GamerZines writes: "Wii gamers will be disappointed to discover that Harmonix on pulling Rock Band Network support for the Wii as of next week."
Wow..that's pretty unfortunate for the people that do play RB on Wii.
Harsh. No Wii love.
Well that was to be expected ... The demande for RBN on wii is simply not there
Beatles rock band sold more on wii than it did on 360 or ps3
Beatles is nothing on the Rock band Network that is dedicated to bring more indies titles to the game . i dunno how indies music relate to the estimated target audiance Rock band Has on wii
That's a retail release. Rock Band Network is made of song downloads only. Wii gamers apparently aren't the type to unload $$ to download more songs.
Thats pretty irrelevant. Install base means nothing if the gamers are not loyal. Wii gamers are causal gamers who probably dont even know what DLC is and probably dont play online. That is the problem with Wii. Its install base is pretty uninformed and it is not loyal to its games. That is why you dont see people lining up at midnight to buy the newest game like you do with the Hardcore HD gamers (eg COD, Halo GTA etc). This is why the 3rd party stands no chance on the wii. The 90% casual audience probably doesnt even know it exists and the 10% hardcore retro fans just want the newest Zelda game. Nintendo may be able to sell the razors but it has a much harder time selling the blades and those blads are just flocking to the HD razors now because that is where the money is for them.
I never cared for music games
How could developing a song for the Xbox or PS3 be different than the Wii? Sounds more like a bad development model more than a user base issue. The development should be the same for all consoles or at least contain a common interface for development and then the program takes care of the versioning. The implication of this news is that Wii was developed differently and as a result requires custom development of each song. Too bad, because then the Wii users could have all the same songs as the other consoles.
it's actually quite différent . Numerous times harmonix said they had trouble adapting to the wii short memory space ( for storage and memory during the rock band 2 days . i'm pretty sure there is lot of conversion ( ( to ensure song quality ) ) done in order to produce Dlc that aren't too big for the wii . You just don't have has much space on wii that you have with a hard drive like opn PS3 or 360 . My RB folder is 7+gb long (342 songs ) ..i'm pretty sure the wii equivalent is smaller
If rock band cant make it on wii, no game can. All wii gamers want is mario and exercise rip offs.
Thats because you can't download songs when your Wii is collecting dust and not being used except when people visit your home wanting to play bowling.
I mean, it kind of makes sense. There's no one leaderboard whoring on the Wii, and those dedicated players are where a lot of the downloads will come from. Plus, with the PS3 and X360, there's actual good online play, and you can talk to your bandmates, and blahblah.
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