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Is 2011 the worst year ever for a Nintendo console?

Looking back 12 months ago and not much has changed. The console is quite clearly lacking in third party support and is ultimately blanketed by major releases for other platforms. While the likes of Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story and Skyward Sword will get people dusting off their Wii's, three major releases over 12 months is simply quite pathetic.

Sure, games like Conduit 2 and de Blob 2 offer fantastic experiences on the console -- the former being a rather underrated first-person shooter -- but they are hardly system sellers, with de Blob 2 arguably garnering more attention on PS3 and Xbox 360 than on Wii.

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Titanz2594d ago

The Nintendo Gamecube is the undisputed champion, in that regard.

Gaetano2594d ago

Joking? Gamecube had most if not all cross-platform titles that were launched on PS2 and Xbox, and in many cases offered better experiences. Spider-man 2, Timesplitters, Pro Skater 2 and 3. I could go on and on. RE4 was best on GC. So many awesome third-party titles. Wii has been downright awful.

Khordchange2594d ago (Edited 2594d ago )

Well can't really argue against. Nintendo just randomly decided "hey, lets not make games for the wii anymore expect zelda and kirby!!!"

It's extremely dry and not a single mega seller in 2011 so far.

but one thing in that article makes no sense

"A game like Skyward Sword will definitely get gamers interested in their Wii again, but how can we be sure that we won't be getting an improved version for Wii U in 2012?"

because its being release a year before the wii u idiot

tunaks12594d ago (Edited 2594d ago )

If your in Europe or imported xenoblade, got Kirby and SS- its not all that bad, but yes Nintendo has pretty much stopped caring about the wii.