plenty of titles and getting more. Nintendo didn't even attend TGS but had tons of 3rd parties showcasing Wii products. MH3's line was huge, reminded me of E3 06 when Wii was shown to the public for hands on time. But I think its about time fanboys need to move on to a new punch-line for Wii, because first it was a fad, then it was only for soccer milfs, then its it has no games, or Wii third party games don't sell. Every single one of these punchlines have been proven to be falsehoods. 2009 is looking awesome for Wii gamers, or rather gamers as a whole. If nothing Wii has to offer interests you, I'll say that's pretty strange. Especially for those highly anticipating Gears 2 or LBP..But if that is the case I have to ask, Why the hell are you guys always frequenting Wii news?
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