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6 Years Later: Did Nintendo Keep its Promises With the Wii?

OC Weekly: Believe it or not, but it was six years ago when Nintendo unveiled the very first details of the Nintendo Wii. Known only by its code name at the time, the "Revolution," Nintendo showcased a lot of promise for the system that would eventually change the entire landscape of the video gaming world. (Nintendo, Wii)

DarkCharizard_  +   1717d ago
"It will start a gaming revolution"

Shok  +   1716d ago
Anyone care to explain these stealth disagrees? Lol.
Nes_Daze  +   1716d ago
I will actually, I disagreed with him because even though I do think Nintendo changed gaming in a way, I don't think it was a "revolution". They put out a casual gaming device and marketed it to the easiest audience in gaming, and they profited...more like a very good move on their part. But revolution? Nah, motion sensing has been around before the Wii, other companies just found out it was worth taking another swing at the casual audience.
Knushwood Butt  +   1716d ago
I think it is fair to say they started a hardware revolution.

However, software? No way. Not even close. They completely blew their chance in that regard.

I was excited for the 'Revolution' at first. That excitement disappeared faster than you can say, 'Wii'.
dubal-e  +   1716d ago
Nintendo leads and everyone follows. I remember like yesterday Sony and Microsoft saying there was no room in the industry for the type of games Nintendo targeted with Wii. Now they're trying super hard to win those gamers from Nintendo.
Shok  +   1716d ago
Yes, they did. They promised a Revolution and we got one. They changed the way we play games and the others followed. The Wii had TONS of flaws, but it's one of those cases of a flawed masterpiece.
jacksonmichael  +   1716d ago
Well yeah, but more specifically, they promised an add on that allowed you to play DVDs and they promised the Vitality Sensor. Beyond that, though, yeah, they kept their promises. Lol.
Shok  +   1716d ago
Lol, true that, true that.
AEtherbane  +   1716d ago
Well, Netflix kind of covers that DVD thing...
stragomccloud  +   1716d ago
Don't know why so many people are denying it. The fact is, because the new control scheme, which is now being imitated by competitors, the Wii has reached audiences that have never touched a game system before in their life. That's a simple fact. The Wii was a revolution because it reached audiences never thought possible in the gaming industry.
Venox2008  +   1716d ago
yes.. sure there are tons of showelware but there are many great games too.. I like my Wii very much :)
Titanz  +   1716d ago
They introduced a new audience to gaming
And complemented them(and myself) with a wonderful assortment of software titles.
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pepsilover_2007  +   1716d ago
tbh i didnt have many expectation's with wii, but what they did give me has provided me with joy (hardcore games) and has allow my joy to family also so yea i am damn proud to be a wii owner
fluffydelusions  +   1716d ago
Yes. I didn't much care for the Wii but anyone who says it didn't start a revolution in gaming is just outright lying.
Imalwaysright  +   1716d ago
Care to elaborate? What is this revolution youre talking about? Hardware? Dated hardware and motion sensor controllers that were invented YEARS before the wii was released? Software? What game was so inovative and original?
stragomccloud  +   1716d ago
Dated hardware isn't the issue. Because hardware wise, the Wii was already out of date coming out of the gate.

However, The most important thing in the industry is who uses new or existing hardware in an innovative way that has never been done before in it's current form, and who can market that hardware. That's the real revolution.

It's really about the whole package deal. Don't even bring up the originality argument, because one could make the same argument towards PS360(which I also own). It's easy to call any game unoriginal from a certain point of view. Super Mario Galaxy for example, you could call it unoriginal simply for being a Mario platformer, however, it's so much more than that. On the other side of the table, I could call Black Ops unoriginal because it's another Call of Duty FPS, but it doesn't make it any less of a game. The fact is, that some(and I do mean SOME) games play better with gestures. Finishing moves in No More Heroes just would not have been so satisfying if it weren't for the sensation of swinging the Wii remote.
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Imalwaysright  +   1716d ago
"However, The most important thing in the industry is who uses new or existing hardware in an innovative way that has never been done before in it's current form, and who can market that hardware. That's the real revolution."

Youre talking about business models. My question was made as a gamer and not as a shareholder.

"Don't even bring up the originality argument, because one could make the same argument towards PS360"

Dont understand why youre talking about other brands. We're talking about Nintendo Wii.

Super Mario galaxy and Black ops didnt inovate nothing in terms of gameplay, storytelling... Theyre sequels. 0 innovation.

"Finishing moves in No More Heroes just would not have been so satisfying if it weren't for the sensation of swinging the Wii remote."

Like i said Nintendo did NOT invent motion controllers so they absolutely cannot take credit for them.
Nes_Daze  +   1716d ago
I think all companies have done their share of "revolutions" for gaming, we've benefited from the big three in different ways, and I'm glad to see Nintendo wasn't left behind.
heyitsmichelle  +   1716d ago
Aside from the fact that the nintendo failed to fulfill some of its promises, I think that the wii has changed the face of gaming. Ask anyone who doesn't seem like the gamer type, and they know exactly what a wii is. Parents and children who used to never play video games now play all the time thanks to the Wii. I think that's definitely a "gaming revolution"
zackacloud  +   1716d ago
Nintendo fanboys can't talk just disagree.

They just have Sony copy from us and made the ps move( ewaaaa ).
ChickeyCantor  +   1716d ago
I think many can't understand the difference between "disliking" and "disagreeing"
AWBrawler  +   1716d ago
They accomplished their main goal, so that's what matters. They sparked a revolution. A revolution I am proud to be a part of.
AWBrawler  +   1716d ago
disagree? so it didn't start a revolution?or maybe I'm not proud??
spektical  +   1716d ago
no, it did not start a gaming revolution.

I feel it's safe to say that Nintendo showed that the casual market is really deep, hence Microsoft and SONY jumping in.

i know ps2 did a lot of work in the casual market, and other systems to, but the Wii just seems as a system built for the casual market.
TheoreticalParticle  +   1716d ago
How many people here read the article. It wasn't about whether or not the Wii "fulfilled ITS promise", it's whether the Wii fulfilled the promises Iwata made back in 2005.

The article counted 4 of Iwata's promises as not true, and 2 as true.
jacksonmichael  +   1716d ago
I'll admit that I posted before reading (thought it would be the typical Nintendo bashing. lol). Anyone else?
FalconR289  +   1716d ago
You know I wish there was a option to leave the blue light on when the system is on.

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