NoBSGamers writes: "Yes Nintendo fan-boys (and girls), of course we agree that the Wii is undoubtedly unique, innovative, and fun. However, is that the sole reason on why the system is still hard to get after two years?"
well this is a bs opinion article. It states the obvious and draws ridiculous conclusions from it. Not at all news worthy.
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Nintendo=Lucky as f(_)ck!
what is a f-barrel-ck?
Two years ago, if this had been written as a prediction, it would have been worthy of attention. But we've heard this all before.
more like nintendo = gay, traitors, etc
more like your avatar=gay,poofy,homo etc
Nintendo = boring. I loved the years of NES, SNES, and N64. Golden years of gaming. Now I just don't care. They sold out to the mainstream.
This is an understatement. Nintendo designed the Wii to appeal to everyone BUT gamers that matured with the gaming industry. Yes they get many console sales, but they sacrifice the gamers that grew up with them. Many people like me moved onto the original PS since we were growing up and maturing with the industry. Nintendo wants to perpetuate the younger appeal and as such sticks with that same approach. The most popular games are big with people who are either fans of Nintendo's games or people who are more casual. I loved the Genesis most, but I also loved the SNES as it was an amazing console. Since Nintendo decided to do their own thing I lost interest in them. Just a personal view here, but Nintendo lost my interest when they went in their own direction.
" since we were growing up and maturing with the industry. " Meh, you don't grow out of "games" Games will always be Games. No matter what.
I agree.Those were the days.I have completely lost interest in Nintendo,and I don't see what makes the Nintendo Wii so special.
Funny how "gaming maturity" revolves around becoming more like pc gaming on consoles. Games are games.
"Funny how "gaming maturity" revolves around becoming more like pc gaming on consoles. Games are games." Yeh I remember when doom, wolfenstein, c&C, dune were never even thought of being on a console (snes/genesis at the time of those games). Until they eventually started downgrading some of them to fit of corse. When i first set my ps3 up it was almost like setting up pc games. Download this, upgrade that, install this blah blah blah....i just wanna play the damn thing! I can see why some ppl are turned off by it. I think the ppl that complain so much about the wii are pc gamers that couldnt afford the pc lol... Or a "high end pc" i should say. Instead they are stuck looking at those "lower spec" ps3 games
Yes, they are geniuses for being able to make people believe in this artificial supply constraint for 2+ years. How can they be having manufacturing/supply issues when their assembly lines are just stuffing the same Gamecube parts they started making 7+ years ago into a new white box? Hehe...
LMAO... They have the highest selling console in history and it would take a really big moron to think that any company could fake shortages while attaining the highest sales ever seen for a console.. You my poor poster are just such a person...I'm gonna save that comment. I can show it to my friends when they come over and say" Check this moron out." We'll all get a big laugh at your expense..
WRONG!!! They do NOT have the highest selling console in history. That belongs to the PS2. The Open Zone is your friend, so take your misinformed fanboyism there.
Excellent, my friend. If I've affected your life and feelings with sarcasm to the point where you are anxious to tell your friends about me, then my work here is succeeding. Also, make sure you tell your friends to pick up Home Alone on Blu-ray high def.
"If Nintendo were to raise prices and supply more systems, they would have a huge increase in sales." This is why sane people oppose price ceilings. Alas, welcome to the world we live in, where a lot of people would call that type of thing 'price gouging'. "But eventually sooner than later, the increase would drizzle out. Sales would eventually thin out and possibly decrease because the demand has gone down because of readily available consoles." Well, yeah, if only because all sales eventually stop at some point. Why should that prevent a price increase? That's like saying "Well, you have malaria and if you take medicine for it, you'll increase your health, but eventually, you'll grow old and die. But if you're sick, you get to park in the handicapped space, so by not taking the medicine, you're a genius!"
nintendo=you used to be my favorite (tear) :(
Lucky is more like it!
What Nintendo have donr that wrong. Yeah , there's loads of cack gams for the wii-a huge proportion in fact-but if they hadn't taken this huge change in direction they wouldn't even be selling consoles tday, would they? Also , while I agree that Ninty have continued a false buzz over their console and some peripherals to the nth degree AND sell more to the casual gamer these days they are hugely aware that this cannot last. The Wii line up this year, even from 3rd parties does look more promising and it had to. Nintendo know from experience, what happens if you don't keep your consumer happy-they leave. As a result, I think, come this years motre adult aimed games as Nintendo begin to wind up for their next console, educate those new gamers and appease real gamers who haven't completely left them(SMG,NMH,MP3,SSBB-they can still have and make great Wii games if they try). Nintendo have done the market this gen by looking at it all sideways and come up smelling of gold and shovelware but the sands will shift and I feel they know this. This year we see them push third party devs with better games(EA, HVS, Sega)and next year(not forgetting S&P2 and Punchout!!2 this year)they get their own big hitters back with new Mario and Zelda games just before the new Wii is announced. Anyway that's the way I see it. Might not work but, like I said they had to do something and now we'll see if they can make it last.
Hate to break this to you, but the Economics 101 needs some work. Right now, the demand is pretty flatlined: http://www.gamestooge.com/2... Learn something from Cabbage Patch Kids and Teddy Ruxpin dolls. There's some other factors you neglected: * Saturation * Fad The Wii is saturated, and the core owners don't buy anything that isn't a gimmick (ie. Wii Fit) Third party developers don't make money on the Wii The Wii was a fad - something you bought because everyone else wanted one. No one wants one now, as evidenced by the lack of high priced sales on eBay. When you can't sell a Wii for higher than the MSRP, that means interest has flagged. In fact, it was LOWER than MSRP in November. It's cute the way you try Economics 101, but that isn't the way things work.
Kinda true. When the Wii first launched, all my friends girls and boys wanted a Wii. After they have gotten one, they never touched it again besides playing SSSBB or Rock Band, etc. After that, many of my friends just forgot about the Wii or sold it.
" Third party developers don't make money on the Wii " Then you need to do more research. " No one wants one now, as evidenced by the lack of high priced sales on eBay. When you can't sell a Wii for higher than the MSRP, that means interest has flagged. In fact, it was LOWER than MSRP in November. " Or maybe they can find them more easily in stores since amounts per month have increased?
this drama about how Nintendo has changed and crap... Nothing changed, just because the main focus(of what they always wanted) is more into a brighter light they are a " EVIL ". Meh whatever, just enjoy your games kids.
Nintendo opened the doors for gaming to a wider range but now...its just old man thinking big of them self, they need to pass and let the next generation of consoles take over. They can't rely on the same graphics they have been using since the Gamecube for very long.
People aren't bothered by the gfx, are they? By the time they have a new console it all goes HD, they are just going with what Japan is currently using. Their SD output is simply due the fact that japan was at that time still, most parts of it, on SD tv's. They said that around 2010( i can't remember the year exactly) japan will go HD with every tv station. Btw i don't see SMG on the GCN.
Funny thing is that there has never been shortage on Wii:s in here where I live, I could still go today and buy 5 wii:s if I would want to :| Guess its somewhat differs between countries. The console sure has gotten the attention of female "gamers" and gamers tough but as for older ppl I dont really know(they tend to buy toys for their children so wii is undoubtly far more accessable for them as with all these cartoon characters in most of wii:s game covers.)
personally im just wondering what nintendo will try and pull off the next gen...........maybe keep it kiddyish???? or spend some of that fortune they just made?
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