While the Nintendo Wii experienced tremendous early success with its innovative gameplay and family friendly titles, it is yet to be seen if the console can stand up to the test of time. Here are 3 things the Wii needs to do to survive the lifecycle
are you kidding me.? dont you mean what that garbage ps3 or xbox 360 need to do to survive. this year the wii will kill the competition even more...
I love the Wii so please don't flame me for this.
Personally I don't think the 360 needs to do anything, at least not that much for improvement, they are completely successful in what they have done and are doing.
PS3 will undoubtedly succeed, this is the year of the PS3.
Unless the Wii can keep up and produce some good consistent quality games and add some features that the public are screaming for the 360 and PS3 are all going to surpass the Wii.
I think people will be pleasantly surprised at how far they will be able to push the Wii's hardware, especially Nintendo's 1st party studios
3rd parties need love too.
but only 360/ps3 are paying the bills unless you crap put a mini-game type wii game.
so far i have not seen the wii games push that far beyond what the gamecube was capable of. Compare the Metroids..... not that different. Mario again great game but not that big of a leap from sunshine. I love my wii and will be playing it for years to come..... but for the truly advanced gaming experience i will stick with my ps3.
Step One should be getting adequate supplies of them onto store shelves.
There are still a lot of people that play this on the DS, imagine it with better graphics, even more items, better online, and more people playing it.
I'm confused as to what people are going to buy for the Wii in the upcoming months. On one hand Wii Play/Wiifit is selling great, then on the other hand games like SMG/Zack&Wiki are underperforming. Makes me wonder if Smash is going to crush the competition like I thought a year ago...
Since when is selling 4+ million copies of a game "underperforming?"
Google SMG sales and erase this fanboy induced notion that SMG isn't selling...
Are the first 9 items "good games from 3rd parties?"
They need good 3rd party support and they need to have the damn Wiis instock.
I don't really care.
The Wii isn't for the hardcore, no matter how "good" the games tend to be. The mainstream hardcore gamers prefer the Xbox 360 and PS3 over this. And I'm one of them.
Maybe next generation, Nintendo. When you create a system that isn't gimmicky.
The sad part of this is I was a hardcore N64+SNES fan back in the day. However, Nintendo just went downhill and the GameCube was a total turn off for me. The Nintendo Wii is even worse.
"The Wii isn't for the hardcore"
lalalala I can't hear you lalalalala
seriously dude. We don't care. And what is a Hardcore gamer?
*From previous articles I pint point the 3 obvious choices*
1The person who body slams his mom?
2The one who quits his job to play video games?
3Or someone who has the money to buy any video game system?
"And I'm one of them."
What makes you one of them? Did you sleep outside the store for 5 days? Played 2 days straight? Or did you do *Choice number 3*
" no matter how "good" the games tend to be"
shows how stupid you are.
GOOD is always GOOD and even ancient gamers from the past will consider it.
only because its on the Wii and therefor " core" gamers wont play them is just shallow.
i've been gaming since the NES/SEGA days...and because i own a Wii i'm less a gamer?
don't go bullsh/tting around and tell others what they are and what they aren't. people like you should be shot in the face!
Since you say that "The mainstream hardcore gamers prefer the Xbox 360 and PS3 over this..." then you must mean that the REAL hardcore prefers the PC right?
"Then you must mean that the REAL hardcore prefers the PC right?"
Gamers with a fat wallet prefer it.
As much as i have loved the Wii over this past year it has been out i can't help but agree with a lot of this article. i do think the system is not going to be as successful this year as it has been, although if they still don't have them in stock there will be another huge surge of people wanting them when they finally do arrive...
But as for game development, like Sephy said, a lot of the games that should be selling because they are amazing just haven't made the cut, i.e Zak & Wiki, and SMG.
I still hold out for the Wii improving, but unless Nintendo do something soon i am going to lose interest. Multiplayer online is the key in my opinion, it is what modern gaming is all about and currently there is hardly anything worth mentioning.
Super Mario Galaxy has sold over 4 million copies, if that isn't selling well to you, I wonder what is...
Most people who bought Wii are parents with young kids and they have no clue what Wii can do. All they know is that their kids love it and that it keeps them standing and jumping rather than being a couch potato. In addition, the price it right.
Whenever I showed them what a PS3 can do, they all looked as if having a foot in their mouth. In addition, by the time the kids grow up a bit more, they will not be as ignorant as their parents and all want something better.
Nintendo/Wii is digging its grave for its future.
Like a PC?
That is where the most advanced gaming is...
Like a Wii?
That is where the most fun gaming is...
Mario is fun but one game is all you need.
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