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Is The Wii Slowing Down?

When searching for a new game this Christmas period I looked upon the shelves and asked myself "where are the new games?". Is this a sign that the Nintendo Wii is finally slowing down?

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CatGlue2807d ago

What was the last Wii game I bought? Donkey Kong Return? Super Mario Galaxy 2? What else? Those two games are pretty awesome thou

Shok2807d ago

You say that like DKCR was such a long time ago lol.

What does he mean where's all the new games? 2010 was the best year for Wii. This is just another case of ignorance.

hellerphant2807d ago

A case of ignorance? What A+ titles came out for the Wii in 2010? SMG2, DKCR, Goldeneye....was there much else?

When you compare the releases of the PC/360/PS3 to the Wii, the Wii is simply lacking in big, high selling releases for 2010.

I'm not saying that the games are bad at all, in fact SMG2 would have to be my GOTY but when you compare the systems the Wii seems to be lagging behind.

PlayerX2807d ago

Wii has some of the greatest games of all time.

Shok2807d ago (Edited 2807d ago )

@hellerphant

^ANOTHER case of ignorance.

The Wii had the most exclusives in 2010, AND the higher-rated ones. Do some research. The PC was the only platform last year that rivaled the Wii's lineup. The PS3 had GOWIII, Heavy Rain, MAG, and GT5, but that list is easily beat out both quality and quantity-wise.

No More Heroes 2
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom
Sky Crawlers
Monster Hunter 3
Truama Team
Red Steel 2
Endless Ocean 2
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Sakura Wars
Sin & Punishment 2
Metroid Other M
Goldeneye 007
Sonic Colors
Epic Mickey
Kirby Epic Yarn
Donkey Kong Country Returns

You're really gonna sit here and tell the the PS3 or 360 beat out that lineup? I don't think so.

hellerphant2807d ago

Well when you compare the sales figures I beg to differ.

I can safely say I've hardly ever seen a copy of NMH on Australian store shelves. I spent three months tracking down a copy and I had to drive an hour to get it. Red Steel 2 didn't sell that well, neither did Metroid Other M.

The only games that sold well were SMG2, Goldeneye and DKCR.

As for Kirby's Epic Yarn there still is NO release date for Australia.....we are even beginning to doubt that we will ever get it on our shores.

So I'm not ignorant, obviously our markets are very different.

MariaHelFutura2807d ago (Edited 2807d ago )

I love how you list only GOW3, HR, MAG and GT5.

**Tip**

You look stupid trying to slant things towards your perspective w/ half truths. It`s IGNORANT (which seems to be your favorite word)

and YES, the PS3 had a better line-up in 2010 (IMO). Especially when you start factoring in multiplats that didn`t appear on the Wii. (Like Red Dead, Fallout:NV and so on)

Shok2807d ago (Edited 2807d ago )

You do realize that the article was talking about games right? Not sales.

And you're first statement was: "What A+ titles came out for the Wii in 2010? SMG2, DKCR, Goldeneye....was there much else?"

So I listed you a bunch of quality titles, but then you go and start talking about sales.

When you compare the exclusive lineups of 2010, the Wii comes out on top, EASILY. It's not slowing down games-wise. And all because a game doesn't get released in Aussie doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

@MarioHellFutura

We're talkin EXCLUSIVES buddy. The fact that you tried to throw in multiplats PROVES the lack of a better exclusive lineup. If the PS3 had such a better exclusive lineup, then you should be able to just list the PS3 games as your argument, not depend on multiplats.

@hellerphant below

You said the Wii was slowing down, I said the Wii had the most excluisves last year, so that disproves what you said. And plus, =I= brought up exclusives, and you challenged what I said, therefore, you must argue exclusives if you're going to debate with me, cause I set that specific argument.

MariaHelFutura2807d ago

You can`t play any of the games I mentioned on the Wii....Period.

Nintendo fanboys are SOOOOOO hostile...for enjoying more kid orientated gaming so much, you`d think you people would be a little less angry.

Go throw you Wii controller at your little sister or something.

Seferoth752806d ago

And you do not need a PS3 to play those games either. It is funny that you call him a fanboy but the first sign of a fanboy is to take what is said, spin in some senseless manner and then act like you made a valid point. Plus you resort to personal attacks that only show you know nothing about what you are talking about.

Only fanboys are single console owners. So while most of us own a Wii for those great exclusives, we also own some other platform for games as well.

Between the PC and Wii I've played way more exclusive games than any single platform owner or multi HD console owner has

AWBrawler2806d ago

Don't even talk sales versus Wii games. Just dance 2 broke a cool 5 mill, Mario Wii has over 16 mill, Mario Kart has over 20 mill. Funny how you guys say sells don't matter, but quality, and when someone like Shoko gives a list of quality games, you guys scream about sells.
COD sells like sex, but do you honestly in your mind believe its better than Galaxy 2, No more Heroes 2, Monster Hunter Tri, or even Sin and Punishment?

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MariaHelFutura2807d ago (Edited 2807d ago )

Yes.

But....Nintendo doesn`t care they accomplished more this generation than anyone (even themselves) thought they would.

hellerphant2807d ago

That's a fair point. Who would have thought coming off the back of the Gamecube, Nintendo would come out and just dominate the scene from the get go.

Perhaps they enjoyed a damn good run and now it's time to focus on a new console? It will be interesting to see what they come up with. If there isn't a significant graphical improvement I have a feeling we could have a flop on our hands....

hellerphant2807d ago (Edited 2807d ago )

Sorry Shok but when did I ever say exclusives? Did you even read the article?

Half of those games you listed are either not available in Australia or are next to impossible to find on the average store shelf over here.

If a game is well received the sales figures show that my friend. Monster Hunter 3 probably sold about 7 copies nation wide in Australia. It isn't considered an A+ title. A game like SMG2 is considered a HUGE title here in Australia and the sales figures accurately mirror that thought.

EDIT @ Shok - The Wii is slowing down. More games came out for the other platforms than the Wii. Nintendo are still retailing launch titles for $99.95 here (LoZ:TP) and have released bugger all in 2010. Your arguments of these "exclusives" is null and void because even with those said exclusive the number of games released was far below the other consoles, not to mention more than half of your list isn't available in this country....the country the article was written in and referring to.

Kon2807d ago

WII can own all other consoles anytime...

stragomccloud2806d ago

Maybe the reason why they didn't have much lined up for December had something to do with the fact that Skyward Sword was delayed until next year???? Just a guess.

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