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Is the Wii a fad?

IGN News is reporting that Wii developers are becoming 'nervous' about the console's prospects and believe the device may be nothing more than a fad.

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ChickeyCantor3517d ago

how many more? really? this is asked over and over =/ first it was okai to quesion it then it was ok to discuss it over and over but now its just getting sad =/

S A G A T3517d ago (Edited 3517d ago )

seems like rhetorical question or an assumption at best. If it's not a fad then I don't think it's here to stay for long, but the consumers are ultilamtely in charge of that - so we will have to see.

Lightning Mr Bubbles3517d ago (Edited 3517d ago )

I mean when I saw SSBB, that's the first time I thought about Wii in regards to games. Where are the games to this thing and not the GameCube port Zelda.

Notice how nobody cares about the Wii, mention that Wii is gonna dominate this gen and no body cares. Mention that XBOX 360 will dominate over PS3 or vise versa and it starts a riot.

The Wii is not a real machine for gamers. I'm a gamer so it's a fad to me.

Wii = Gimmick
XBOX 360 = Games
PS3 = Games + Movies

It's good that it's reached such broad market appeal. But come on, if you're a gamer and you could only choose 1 console for the next 5 years. Would you make it the Wii?

As a gamer, sometimes I forget the Wii even exists. This site certainly doesn't remind me much of it either.

Kholinar3517d ago (Edited 3517d ago )

"The Wii is not a real machine for gamers. I'm a gamer so it's a fad to me.

Wii = Gimmick
XBOX 360 = Games
PS3 = Games + Movies

It's good that it's reached such broad market appeal. But come on, if you're a gamer and you could only choose 1 console for the next 5 years. Would you make it the Wii?"

At this point I would.

For me:

Wii = 5 of the 7 games I own are fab. (The other two are ok) with 3-6 games that I'll have to buy in the next six months.

XBOX 360 = Nothing here I'm interested in. (Sorry, not a shooter enthusiast and the other offerings haven't interested me)

PS3 = Three games (1 is 6 months from release, the other two are TBA)that I would love to have. Otherwise there's not much interest currently. The ps3 is definitely more in line with what I like, however.

So in the next five years my story might change, but that's true of any of us. For now the wii makes the most sense.

As for the site not reminding you of the wii's existence... that's a result of the fanbase here. They are far from typical of the entire console owning population.

CyberSentinel3517d ago

The Wii is nothing more then a glorified Vtech(Vsmiles)
system. It should be marketed as one, and placed in the same category as other "Children's" toys.

Nintendo wants to appeal to the "casual gamers".
Unfortunately for game developers and publishers "casual gamers" DON'T BUY GAMES. They are happy with 1 or 2 games a year. So what may seem like a low cost solution to making "easy money" will prove to be very costly.

The ONLY company making money off the Nintendo Wii, is Nintendo.

10 years from now people will say to themselves, "Damn, I can't believe I was suckered into paying $250.00 dollars for another Gamecube."

Kholinar3517d ago (Edited 3517d ago )

Or they might say "dang, I had as much fun with that little thing as I did with my $600 system. Why on earth did I buy that?"

See, we can all make groundless assertions. All this crap fails to take into account that the only thing that matters is whether the buyer has fun. I'm having fun. My in-laws and everyone I know with a wii is having fun.

So really, your take matters as much as all these anal-ysts. Not a bit. Only people's own view of their own consoles matter and that view only matters to themselves. Simple. If a console owner is happy then they are the only one that matters to their experience.

forum_crawler3517d ago

"The Wii is not a real machine for gamers. I'm a gamer so it's a fad to me.

Wii = Gimmick
XBOX 360 = Games
PS3 = Games + Movies "

This would be more believable:
Wii = fun
XBOX = Shooter
PS3 = Games + Movies

PC = Games, movies, music, pictures, etc.

The Wii is not a gimmick, it is a real gaming machine, and it makes not excuses for it. It doesn't try to shove anything down your throat (like blue ray).

PC > BXOX, PS3 & Wii. Whatever you do on one of those consoles, you can do even better on a PC. The list now includes the wii because you can now use the wiimote with you PC if you have the know-how.

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socomnick3517d ago

I got bored of wii Played about 4 games of wii bowling with friends and then got bored. :/

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