Sales for Nintendo Co.'s Wii plunged this week while Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 and Sony Corp.'s Playstation 3 stayed afloat in the latest retail data from Ebay.
interest in the wii is falling...
Which is what the headline should read. The reason for it is simple, it is so hard to get a Wii that even finding them online is hard. The Wii is still selling out at stores like Target. This means nothing.
Interest in Wii is falling when more people want to keep them? Interesting.
They really need some games... the Wii library makes the PS3's look like the Library of Congress.
because the price drop hasnt taken effect. but does anyone know if the 80 gig already dropped?
80b did drop on amazon, but they are not allowed to advertise it or something like that.
I'm pretty sure that the Wii actually has more games than the PS3. Someone correct me if I'm wrong tho.
with one book in it? called resistance
I'm talking quality, not quantity. The Wii has tons of game. Most of them are utter crap. I own 3 games: Zelda, Warioware, and Harry Potter (for my wife).
I'm pretty sure the Wii has almost as many as, if not more than, the 360 (which is more than the PS3). I saw a list of exclusives and the Wii has the most exclusives of all the consoles. Again, though, most of them are crap.
on your idea of quality. There are other quality titles out there for the Wii, but people judge them by the cover and automatically call them crap when it's not warranted. I have several titles that I feel are of great quality, even though others don't agree, whether they play them or not. Plus, even without SSBB, the Wii has a great selection of games coming out during the next two months that will be of really high quality. I don't understand this war going on and the bashing of systems. It's stupid and immature. It actually makes me wish we were back in a time without the internet.
It's not about bashing the Wii. I love my Wii and want some great games for it. I'm looking forward to SMG more than *any* other game coming out soon. You have to admit though, with the Wii, there are few great games and lots of crap games. It's probably a result of people betting against the Wii initially and then trying to cash in without putting forth the effort. Hell, the 2nd best (maybe 3rd with Metroid now) Wii game is just a remake of RE4 from the Gamecube.
why do we even care how the three consoles are doing on ebay? it is not a retail store...70% of the consoles on there are used, so it's a majority of existing systems changing hands....i hate people that post stupid ebay "sales" as news.....
this is exciting.. the sale of used wii's has dropped :| good for Nintendo means people are keeping their Wiis and selling there ps3 and 360's
But the vast majority of Wii's on ebay are new. 470 compared to 96 used ones. Demand is dropping. It started in Japan and now its spreading to other regions. It is a shame though. I've actually made quite a bit of money selling Wii's on ebay. Kinda sad to see it coming to an end.
...related to how available the product is elsewhere. If it's able to be bought in stores it's less valueable on Ebay, and vice versa. Didn't the article state that it's still in the top spot even though it's interest is falling? Might want to wait a bit to doom it to obscurity. :) -CadDad
you local china-town. I got mine mod-ed and it plays all the pirated games..... 20 games for about $50, you cannot beat that which ever way you slice it. Although, I haven't played any of them for the last 3 months since I got the PS3 and 360. However, I have to say, my Wii is a chick magnet.... see the irony in that line....??? LOL My view on the Wii is this..... 360 and PS3 are like the big brothers that doesn't really care what their little sister (Wii) is doing as it's always an non-factor. Because whether you believe it or not, the younger siblings are always trying to copy the older ones.
you bought a system with 20 games and you dont play it so you can play your ps3.. interesting, what games on ps3 are you currently playing?I hear has a stellar lineup of games you can only play on ps3
I have no need to justify what games I'm playing on the 360 or my PS3 to give you more ammo to throw back at me. I got the Wii because it's a chic-magnet. I like to have woman at my house playing my Wii..... LOL you name the games, and I got it. But I just can't stand the SD pictures that it puts out as compared to the PS3 or 360. If I'm spending time to play a game, I damn well will play something that will be easy on the eye instead of the ragged pictures (especially on RE, Bleach, COD) that shows up with the Wii? Wouldn't you? For others, Wii may be something that gives you that tingling sensation deep down, but for me personally, the thrill is gone. The next time I'll play it will be when friends are over.
Ebay sales are meaningless.
thank you This mean more people are keeping there wii than ps3 and xbox 360 this is good thing for Nintendo
Is it just the USA then? Everywhere i go they have wii's in stock, gamestation even lowered the price of the wii by a tenner ($20)
what is game station? and if that is in Canada, Yes wii price went down because of the high canadian dollar
It's funny how everyone reacts to these online sales. They're going to rise and fall each week. One week one console will win, the next a different one will. It's like the stock market. People see the headline "XYZ Sales Plummet", and they say "Well here's the death of XYZ". For you idiots out there, XYZ represents any console. None of the consoles are going anywhere. They'll all do big business this time around, and they'll all be more even this time around. Anyone can still win, even Sony. However, no company will be as dominant as Sony was last time around.
I agree people should just stfu and play games on thier systems instead of paying attention to how much their favorite system/games sold.
The hardware held as the No. 1 Most Popular video game hardware at the auction site. The Wii carried an average sale price of $417.76. he hardware held a 12 percent gain the week prior. The PS3 carried an average sale price of $430.47. i really dont think anyone actually read the article hahaah wow ps3's are only 13 dollars more expensive than Wii's online
It is truths like that that people ignore. No one is going to spend 400 bucks on a Wii unless they REALLY want to play certain games on it. This weeks EBay #'s most likely mean two things, that 1. More people who bought the Wii in stores are keeping them rather than trying to profit off of them. (Mario Galaxy and others coming up soon) and 2. A certain % of more people that week would rather try their chances getting one at retail price than pay $150 something dollars extra plus shipping! This is the equivalent of a PS3 being sold for 900 Dollars. Not happening. As we all know they just had to announce a soon to come offer of a lower priced model for $400. And yet, we have to listen to haters sing about the sky falling for Nintendo over and over. Give me a break.
Like I said before:How important are online sales? Not much. Online sales only account for maybe 10% of all sales so please show me some retail numbers before posting this garbage.
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