Wii Owners Being Used?

Over the past few years, there's been a lot of games released on the PS3/360 that made Wii owners say, "hey, why isn't this game on the Wii?" Most of the time, it's because the game is just too hardware dependent, and the Wii couldn't handle it. Lately, I've been feeling that developers are just saying that as a cop-out. Instead of saying, "we just didn't want this game on the Wii," they say, "The Wii can't handle it.

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GodsHand2826d ago

The way I see a company is in the bussiness to make money. When Nintendo released the Wii it was big, and any company that had a product was willing to put it on the Wii, since the Wii has lost steam, a company will not invest in a product that could have ramifications on there company as a whole. Now while I belive you don't need HD graphics to have a winner, putting time and resources into something that will have little return, is a bad decision from a company prespective. Now while the article uses Sega as the base for his peice, I belive Sega has lost touch with it's audience, and is focused on peoples wallets then quality of products. That's not to say every sibgle game suffers from that, but that is just my opinion on the matter.

pcz2826d ago (Edited 2826d ago )

some games are reliant on hardware. like metal gear solid 4, grand tourismo, killzone etc, so they couldn't be on wii (yes i know they have exclusivity, but just for argument sake.)

other games like super street fighter, grand theft auto and resident evil could be on wii (obviously with some editing), but developers just make up excuses.

zeeshan8102826d ago

Dude you don't know most Wii owners are female and they own a Wii Fitness. Hardcore gamers are not interested in Wii.

Iroquois_Pliskin2826d ago

lol not true, i got the wii just to play Twin Snakes and Twilight Princess. Good try though.

Back on topic:

I really wanna see less Mario crap and new ips

AssassinHD2826d ago

He said most, not all. As much as I hate baseless generalizations, he is probably not far off the mark.

tigertron2826d ago

Could have bought a Gamecube for that to be honest, but its great that the Wii has backwards compatability.

Stealth20k2826d ago (Edited 2826d ago )

and yet the wii is number 1 so gives a shit

@ below and the fact it has the best exclusives (Sales,rated, however you want to rate) of the gen helps alot too.

picoso362826d ago

It's cheaper and mass produced mtion control first... that's why

Kon2826d ago

Best exclusives? a big LMAO.

PlayerX2826d ago

Well Wii has more highly rated exclusives than the other consoles according to Metacritic so I believe it does.

TheBlackSmoke2826d ago

Na sorry, wii games are rated on their own scale separate from the real consoles. You really think mario galaxy is graphically a 10 if you compare it to something like ratchet and clank on PS3...lmao. games like kirby's epic yarn and new super mario bros would only be DLC titles on PSN/xbl.

get real.

ChickeyCantor2826d ago (Edited 2826d ago )

" from the real consoles"

"get real. "

Everything seems so plastic nowadays...

"games like kirby's epic yarn and new super mario bros would only be DLC titles on PSN/xbl."
Thats just because of the size, but that doesn't mean the production quality is that of a indie developer.


With high regards,


Shok2826d ago

Uh yea, according to anyone who isn't a Wii hater, the Wii does have the best exclusives.

Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2 are the 2 highest-rated exclusives this gen.

Have you played Donkey Kong Kountry Returns?

Super Smash Bros Brawl has ENDLESS replayability. People are still playing it on a daily basis to this day, and will be playing it until another Smash Bros comes out.

Optical_Matrix2826d ago

Haven't had this problem since I own all 3 systems. Although I did wonder that before. Got a Wii on launch day and thought damn this is the only system I'll need, and after seeing that Devil May Cry 4 and Final Fantasy XIII weren't touching Wii, I got a PS3 a year later. So glad I did too. And now recently I acquired a 360 for free. So no need to miss out for me.

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