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Submitted by Wiiloveit 1339d ago | article

Wiiloveit.com: Will the Wii Fade Away?

"As we wrap up 2011, I can't help but give thought to the many exciting things happening in the Nintendo gaming space next year. The most notable of these being the upcoming release of the Wii U. Aside from Skyward Sword setting a sterling example of excellence in gaming, support towards the Wii has been waning this year, which doesn't set things up nicely for the Wii's continual growth come 2012. Even by their own actions, such as the lack of Virtual Console releases and even first-party WiiWare support, Nintendo is revealing they're not sure how best to approach the situation." -- Wiiloveit.com (Nintendo, Wii, Wii U)

Shok  +   1339d ago
I think it will, but it'll always be remembered considering how controversial it's been.

(It's SHOULDN'T have been a controversial thing but ya know, that's what fanboys do)
Wiiloveit  +   1339d ago
Thanks for your feedback. Yeah, I touched on this a bit at the end, but I'm a little worried about what the Wii will be most remembered for in the end. Seems like the words "trash" and "shovelware" are often in close association with this system and it's so sad to see that some of the truly worthwhile titles don't get the attention they deserve simply because many have written off or continue to write off the Wii completely.
darthv72  +   1338d ago
yeah but....
the vocal minority on sites like n4g do not represent the consumer majority. Personal opinions of the various titles available will always differ.

If the wii will be remembered for something it will be for its diverse selection of titles. You can single out a few here and there but like all previous consoles in generations past, the most popular ones had the biggest selection of titles.

You cant cater to the core forever. That is such a small market these days. Its like the ever decreasing number of exclusive core titles. Companies want to broaden their acceptance and will create games that cater to all types of gamers.

In all fairness, the wii will take its place amongst the winners of their respected generations. Now whether or not the same success can happen with the wii-u is a totally different story.
Venox2008  +   1339d ago
I really love wii and will buy wii U so I could play Wii games in backwards compatibility + new Wii U's games..too bad that there won't be compatibility for Gamecube games too :/

I think it's not very good to make Wii fade away business wise, because there are a lot of Wii gamers out there (hardcore and not) so I think there still will be some games released on Wii too ... look at PS2, console is as old as my sister, but still gets some games :)
spacedelete  +   1339d ago
i want wii to die a death. i've had some terrible memories playing and even just owning the wii made me fill with regret.
Wiiloveit  +   1339d ago
You're not alone in that department. Many seem to be so eager to say "Wii is dying!" or even "Wii is dead!" with no hint of remorse. But that's not the stance I take.
Ness-Psi  +   1339d ago
it wont fade away nintendo said they will still support it even when the wii u comes out.
Wiiloveit  +   1339d ago
Thanks for your feedback. Their statements reflect how risky it will be to have both systems on the market simultaneously, and that is exactly what I explored in my article.
Ness-Psi  +   1338d ago
it doesn't give a good message to the wii u, you would expect Nintendo to put their whole effort behind it. it would be great to see what differentiates it from the normal wii, or they could end up with the 3DS situation where people think its just a DS with 3D.

although I'm really looking forward to the Wii U, i think Nintendo has been slap-dash with unveiling of it, and that doesnt give people confidence in buying it.
darthv72  +   1338d ago
@ness
since perception is key...many perceive that the nameing of something has more to do with how it gets accepted than anything else.

To be quite honest...your 3ds example is a good one to use. It retains the same "DS" as previous models but with the number 3 in front. So it is obvious that many will see it as a ds with 3d. That was a mistake on nintendo for not naming it something different.

Even though sony has capitalized on the "playstation" brand over the years they have at least distinguished them with the numbering system. Sega had a new name for each platform they released. Master system, genesis, saturn, dreamcast.

nintendo has changed their name only a few times. NES, SNES N64 (all of which had nintendo as part of the console designation), gamecube (1st time without the direct "nintendo" connection to previous systems) and now the wii. Wii-u will be seen as an upgraded wii and probably be overlooked by those that dont know that it really is a new and better system.

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