In the US last month Sony did worst, Microsoft did well, Nintendo did the best - the DS and Wii were once again rampant. As such, Nintendo's response to the results is full of cartoon rainbows and sunshine.
Congrats Nintendo! Top systems plus games... "Impressively, over half of the top 25 best-selling games for the whole of 2010 were on Wii and DS. That number includes two of the top five; five of the top 10; and nine of the top 15."
Look at all the Nintendo haters, crying like a bunch of girls. Suck on that ass!
no shit all little kids are buying your shitty cheap stuff
I thought the kids were buying Call of Duty?
are those the same kids buying move and kinect?
SHIT!!... kids are buying everything!
Nothing new here...Nintendo will keep on trashing the ps3/360 when it comes to sales
? This is the first time the Wii won against the 360 since June 2010. So what are you jonesing about? Apparently it is new since it this is the first time it has won since.
Jonesing where I from means craving. Not talking. (UK)
jonesing don't mean anything here. (the rest of the world) :)
I'm surprised the Wii beat the Xbox. They where selling the Xbox 4gb model at 35% discount, well below the price of a Wii. I thought for sure they would come out on top.
because stock ran out. MS stated what happened in Dec. Thet actually sold out
There were plenty around here, still are.
Nothing new indeed. Nintendo will continue to lead the world in shovel ware.
i bet you can't even name 10 let alone 5 shovel ware games that nitendo actually makes...
Wii Music Wii Fit Wii Fit Plus Wii Sports Wii Sports Resort Nintendogs Nintencats Link's Crossbow Training Wii Play Brain Age Ok, so maybe I stretched it a bit on sequels, but come on. That should add credit to the idea that Nintendo makes shovelware: they make sequels to shovelware.
do you even know what shovel ware is? you should look up what shovelware actually is this is shovelware
nintendogs isn't shovelware you may not like it but its a highly rated game that sold millions of copies its becoming an established franchise as well as wii sports heck i don't even see how wii sports can be called shovelware seeing as how it was FREE shovelware refers to the games quality and content so you really can't actually have shovelware that is highly rated all the games you posted besides wii music are somewhat or highly rated
When I see games like Brain Age and Nintendogs sitting in a cardboard retail display next to the checkout, priced for an impulse purchase... I call that shovelware. Even if it sells by the shovel-load. I'll cut the Wii Fits and Wii Sports from the list based on that, but everything else is cheap trash. Is anyone contending that Link's Crossbow Training was shovelware? Wii Play? Nintendo does make trash games... with a Nintendo polish, but still trash games.
except for the FACT that nintendogs isn't shovelware look up what shovelware is shovelware refers to a piece of software that is of exceptionally low quality that is churned out at a very rapid rate and as ive said something that is highly rated that took some time to make can't be classified as shovelware whether you like the product or not and i quote "The metaphor implies that the creators showed little care for the original software, as if the new compilation or version had been indiscriminately created/ported with a shovel, without any care shown for the condition of the software on the newly created product." wii play and links crosbow training aren't really shovel ware because those games were not made as stand alone games they are games that game as a packaged bonus for buying the product behind it in wii plays case it was a wiimote plus game for 39.99 if it was the game itself for 39.99 then it would be shovelware
I'm not going to argue. I left my comment vague intentionally so I could attract some "self-righteous" would be know it all to come and correct me. What I actually meant in so little words is well this article and charts are prime example. Sorry if this one is a little old but feel free to pull up an updated version and see nothing has changed. When all games are stacked side by side on all platforms PS3,Wii,360 and PC. The Wii tends to be in a distant last in terms of quality. http://oyvindhauge.com/blog... But that's just me being a real gamer. Knowing you guys on here your probably talking about something irrelavant and pointless like hmmmmm I dunno "Sales". idiots.
So, a game company A makes a console which is based on 10-year old tech, and makes a huge profit. It spends hardly anything on a decent online network, and its games are mostly shovelware or copies of last gen franchises, with no innovations in story, gameplay, etc Game company B makes a cutting edge gaming console, with a much lower profit margin, has a free and well built online network, blu-ray, has developed some really cool new game franchises and pushed the boundaries of game development, graphics, story. It also has a better version of the motion control device which is the main attraction of console A. From the tone of some of the comments above, we gamers are supposed to feel happy if console A sells more than B?
we aint supposed to feel anything either way . Only real reason to fret at hardware and software sales so much , would be the potential funding of other exclusive games . It is argued rightfully or not that Sony is 3rd this gen . And yet they've never released as many good 1st party exclusives than the current years . Should i care if they are last , if it doesnt impede their ability to pump out games ? Of course we are also going to feel good if a game we like , exclusive or multi , on whatever console , sells well and is appreciated . But anything beyond that is for the mentally challenged , or people with actual stocks invested
why should we care?all 3 consoles are selling very well.people are happy with the software/tech their console of choice offers.
Nintendo>Microsoft>Sony. Sounds right to me.
hey it's 10 year old tech!!!it's a casual game system with bad shovelware games.and bad online and motion controls.and the best part is reading all the sony fanboys comments as there system gets outsold by it 4 years in a row!!!keep coming online and crying about the wii it helps sony's sales so much!!ha ha man i love it!!!!and when the ps3 finally out sells wii nobody will care cause these 4 years are the main sales years and now its over!!!cause the new systems will be out in 2 years.so maybe ps3 can out sell wii when nobody cares know more.make sure yinz come online and say how great ps3 is for out selling wii when know one cares anymore.man yinz are awesome!!!!!!
The wii is good in its own right. It really does not deserve to be top dog though. For one its online system is completely broken. The shovelware games need to stop also. It seems the worse the console the better people like it.
If the Wii were in direct competition with the HD consoles then I would be concerned. Different target audience,altogther different philosophy.Nintendo has it locked down and that is fine,as long as I'm not forced to be part of it which thankfully I am not.
lol! Stay classy Nin.
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