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Sega: Wii is "most expensive board game on Earth"

Gamer.Blorge:

"The Wii is way ahead of the competition in this generation console war, not in terms of graphics or technology, granted, but it can't be matched in terms of sales. But that hasn't stopped Sega pronouncing the Wii as the "most expensive board game on Earth".

The Nintendo Wii has done what very few people ever imagined it would: beat both its true next-gen rivals in to the dust in terms of sales. But while selling hardware is key to why Nintendo is making record profits while Sony and Microsoft struggle to break even, long-term success for the console requires people to actually play the Wii on a regular basis, and that is something Sega doesn't think is happening at the moment.

I think the Wii is definitely acting as a kind of introduction to gaming and will in effect help the industry as a whole for years to come. However, it will also likely change the industry at the same time, meaning casual gaming becomes the norm and motion-sensing controllers also become common."

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Smacktard3573d ago

I think Sega's a bit butthurt because they haven't made a good game in ages.

Gun_Senshi3573d ago

Valkyria Chronicles says hi

jams_shop3573d ago

how about Valkyria Chronicles?

v1c1ous3573d ago

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chromehounds?

Smacktard3573d ago

Okay, Valkyria Chronicles I can accept.

But Chromehounds was not made by Sega. It was published by them. Learn stuff.

What else though, that is MADE by Sega? Not just published, mind you.

Le-mo3572d ago

Valkyria Chronicles
Yakuza
Yakuza 2
Ryu Ga Gotoku Kenzan!
Virtua Fighter 5

And the upcoming Yakuza 3

Smacktard3572d ago

Curses. Perhaps, then, I made a stupid comment. I deserve the disagreements I got. Sorry.

Then I'll say this: Sonic Team is the bane of Sega's existence. If Sonic Unleashed doesn't turn out to be good, all hope will be lost.

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rico the bigman3573d ago

Unless Parker Brothers starts making their board games out of gold I will agree with Sega.

Mini Mario3573d ago

"Unless Parker Brothers starts making their board games out of gold I will agree with Sega."

Yeh maybe they should get them to make a sonic board game too. I mean they obviously cant make a good one on a console anymore.

Drano3573d ago

Made my day, thanks Sega. All your bad games have been forgiven.

Jump Beyond.

M_Prime3573d ago

yeah.. and with so many people owning a wii it is way easier to sell your game to people..

i'm telling you, run a few pretty ads and people will buy ur game.. INSTAL BASE = SALES its pretty obvious..

and its weird for sega to say this when they make so many games for the wii.. i think they are saying this cause everyone heard about SONIC THE WERE-HOG.. and they needed to say anything quick

ChickeyCantor3573d ago

That's the thing i'm bothered by.
Damn Capcom is not going to make a Okami 2 because the first one sold bad...
How about some commercials/adds?

I wonder who their research teams are. This is just pathetic.

Daver3573d ago

@5.1
i dont think Capcom is not doing a okami 2 because of the sales, its more because of what happened to clover studio who made it

Mahr3573d ago

"i dont think Capcom is not doing a okami 2 because of the sales, its more because of what happened to clover studio who made it "

When Clover was dissolved, all of its intellectual properties defaulted back to Capcom; hence, Viewtiful Joe's inclusion in Capcom vs. Tatsunoko. As such, Capcom could, in theory, churn out an Okami 2, a God Hand 2, and a Viewtiful Joe 3.

With the original designers gone, though, the probability of them being as well-made as their predecessors would be pretty low. But then again, after Devil May Cry 4, it's evident that Capcom isn't exactly concerned with those kinds of issues.

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