Hard Line writes "I know a lot of people are saying 'I ain't buying a Wii', or 'I already have a real console', but I will counter that, and present the 5 best reasons to buy a Wii in 2010."
Oh. That Vitality sensor has got me sold.
You know, im usually good at detecting sarcasm, but I can't work out if this article is trying to give genuinely good reasons to buy a wii, or if its sarcasticly showing that there's nothing worth buying one for Seriously, their first reason is a wiiware game where you play as a slab of meat. I'll counter that title with Gran Turismo 5. No, I am not going to buy a wii for that game. Also in that list is the vitality sensor. Thats when I couldn't tell if they were being sarcastic. No, I am not going to buy a wii for a vitality sensor. I have a ps3. Wii is just the WORST games console since the Sega Saturn
DON'T GO ANYWHERE NEAR IT. i haven't turned mine on for almost 5 months! even my my niece got bored of it.
eh, still don't want one
5)Monster Hunter Tri 4)tatsunoko vs Capcom 3)Mario galaxy 2 2)Metroid Other M 1)Zelda Wii DONE If that doesn't even make you consider buying a Wii, then your crazy!
'Zelda Wii', no way a new one is coming out in 2010
"In January 2010, Nintendo Executive Satoru Iwata stated that the game would be coming out some time in 2010"
tunaks1 has the reasons covered. Exclusives galore.
5. Don't care 4. Don't care 3. Don't care 2. Do want 1. Maybe want
Well at least we can agree on Metroid Other M Band1t. Just not everything else. (He doesn't want Mario Galaxy 2? He must be crazy!?)
5 Don't Want 4)Want 3)Want 2)Don't Want 1)Want
I liked the Wii better when it was called the Gamecube and didn't have controls so bad you have to buy an add-on for it.
"I liked the Wii better when it was called the Gamecube and didn't have controls so bad you have to buy an add-on for it." Well I liked discussing video games with my fellow gamers until retards who started playing on the PS1 called them selves HARDCOREZ!!!! and trolled. Go back under the bridge.
I don't know why you're criticizing me. From your list, you obviously like "hardcore" games. Wii is a Gamecube at 5 times the price with a controller that isn't precise. That's why 3rd parties are running away from the system with real games and are instead going to make casual games. Wii's top games are Wii Sports, Wii Play, and Wii Fit. What a great list :|
Do you know how powerful the Wii is compared to the gamecube? I'm guessing you don't. If you did, you wouldn't have posted something so ignorant and misinformed. But I guess it's ok to copy the fanboy posts on this site, than use them as your own. But don't worry, you're not alone. 90% of the Sony & MS fanboys (who somehow find their way to the Wii section) do the same in this section. 7_7
Not many can get all consoles. At some point you have to consider all libraries to make the final decision, and 3rd parties are starting to port everything to HD consoles from Wii. Wii has yet to get any of the amazing IPs that have graced HD consoles and PC. Considering that 360 online costs and that all its exclusives are on PC (which everyone has) and PS3, there is no reason to get a 360 if you are rational. And now that the novelty is wearing off for the Wii, there are hardly good reasons to get a Wii if you don't like their first party efforts. With PS3 you get most games available on the market, tons of high quality exclusive content, free online play that doesn't suck like it does on Wii, and the best HD multimedia center and blu-ray player, nobody can go wrong getting a PS3. If you want motion controls, PS3 is getting them too.
Actually you can go wrong with the PS3. As for the 360 and wii, they had something I as a gamer needed. GAMEPLAY. Playing games on games on the PS3 that I can't play on the 360 & wii, felt like a experience at the movies. Yes PS3 games got good graphics, stories, character development and voice acting. But it's games gameplay is kinda boring IMO (I fell asleep almost every time I played MGS4), and as a gamer gameplay shouldn't be boring. Gameplay, that's all I ( I ) care about in gaming. So not everyone can go right with the ps3.
From the games posted: 5) Don't want 4) Don't want 3) Don't want 2) Maybe want 1) Want Oh well not buying a Wii for 3-4 games in total that interest me. Dolphin works great for that :D Also the Wii is not much different than the gamecube, infact will controls were originally designed as a gamecube add-on. Also @above, PS3 doesn't only have 1 exclusive, get over it.
To what proof (must be confirmed by Nintendo tthemselves) can you give that it was planed to be an 'gamecube add-on'? I only used one game as an example, I can give more if you like. By the way, keep in mind that it's only my opinion.
My reasons are simillar to tunaks1s: 1)Zelda Wii 2)Monster Hunter tri 3)Metroid Other M 4)Red Steel 2 5)Super Mario Galaxy 2 I really could care less about the other three reasons that they mentioned that were not on my list...
Hehe at Meat Man.
I'll get one if the Vitality sensor came with a rumble pack inside of it. Yea, you know where i'm going with this. ... hot times...
What's a Wii? People still buy these things?
its a system that harnesses shovelware haha no its good system has some pretty good games on there
I already have a Wii, so nothing to worry about here. Gonna be some great games in both 2010 and 2011. Edit: How can anyone disagree with that? Metroid, Zelda, Mario, Monster Hunter Tri, and Pikmin are just a few of the "hardcore" games coming.
The Wii's sells have down an 360 and PS3 are both coming out with their on motion, PS3's motion controller is going to be better for the fact that it is a controller an it uses the PS Eye with it, so it can do what Natal an the Wii remote both do at once. Natal is a great idea but lacks somethings, you need alots of room to play it, an the games that Microsoft thinks are a great idea, seem to be dumb idea's do to the fact of "You are the controller". But both sound an seem alot better then what Wii has so far, I in joy the people that disagree with me and not even say why. Guess they are bored an just clicking on things.
i have a wii, the last game i bought for it was Smash Brothers, maybe ill dust it off finally and play some of these exclusives. Or maybe not.
my wii is in my 360 box ( i bought a 360 4 years ago, got RROD), i will only take it out to play ssbb or mario kart wii with a party of at least 3. but i will buy metroid and a new zelda :)
Reasons one through five for me are Other M. It's the first proper third-person 'Troid to appear on a home console since Super Metroid back in 1994. And Sakamoto-san is at the helm. We've already gotten NMH2 and Tat v. Cap. Toss in Metroid, Galaxy 2, S&P2, MH:Tri, RS2, maybe Zelda...yeah, it's gonna be a good year.
Tales of Graces Tales of Symphonia I don't own a Gamecube so those are reasons enough for me
That's great. There are always reasons to get a system. These aren't good enough though.
Screw the Wii I got one free with my phone contract Sold it within a week What a last gen, gimmicky piece of crap! and if anything its hurting gaming The average Wii player? a 7 year old kid or a 42 year old house wife. Nuff said.
5.Lack of 3rd party support 4.Clear inferiority to its competitors. 3.Too expensive for its outdated hardware specs. 2.Lack of games for a mature auidience. 1.Lack of new video game franchises. Reasons not to get a Wii in 2010. You know,imo.
I had a Wii and I sold it. I'll give you one Reason not to get a Wii, motion controls are come to PS3 & 360.
Yeah motion controls will be cool then.
360's getting a glorified EyeToy, and the Wand, well we'll see how well it does.
Hey go look up Sony's wand, so far it seems to react faster then the Wii remote with plus, an unlike the Wii, PS3 uses a cam that is much better then alittle bar that can be build at home. Four LED lights is all you need an set them up like the ones in the Wii bar. Already know people that build their own.
Yeah Sony's come up trumps with copying others technologies.
Sony also come up trumps when it comes to creating and using new technologies. Just look at the ps3 compared to the wiicube
Which one's made more money Shadow? Not bad for an inferior console. And if I stopped playing games on console because the graphics weren't as good as on the pc I wouldn't be playing many ps3 games.
What? What a lame response, and a total diversion from what I first said. Wii has made more money. Are you so confused as to why? They re-release a console designed in the 20th century at a cheap price that instantly is far cheaper then the competitors. Then they release a plethora of casual games that are aimed at high sales/ little substance. With a smart marketing campaign, they hit the jackpot. While for years, their fans are crying out for games that they used to love playing, and most other owners are letting their console gather dust. At least you got one thing right, it is the inferior console
How is it a diversion? You made the diversion in your first response, please tell me who is copying who? Because I'm pretty sure Nintendo made their console with motion control in mind. Who's bringing it to their console now Shadow? Sony. That's who Shadow, Sony. Because they like copying the leader.
Marketing? When did Nintendo any marketing? All they have done is build a good family base system that supports fitness. Plus PS3 is 2nd to the Wii in most of the sells, Wii Sports only has sold so good, do to the fact its cheaper to buy it with a controller with a game Vs the controller itself.
"Then they release a plethora of casual games that are aimed at high sales/ little substance." get ready for Imagine Babes HD for the wand, thats the only way Sony can push their new controller. "With a smart marketing campaign, they hit the jackpot. While for years, their fans are crying out for games that they used to love playing, and most other owners are letting their console gather dust." Hey thats exactly what I was doing when i bought a PS3 at launch! But there is a difference sony wasn't hitting the jackpot. If it wasn't for Demon Souls i wouldn't be playing my PS3. "At least you got one thing right, it is the inferior console" The SNES, N64,DreamCast,PS2 are all inferior in terms of hardware when compared to the PS3, yet I enjoyed my time with them more then I ever will with my PS3.
Shendow, if you haven't seen a single wii advert on tv then I am shocked James, any fool knows sony copied nintendo with the motion controls. Don't lay that as a basis for nintendo being the almighty of which everybody copies from. Everyone copies everyone. Thats business. But you'd be a fool to say sony aren't a company that takes risks and pushes boundaries. While your beloved nintendo was still playing the cartridge game, sony pushed CD technology into consoles, and with it pushed 3D gaming into the mainstream, even when most developers at the time weren't convinced. But it soon convinced even the likes of squaresoft and kojima away from nintendo. Sony still innovate to this day, with hardware and software, from bluray and the bell processor to littlebigplanet and gran turismo. Sales come and sales go, but this generation, the best gaming experience is to be found on the playstation 3. You sound just like all nintendo fans james. Lost in your own nostalgia, continually waiting for the next miyamoto title. Sad. I'm out
Really? I got alot of joy out of my PS3 and how is it PS3's problem their isn't games that keep you coming? Its the lack of developers putting hard work into most title, the Wii is one of the worst ones, I have only play the Mario Kart for Wii and the Paper Mario one and the newest one. So far I haven't seen a reason to rebuy a Wii, my gf has one that I can play on and I only play some games on it, I play more PS3 then Wii an I would play 360 more then Wii to. The Wii lacks titles that make you want to keep playing, so I betting PS3 is going to kick Wii from 1st place like notthing, 360 is most likely to kick the Wii down to 3rd place.
sony said themselves that they are going to focus more on casual games.
Super Mario Galaxy 2, Zelda Wii, and Metroid: Other M will be some of the best games released on any platform this year. If you don't own a Wii, I feel sorry for you because you will miss out on some of the top games of this generation. You can't find Mario, Zelda, and Metroid on any other console.
The Wii is a piece of garbage and it amazes me that people still take it seriously at this point. I haven't even turned mine on in roughly 18 months or so, it's simply a dust collector. Nintendo is a joke, they may have had a good idea, but have simply sat back and done nothing to advance the console in my opinion.
seriously considering one, but with rumors of a wii HD with my luck soon as I buy one it's announced. I'll just wait. Dsi is more than enough at the moment. Along with my gaming rig of course :D Of course if a new zelda comes out this year consider my first sentence null and void as I'll have a wii the next day after the announcement :D
They should call this article, "Hey Everyone on N4G, Lets Flame the Wii."
I honestly don't see why you'd even consider a Wii (Well, as tempting as Zelda is - Is it worth shelling out that amount of cash for one game?) I've never been a huge Wii fan; I don't even care enough for it to hate it - It's successful, sells like cupcakes and Nintendo's getting richer by the minute. That's it. Nothing more to it for me.
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@Shadow Flare Sony innovators, pushing the CD? yeah right! Sega did it first you ignorant! I can't believe people still prefer tech over fun on games. One reason to own a Wii: Nintendo.
how people are saying the motion controls suck for the wii, yet the ps360s are getting them, but no complaints there >_> if it wasn't for Ubi and EA, maybe the wii would have less shovelware, same goes for the DS. thank god ubi is finally pulling out. good. there are also other games to own other than just nintendo games, NMH2,TvC,& MHT are all coming out/came out, this year. although i admit, there's tons of crap on the wii, and it sucks we had to wait this long for some good games. there were good games in the past, but know they seem to be releasing more of them. although, i think, more or less, you'd want to combo the wii. PS3+wii or 360+Wii or, hell, even PC+wii. you wouldn't want the wii alone, other it could gather dust. luckily, i have the HBC on mine, i can play nintendo games through GBA games on my wii ... :) >_> <_< >:)
I would list the reasons why this is such a bad and downright dumb article... but it's not worth the effort for flame bait of this low a caliber. BTW, lol at the people who obviously didn't read the article still bashing the wii.. it's still an anti wii article despite the misleading title.
I wouldn't buy a wii if I was paid to. Its useless crap.
well i have a ps3 now and I'm loving it,but there's still room left for 1 more console this gen and i think i'm going to get the wii. any one have any game suggestions ? :)other then Mario i love Mario and plan on buying most of the Mario games i really want to try super paper Mario and new super Mario bros wii,hope some day they make a Pokemon game for the wii like Pokemon platinum.be cool if they announced Pokemon soul silver for wii at e3 lmao
There's de Blob, No More Heroes (And 2), Little King's Story, Muramasa, Boom Blox, Punch-Out, Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom, etc.
@Seekerofthewind thanks for the game suggestions,no more heroes looks really cool i really want to try that one,cant wait to get my wii!!!!, have a bubble:)
Yay a penis latch! err... vitality sensor.
1. IT PLAYS GAMES! 2. IT PLAYS GAMES! 3. IT PLAYS GAMES! 4. IT PLAYS GAMES! and............ 5. IT PLAYS GAMES! Isn't that reason enough to buy a console?
It costs a lot more than a PS3 or 360 for a DVD game....... ridiculous. (Maybe it's only in my country) -End statement
In the states it's 49.99 and below for most wii games. while ps360 games cost 59.99 on average. Here it's way cheaper to be a wii gamer by a long shot. What country are you in... Australia?
It costs about $70 - $75 USD for a game... highway robbery......... And then I'm looking at the PS3 games at $60 USD...... -End statement
@DigitalAnalog thats about the same prices as in canada $69.99 for 1 new game and our tax is horrible its pretty much like 10$ added to the price of game,Fukcing governments.
I own a PS3 for the really awesome games. I own a Wii so I can play Nintendo's first-party games. Nintendo is the bomb at making their own stuff...3rd-party, not so much.
1. Red steel 2 2. Monster Hunter Tri 3. No More Heroes: Desperate struggle 4. Metroid: Other M 5. Galaxy 2 those are my 5 reasons why I own one this year, tho im hoping we get some localisation announcements on the 24th