Is the Wii a victim of its own success?

Wii sales have been dropping like rocks. Everyone who wanted a Wii has one already. Nintendo's success is now its downfall. Nintendo has the image of a console with a gimmick and a game library full of causal games, something Microsoft and Sony are trying to imitate. Will this branding hurt the next Nintendo console's success? Should Nintendo finally get out of the console hardware market and go the way of Sega?

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EYEamNUMBER12660d ago

"Should Nintendo finally get out of the console hardware market and go the way of Sega?"

huh? why would they do that? they made boat loads of money and still make a healthy profit

sega on the other hand was making so many mistakes and loosing so much money

GigaGaia2660d ago (Edited 2660d ago )

SEGA still make so many mistakes.

Dreassic2660d ago

AAAND the gaming "press" continues their downwards spiral into irrelevancy with their continued wii hatred. Biggest bunch of clowns, who don't do their job of informing the masses unbiased, but rather act like little fanboys and corporate shills.

Dragon_Hiko2660d ago (Edited 2660d ago )

This is a very amusing article. And I don't even like the bloody thing, but I know it's not DEAD this year lol. And regardless of quality or anything else, nintendo has been raking in solid cash like no one else this gen. If they did stop RIGHT NOW, they would have so much money still that they could sit back and develop whatever type of console they want with whatever time frame they wanted to.

I honestly don't see Microsoft successfully taking a huge chunk out of nintendo's casual base...and Sony has always had a little casual, because they have a little bit of everything, so they won't take a huge chunk out of Nintendo either.

Something NO ONE seems to be talking about regardless, is how much BIGGER gaming is now than it even was 5 years ago. At the end of this generation I will not be surprised if all three current gen systems (providing plugs aren't pulled on systems while they are still selling IE Nintendo) will sell over 100 million, with at least 1 or 2 passing the ps2. Gaming is just THAT MUCH BIGGER now than before, and it's going to continue to grow.

Gr812660d ago

This is one of the dumbest things I've ever read. Wii sold more this black friday then last years black friday. The lineup is filled with more than the so called 'casual games'

And Wii continues to trounce the competition.

Just because you want to parot a certain narative doesn't make it true. I could claim the world is flat at the top of my lungs, doesn't mean it is. I could even be like chicken little and scream the sky is falling, have some chump believe me, and a couple chumps believe me, but that won't make it so.

Incredible, for years Wii has been proving every single nay sayer wrong, and yet like a bunch of dumb asses the same folks continue to throw $ behind a losing horse. Calling for's a news flash, No one gives a damn about Move, outside the Sony fateful, and M$ can inflate Kinect numbers all they want but only time will tell what's in store for their add on.

The only thing of relevance is the fact that wii is 30-35m units ahead of their competitors, this war is over. Quit bitchin already.

AWBrawler2660d ago

Waste of breath, they refuse to listen i have this same debate with my bro, who blames Nintendo for cooking momma (a game made by Majesco, I believe).

fanboys just say what they want to make their console seem superior and others seem crap

Dac2u2660d ago

@Arius Dion
According to these people the world is flat:

On Topic:
Nintendo's not going anywhere, the 3DS is going to sell as well if not better than the DS. Then, Nintendo will have TWO money printing machines. If people continue to buy Nintendo hardware at the same rate as or better than the other two companies, then Nintendo is in no trouble.

Even if their next system flops, it doesn't mean they won't bounce back in the next gen, just look at how the GameCube did in comparison to the Wii.

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