GamingNexus takes a critical look at the Wii and finds a few things wanting. The look at the weak online strategy, VC pricing, lack of decent storage options, and the game drought and wonder if the Wii might end up going the way of the Gamecube.
I don't like the wii. I have my cousins in my house, hooked up to a 50 inch hdtv and it looks horrible. I'm buying component cables to see if it helps.
This is essentially an opinion piece. Its not really... "news" per se.
Obviously I'm graphics biased towards the PC, 360, and the PS3. I just don't see the attraction in a Wii. *shrug* As long as Wii owners like them eh?
I noticed a significant difference after purchasing the component cables (when they FINALLY became available). Unfortunately, don't expect miracles, because the Wii will always be a Wii, and never graphically comparable to the "other" two machines. But you'll definitely notice crisper graphics and much better colour saturation, and therefore highly recommend them...especially for detail/texture-rich games, such as Zelda and Call of Duty 3.
Some friendly advice: I don't know how much things have changed since December, but I found that it was actually cheaper (and more convenient) to purchase the cables directly from Nintendo's online store than it was to pick them up from Best Buy. I just now checked out Nintendo's site, and they're still US$30 plus shipping (as opposed to Best Buy's then-price of CN$50.) Here's the link:
But by now, there may be oodles of cheaper, generic alternatives available...I honestly don't know.
Karebear: Admittedly, the Wii's (once-insanely-enthusiastic) novelty has worn off drastically for me...although I have no regrets purchasing it, and still somewhat appreciate its innovation, I virtually always end up gravitating towards my beloved PS3, come game time.
I can see why people like the Wii...because it's fun!!!...for two minutes. Other than Warioware...there's honestly NOTHING that sets the Wii apart. Even Mario can't save Nintendo THIS generation. The 360 has GOW, Halo, Mass Effect, and Forza. The PS3 has MGS, FF, HS, KZ, and R&C...
Even the PC is lookin' REALLY nice right now if you have a Wii. CRYSIS!!! <please come out NOW!
I agree with this alot, i owned a game cube beacuase i had alot of noltasgia from playing mario games when i was kid, but im the only one from all the people that i know who play video games im the only one who bought the game cube and thats why it was the biggest flop in gaming history.
when i saw where nintendo was going with the wii.
a game with a new name
charging $250 for it ???
no online ?
no dvd play back ?
no new games ?
adding a gimmick.
i lost alot of respect for them basically they are all about making money here abusing the name and the fanbase to make them billions ect.
so i have zero interest in the wii it doesnt have any killers apps.
You must be really young if you think the Gamecube was the biggest flop in gaming history. Not even close my friend.
Nah... that honor would be held by the Nintendo VirtuaBoy... ;-)
Although the Atari Jaguar and the CDi have to be close...
The Virtual Boy was actually what I had in mind too =) I think the 3DO's up there too, in addition to those you've mentioned.
This is the commercial that Nintendo runs in Alabama. Wiiiiii!
Wii remote plus SWEATY HANDS equals SMASH
Wii Injuries 2: Wii Harder
...since I don't see ANY for sale in the stores. Such a "simple" machine should be able to be manufactured fast enough to meet demand.
One would think so, but seeing as how demand for the "simple" machine is so high, manufacturing can't keep up. Given the fact that there have already been around 6 million Wiis sold worldwide, I actually think the supply stream is doing fairly well so far. But I do agree that Nintendo needs to start pumping out more Wiis to take advantage of the current demand situation.
not everyone is after those games, you are thinking from "hardcore" perspective.
and thats the problem with allot of people here. parents sure wont be buying GOW for their kids, or senior people sure dont like those types of games.
but next to the casual gamers, there are also gamers who are fanboys of the nintendo console OR just buy all consoles cozz they are GAMERS.
there's a console with Smash Brothers and two without.
They make it a rather easy choice for me :D
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