Rod Cousens, chief executive at publisher Codemasters, has been talking about Nintendo's first-party software dominance, the sustainability of the 60-year-old audience, and the possible introduction of 'Wii 2.'
Nintendo sells its own software, 3rd parties need not apply. The only reasons to buy Nintendo at this point is more Mario & Zelda - and Im happy to try new things. Perhaps if Nintendo gets back into the hardware business, i'd be interested, but Gamecube 1.5 with a new controller? No thanks.
Considering Wii software has outsold PS3 software 2 to 1 I'd be careful what you say. ===update=== I love people who disagree with facts. The Wii currently has an attach rate of 3.86 (NPD data). The PS3 has an attach rate of 4.01. The Wii has outsold the PS3 by roughly 19.5m to 8.9m. That means that Wii games have sold about 75 million copies compared to 36 million for the PS3 (over twice as many).
Well seeing how 360's software has outsold both the PS3&WII combined.....not worried. I have to agree with #1 Gamecube all over again with the software. The only reason to have the Wii is for Nintendo's games only.
hating will not help whatever other garbage system you bought cause you can see sweat on character faces.... you havent bought the wii and its still number one so your opinion is not really needed my friend... codemasters need to concentrate on making good games... they must be blind to not see the numbers showing how the wii is crushing the competition.. innovation is where its at
you might want to read and state actual facts instead of rumbling on about nonsense.. guitar hero for wii is a million seller, resident evil sells well, carnival games, mario and sonic at the olympic games and many more.. learn to make sense and state facts next time. hater
The wii has been the biggest Disappointment in gaming history.
To who? Certainly not Nintendo. Not the millions of people who are playing and enjoying the Wii. The Wii is even selling more third party games than the PS3 so developers should be relatively happy. The only ones that seem unhappy are the fanboys.
Who are you to decide that "real gamers" are ALL disspointed in the Wii? Maybe it's a disappointment to you but you can't speak for everybody. Nintendo fanboys last gen knew that N was coming to an end. They might have not admitted it but they knew it. Surely when the Wii comes from 3rd to 1st place in the console race that they are NOT disappointed. And I'm sure some of them were "real gamers" too.
As I sit there playing Mario Galaxy currently and while the game is fun, I keep thinking to myself.. sheesh, I've been a Nintendo supporter for fricken years, I've owned all their consoles but something is missing..Am I getting too old? Am I playing the same thing over and over with just new characters, let me not go into graphics. I know Nintendo is not about Graphics and never been but somehow, like "[email protected] But I can't imagine how some of my beloved franchises on nintendo would look like in Next-Gen, I'll just continue to Dream maybe one day, but Naaaw, Nintendo is not about "Realism", that's just not the "Formula" for their success. Nintendo is profitable, so every 3 years, a new console is great for them, hey look at their handhelds..It took years to add Color to a Gameboy but did it matter? Ok waiting for Super Smash Bros..while dreaming about "LINK" looking like God of War.
When the Wii masses grow tired of their last gen time machine, the Sony Playstation 3 will be there, waiting to comfort them in supreme, diverse, next-gen glory. Get ready to Play and Watch. B3yond. Jack Tretton
Are you really Jack Tretton...lol theres a Bill Gates on N4G too, maybe someone should make a Miyamoto acc? I'll probably will get tired of my wii and buy a ps3 too, when it get much cheaper.
"Wii 2" Right. Nintendo's that banal and obvious with the money grubbery. What do you know, old fart? If you actually look at the pattern, you can predict that when Wii sales get sluggish, Nintendo will start releasing the Wii in new colors, and sail smooth for years on that alone. With games as good as the (really good) ones out there, there's little actual need for an upgrade in hardware. The tools are right there -- game developers just need to use them instead of clamoring for a more powerful system.
People who write these topics are dumb ass idiots there isn't going to be a wii2 ever, and that's because it made that way for a purpose making adding unnecessary features worthless and calling it something new.
That's an overstatement. It would be correct to call it Gamecube 1.2 +.1 for the minimal added hardware potential. +.1 for the controller Gamecube 1.2 FTL!
what about [email protected] psone+gfx=ps2 that's 1.1 ps2+gfx=ps3 that's 1.2 =o (and I didn't even give a minus because of the completely useless features like blue ray )
they are.... um, bad. 3rd parties shouldn't complain about poor sales when their games are subpar. Of course there are exceptions like Resident Evil 4 which sold over 1 million. Gee, a third party game sold well on a Nintendo platform, how did that happen? Maybe because Resident Evil 4 is an awesome game. 3rd parties should take notes.
Ya but when good games like Zack and Wiki sell bad how do you think those developers feel?
resident evil 4 was being advertised. i saw the advert many times on channel 4. i have yet to see a zack and wiki advert. if they don't promote the game, they should expect it to fail. ...and a quick replacement of wii by a wii 2? the guy must be insane. some people under-estimate the wii so much.
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