"Top 5 reasons why the Wii is the best console..The Wii had it right when it came to motion gaming. Look at what the Xbox and especially the PS3 have been doing. They have shifted towards the Wii model of gaming.."
I don't even need to read this article. Simply put, the Wii isn't the best console. Nuff said!
For casual gaming I geuss.
I'm not sure the Wii even wins in that area. The system is flooded with such trash. You don't have a shovel big enough.....
The PS2 was also flooded with trash, doesn't mean it was a bad console.
@tastelessgamer Empty argument. 1) You don't have to buy the shovelware and 2) Like Thrillhouse said, the PS2 was flooded with trash also. Same as the DS, yet they are considered as some of the best systems ever made.
@tastelessgamer This is listed as an opinion piece, and you should at least read it before making any comments. The article states that the Wii is the best system for platformer genre. I love the platformer genre (it is my favourite), and the PS3 and Xbox 360 are flooded with FPS. Honestly my favourite platformer this generation has been ratchet and clank and Uncharted, but the wii has good games too.
"The PS2 was also flooded with trash, doesn't mean it was a bad console." The ps2 also had a library of quality games that the wii will never even come close to touching. Lol @ comparing the wii to the ps2. The wii doesn't even come close to the ps3/360 libraries. Try and argue that it does nintendo fans as you constantly complain about the lack of 3rd party support. You can't have it both ways.
5. motion control: Sure The PS3 move controller is playing catch up with the casuals, but it's waaaaay better than the wii remote in every way. 4."Wii has some of the largest variety in game selection" Largest variety of shit games maybe.... and yes, the ps2 had a lot crap games as well, but at least it still had Tones of Great games to counter it;) You want variety+ quality this Gen. Get a PS3. 3."Wii has the lowest failure rate" Hmmm.. could be because casual gamers don't use the system as much as the more hardcore gamers, which means less likely to over-heat?! 2. "Nintendo is giving a lot of love to old series" I think all the platforms are doing this and more( as in taking chances with new franchises such as Gears, uncharted) so this is a useless point. 1."The Wii still has the classic titles through the Virtual Console" All I can say is... Xbox live and PSN.
The Wii brought something new this generation and needless to say the other two merely threw more horsepower at the problem. I barely use my Wii, because I like my shooters using a traditional controller and all my Wii needs are met with Kinect. However, I still recognize what Nintendo has done this generation.
Something new, like when sony bring a camera "you are the controler" gimmick...but it's not enough, and graphics and library are really poors in comparison with ps2, ps3 library (just check metacritics, even if you don't consider the fact that a 10 for wii is a 7 or less for a next gen game, you will see that wii have way more less titkes in the 80/100% area than ps3 and even xbox)
I LOL'd at the title.
I wouldn't say it's the best console because that's an opinion, but I know I have had a lot of fun playing the good games on it. I think that the top tier games for the Wii are among the best games I've ever played on any console ever. Mario Galaxy 1&2, the NSMB, Twilight Princess, MP3, and a whole bunch of others I don't feel like listing are amazing. To be honest I just got my Wii about a month ago, and I felt the same way as y'all before I got it. Since I started playing these games I was dumbfounded. I forgot how much fun I had with a Nintendo console. As far as being the best, it boils down to preference. If you measure it by the shovel ware games it does suck, but as far as fun factor when it comes to the top tier Nintendo games, it's right up there with Sony and MS in my opinion.
Lol, arguing with this article is like arguing with an old man saying the Internet is fake.
lol at "wii is the best console" It's ok though and I'm not sure there is a "best console" Well I have my own opinion about which is the best console, but I will keep that to myself in this thread.
No, best hardware, best fonctionalities, best value, and best exclusives/variety, it's not an opinion, you can't deny facts, and only one console this gen is clearly the winner, even if you can enjoy gaming with the others... By the way, why are we talking about "wiihome" stupid statment, it's like kinecthome and others adds blogs, nothing interesting to read.
No HD killed the wii for me. Xbox and PS3 are far ahead of the wii in terms of quality.
In terms of quality? You must be talking about graphical quality, or feature-wise, cause when it comes to games though then the Wii wins in that are, as it has more quality exclusives then both the HD systems (though that might change by the end of this year.) When it comes down to it, the games are the most important aspect of GAMING.
i'm not one to use metacritic,but i think sony wins in that department.and i don't see nintendo winning end of year awards or any industry awards like sony has gotten from games like LBP or uncharted. so i would have to disagree.and as for downloadable...no one talks about wii virtual console games at all.it's either xbl arcade or psn games that have left wii int the dust. so if you are talking about games,wii doesn't have it.just more shovelware than the other two.
"when it comes to games though then the Wii wins in that are, as it has more quality exclusives then both the HD systems" *Looks at game shelf, counts Wii games... counts 360+PS3 games* Umm.. I think you got that backwards, bud. Maybe you were restricting your genres to.. fitness? Or something?
If we restricted it to fitness games, the Wii would win by a HUGE margin. Then the 360 Kinect games would follow.
Ps3 already have way more better exclusives, even without the killing 2011 library, and you have to consider also multiplatfotms gales fir bith xbox and ps3, since the wii can't play them. Please somepne, explain to me how a fanboy liar like seferoth can still have 3bubbles ? He is Full of lies and deny (@seferoth : everyone knows move is better, with more possibilities, and more accurzte than wii, all the review and awards are saying that, like metacritic prove your are wrong also about games, like every gen sony has way more great games, and don't firget that a 10 for a wii game, it's not a 10 for superior hardware, standards are highers)
This is hilarious. If gaming sites really want hits then this is what they need to keep saying. Many hd gamers only play cod like games or halo and the uncharted guys call auto climbing a platform game. There is no skill in slowly figurering out where to force your character to climb. What is hilarious is they claim casual gamers are going to kill gaming. True but it's the casual fps gamers that are the true killers of gaming on pc. Notice how that was all they liked near the end and many just like the cod players only play that one game. The hd market is a bubble waiting to pop. Ps3 gamers keep talking about variety yet they only mention like three games uncharted, killzone, and some random game which most likely is lbp. Yet Sony has no counter that sells to the majority of the gamers gaming on any platform. Mariokart still has no equal. Mariobros 5 still has no equal. Zelda has no equal Smash bro, where is the hd demon blade, where is sin and punishment, where is your red steel two, no bomberman, no vs game well hd gamers act like they don't care, no donkey kong, no blast works, no RPGs, no shoot en ups, no strategy games. That's a lot of stuff that has not even been approached by Sony. They are not good at making any of those games yet they call themselves a game company now. At least sega could go head to head with nintendo game wise. The competitors best games come from an old put of date and buggy pc game. And when Sony gamers list their games just know most games on their list sold around 200k to 1.5 million to a user base of 30 million or more. All the hd graphics in the world couldn't make it fun. All the hype an inflated review scores could make people buy these games because they where just not fun or they just plain played horrible or they where to casual. The wii is the only console that attracts solely based on game quality only a noob would buy based on graphics only. Casuals look at the graphics and say cool I want but hardcore wants a challenge, game play you know stuff that last not gimmicks. Cod shows how jack up gaming has become now. Developers don't understand it because it's killing all other types of gaming due to boredom. If it wasn't for the wii the highest selling console would be the frigging xbox360 and that would be sad they barely have studios to make games. It's takes a gamer to understand the wii. The same was true during the 8bit days and the 16bit.
"The wii is the only console that attracts solely based on game quality..." You are an idiot. RPGs:PS3>Wii, FPS:PS3>Wii: Music Games: PS3>Wii, Racing:PS3>Wii, TPS:PS3>Wii, Platformers:PS3=Wii, Shovelware: Wii>ps3,Strategy:PS3=Wii, and many others in favor of the ps3. You are the lowest common denominator my friend. We mention more than 3 titles, and much of the ganes you listed for the wii are very "meh."
so when did HD mean quality. HD is nothing but a resolution so guess what? on my TV the 360 and PS3 aren't in HD either. HD is not graphics, its a resolution , just like Blu Ray isn't a resolution, its a storage medium. These HD people are such noobs
I said anything about graphics? You know how to read? You're such a noob.
you said "No HD killed Wii for me" so again I say, on my normal TV in my college dorm, nothing is in HD
Pretty sure the HD adds something to the quality of a game. Just because you have a crappy tv doesn't mean HD doesn't mean anything to the rest of us.
"Pretty sure the HD adds something to the quality of a game. " It could, its not a certainty. So your "sure" is kinda forced on this matter. We have seen enough good looking games in HD that ...just suck. The point is even if its not HD, if the overall outcome is good, then you shouldn't be complaining. Cause by doing that you are just gonna miss out. And there is no point in missing out on some good games. If its not your kind of game, thats logical, but to shun them due the the lack of a 720p resolution and power to render certain shaders? Thats just irrational.
@corepred4 HD ads nothing, it is just a resolution. I played MGS4 on a HD tv the first time, then again on an SD, It still was just as awesome. played Deadspace, Halo, Gears, and DMC4 on SD. Again they were still great games and i didn't miss a thing. So your supposed point is invalid. Admit it, all this HD talk is silly. Half the people here probably don't know the difference between 1080i and 1080p, or even 720p and 1080p I see people all the time but supposed 1080p Tvs where the 720p on display is more clear and crisp. So yeah, people know almost nothing about HD, but then have the nerve to try to spout this bull at a tech geek like me who actually knows what is what? only on N4G. only on N4 freaking G PS. when disc become irrelevant within the next couple of years, don't be surprised. Even the NGP left disc alone in favor of carts
Hd graphics is like watching final fantasy the movie your hyped at what they can do and then you realize how bad they are at game play, story, controls and so much is sacrificed just to wow you with graphics. Remember the big meh that crisis got on the pc? Same thing happened for doom3 and unreal tournament 3. No one cared because they where not fun. The same is happening with many of your hd games. Cod mostly works because of the junk talking between friends and limited skill sets. To most hd gamers games are not made for every one. If you believe that then your not really a gamer. The fact that if an hd gamer does see an ad about some thing and a review that game will never exist to them. Even if they saw it at a store they can tell a good game from another till they have wasted money on it. The ps era really did set gaming culture up for the devalue that runs rampant right now. You have to blame developers for it also. I hate to say if a dev lost his job this year or last maybe it was their own fault for not making more true hardcore games that addict gamers to variety rather than where the hype is. Hd graphics are great but many lack imagination and the game play suffers because it is sacrificed for good screen shots.
Since when did HD assure a quality product? For me the Wii is the best & I don't give a crap what anyone else thinks!
go nuts over HD just like they are going nuts for HD in a certain recently announced handheld... I think HD is the BIGGEST gimmick ever 3D>HD in my opinion.....
you girls must not watch any fast moving sports in HD. Wii fails for me just because of the stupid friend codes!! i hate them!!
but it HAS won this generation by ALOT... but that doesnt make it the best console... ill get me a Wii pretty soon too...
You can't be the best console with a handful of AAA exclusives and the inability to play AAA multiplatform titles. I love my Wii, but there's no way in hell it's better than the other two.
The wii imo has the best downloadable games out of any console. I enjoy xbox live arcade, but Super Mario Bros 3 and Super Mario 64, plus all the zelda games can not be beat. As far as the wii being the best console, thats opinion only. Edit At below: I don't see nintendo fanboys leaving comments here, so the points your trying to make seem pretty stupid.
Anyone can get those games for free by downloading an emulator and the ROMs. The Wii is too expensive for what it's capable of and it sucks.
"Anyone can get those games for free by downloading an emulator and the ROMs" Yet when one mods his 360 ( and soon his Ps3) and downloads games for free you will be crying that you hate pirates? ( and those who agree with you btw) HA! Cliffs....jump off one.
@sidar Can you tell me where have I posted something crying about pirates? You can't. Go suck a dick.
"The wii imo has the best downloadable games out of any console" Wow. There are a few gems, but compared to the XBLA and PSN collections, the Wii is incredibly weak. There's even more shovelware with WiiWare than there is in Wii disc games.. it approaches the shovelware-grade of XBL Community titles.
Those are not Wii games though.
Lol wii fanboys getting a big head because of the rare positive wii article. Why dont we talk about some things that have become essential to gaming that wii doesnt have. 1.Established Online communities. 2.HD 3.Good graphics 4.Non laggy controls 5.Library of fresh and innovative titles (no wii fit does not count) 6.Hard drives 7.multi media capabilities Nintendo sacrificed a lot by making thier console cheap. Some people are willing to settle for less but im not one of them. Saying the wii is the best console is like saying a calculator is a good computer. If there are any wii fanboys left, I would advise asking your mom to buy you a real console next Xmas.
graphics aren't everything. Have you played Mad World?
Mad World was fun, but it didn't push any limits or raise any bars. It's no Gears of War or Uncharted.
so what if it's not Gears or Uncharted ? It's fun isn't it ?
"graphics aren't everything" You're right....graphics AREN'T everything that he listed! He also listed several other important reasons. Have a cookie.
graphics aren't EVERYTHING...and mad world was cool but compared to what the other consoles offer its hardly anything. I'm talking about the number of fun games to play.
"Nintendo sacrificed a lot by making thier console cheap." What did Nintendo sacrifice? They used all their own proprietary hardware and raked in millions. If anything they sacrificed their souls to the money gods and got super paid.
your number 5 is funny what is more innovative than wii games? I can name a few off the top of my head that were innovative Fragile (its its own type of game) Cursed Mountain (new take on horror) Kirby's Epic Yarn (new gameplay) Little King Story (gameplay) Last Story (almost everything) Metroid Other M (Gameplay mechanics) No More Heroes (everything, even the presentation) Opoona (Most innovtive RPG this gen) I can go on forever as for multimedia, I'm happy with my Netflix and my Music player I downloaded to it via Homebrew laggy controls? Never lagged on any game I own only thing you got is graphics and online cause even hardrive is irrelevant with my 32 gig SD card and as for online, nothing is broken about the online 2 games i actually play online: Mario Kart and Monster Hunter Tri. are they Xbox Live? No! But do they work well online? Hell yes
"Fragile (its its own type of game) Cursed Mountain (new take on horror) Kirby's Epic Yarn (new gameplay) Little King Story (gameplay) Last Story (almost everything) Metroid Other M (Gameplay mechanics) No More Heroes (everything, even the presentation) Opoona (Most innovtive RPG this gen)" Please elaborate
do I really have to break it down for you? OK here we go Fragile: The game plays out like a movie, ots all about the atmosphere and the story, it wasn't even supposed to have fighting, it stands alone in a class of few games such as ico. that was an innovative new take on gaming whether you love it or hate it. Cursed Mountain: a horror game that actually tries to scare people again is rare, and it has an innovative battle system that has never been done in the horror genre, and its themes are different too. its not just bust a zombie. its a breath of fresh air Kirby's Epic Yarn: This game is like no other, even the art style, and that artstyle actually contributes ti gameplay. you can manipulate the very fabrics of the world (literally) and it makes for a pretty fresh new take on platforming. Little King Story:this was like combing pikmin with a bit of sims and harvest moon. if you can't see the innovation in this, i pitty you. i truly do.and since i said harvest moon, add Rune Factory to my list. Last Story: from what i can see and read, this introduces so many new aspects into the RPG genre, such as the follow system that lets u distract enemies, as your party member cast spells and destroy the environment. the dash moves and all other kind s of new mechanics to RPGs. It's hard not to see the new things in Last Story Metroid Other M: love it or hate it, Other M was innovative. from the platforming mixed with FPS, all the way down to the dodge system, nothing like this had ever been seen before in an action platformer, closest thing to it is maybe the PoP games from last gen, because they share the quick kill system No More Heroes: from the ,manga style look, down to the anime style, and the masturbation type recharging of your weapon, the game was new and fresh. even how some of the boss battles where played out, and the use of the wiimote as a cellphone. what game is like NMH?? Opoona: sure it looks kiddy, but the new innovative battle system must be noted, as well as the play style, you can go way off story and become a pop idol if you want. it has so many fresh new idea. it's a shame that people over look it cos of its art style. even the controls are new, you can actually play with just the nunchuck if you choose. it may not be the best, but it is the most innovative RPG this gen other honorable mentions: Zack and wiki Pro Evolution Soccer Wii games A boy and his blob RedSteel 2 Rune Factory (as mentioned above) Space Station Tycoon
want laggy ass controls?...try LBP esp. online! lmao :)
Yeah and add cod on the ps3 is a mess with killzone and it realistic slow mo controls. Then add in the hey it's 15-20 frames a second but look at the graphics!!!! Don't like that have a trophy. They keep screaming innovation and oooooh your a girlie for liking the wii huh? Well hd game fails to get one important thing right game play and the wii eats it alive all developers know this. I'm willing to bet most mario5 sales can from people making your hd games. LoL. Hd gaming is like watching the super bowl to see who has the prettiest uniforms and more of them. Wii gaming is about how good was the game and would you even watch it again? Any one that says they think the vc is not as good as the other download services is not a true gamer. The worst thing about adult gamers is they spill their bs from other lame portions of their life into gaming. It was nice to see two gamers bickering and the out come was try this game rather than some version of hd fps filt mouth. This isn't sports, porn or about justifying to your girl friend why your buying habits suck. When gamers are ready to play some real games they buy a wii. We have like 20 million- 15 million gamers playing our hardcore games our exclusives unfazed by the tons of shovelware on the wii and the hd consoles.
"5.Library of fresh and innovative titles" Anyone saying this makes that person look like a clown. And I don't even have to explain why.
If HD gaming is about non laggy controls... then explain Move and Kinect? Kinect is 100% lag and move still has shit pointer controls. Besides, who cares about Snyder, he's just an established Hater. He's afraid of anything not gritty(IE:brown), realistic and violent. HAters gonna hate!
LOL you'd have to be a blind sheep (Nintendo fanboy) to think that the Nintendo Wii is better than the PS3, or the Xbox 360.
Or one of the 85 million people who own it. :P
@Game Tavern So are you saying that none of those 85 million people own other consoles? Cause I have all three and i don't think the wii is the "best console eva!!" (though i do like it.) Besides, sells DO NOT equal quality. (it's beyond sad that people can't grasp this.) I'd sit here and pretend that was a good burn, but it wasn't.
85 million who bought wii fit, some of dozen mario titles or wii sport. Cause nothing else sells on wii. OT-NO, only reason why it sold that much cause it aims what was/is casual market. -best technical console? nope -best exclusives? nope, over 90 u have few titles uncluding smg,smg2, zelda, rock band,smash brothers -no third party support -excluding mario titles, bundled games, everything else sells like sh*t
Ash and ep ummmm hype and graphic don't equal better so no one buys those games. It doesn't matter what uncharted gets from reviewers it sells like shovelware forced on people. So sales don't matter question how much do you play your hyped hd games? Then ask your self why don't your friends play that very game any more. If your answer is cod then you are ethier bored of your AAA games or your a sheep. I still play my AAA games and online so does every one else. Ok so awards matter now? So when you should normal people or teens these awards do they want to play the game more? Why isn't uncharted the sole demo in a ps3? Maybe because people don't really like to play it. Sure the artist should be awarded but the game design is boring and a script. Doom 1 still plays better than uncharted. You should play it or the first quake. Those games actualy did sell like a Mario 5. It simple people don't like your ps3 exclusives otherwise the sales would be way better on the console it is exclusive to. It's like sonic sailing only a small fraction of Mario titles back in the nes days. You've tried hype and they tried awards then they tried casual then topped it off with gt5 and guess what they got a meh. While 3 year old games like Mariokart continue to sale because it's fun to every one. I'm sorry it's that way but Sony should really learn what gamedesign is before nintendo gets an hd machine or it's over.
"Top 5 reasons why the Wii is the best console lloll
1. Blew $200+ on this PoS and trying to come up with excuses to justify the impulsive purchase. 2. Fun only when multiple people are playing on the same console, but people don't like playing it often. 3. 480p capability ftw 4. Motion gimmick sounded innovative at the time 5. The name still sounds retarded
GET REAL. ps3 and 360 are basically showing they can provide gamers with a "wii experience" WITHOUT you having to BUY a wii.micrsoft may have shifted towards a casual friendly game console.but sony hasn't.how many core games has sony announced and shown just in the last month?killzone 3,uncharted 3,infamous 2,LBP2,resistance 3...i could keep going,but the point is clear: sony is not concentrating on being a wii.they are taking away your purpose in BUYING a wii.while showing you they can do things wii can only DREAM of. WII CAN'T DO: HD high end graphics bluray 3D accurate motion control augmented reality head tracking store tons of content on a HARD DRIVE an online gaming experience to speak of i could go on on this too.and you are telling us that wii is the best console on the market?when it can't even match PS Move let alone ps3 and it's features?can't even match 360. GTFO....
Finally a editor with brains! Wii Owns PS3 and 360 for the reason listed in this article and MORE! Wii dominated 2010 with Oustanding games and the same is going to happen this year
You guys should actually read the article instead of just responding to the title. Whether or not the Wii is the best system is beside the point (it's an opinionated matter anyway), but the author's reasons behind him saying so are actually pretty legit. I'm not saying the reason make the Wii the best, but they are good reasons to ARGUE so.