The Wii is dead, long live the Wii U

CVG - Nintendo's most successful home console retires to the attic after six years - but what is it's legacy?

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PopRocks3592306d ago

I disagree with that header somewhat. Last Story and Kirby's Anniversary game are due this year. A few months after that the Wii U will come out. After that, then yeah, I believe the Wii will be dead.

Morrigan-Aensland2306d ago (Edited 2306d ago )

This article is 5 years late

idunnowhat2306d ago

not 5 years late, 1-2 years maybe but definitely not 5 years. 5 years ago was 2007, right? consoles sales for the wii in Japan, Europe, and US were 18.3 million, while xbox 360 was 6.8 million and ps3 was 6.5 million. and since 2007, the wii sold 77.5 million with xbox selling 60.4 and the ps3 selling 57.4. so the wii definitly was not dead in 2007. is it now, yes. a year ago, sure, if you think so. but not 2007. sorry for the grammar, if im wrong in any way possible, or if u disagree, leave a reply, i would like to know why.

Moncole2306d ago (Edited 2306d ago )

What's wrong with the Wii?

Morrigan-Aensland2306d ago

I guess the sarcasm got lost with those who disagreed with me.

The Wii u is dead, long live the Wii them

CouldHaveYelledUiiW2306d ago

Don't forget the Dragon Quest (Warrior) X MMORPG for Wii.

WeskerChildReborned2306d ago

Yea i think nobody really is gonna buy the Wii after Wii U has been released. I never really liked the Wii cause i wasn't into motion gaming but Wii U is bring focus back on the controller while adding motion and tablet gaming(Which i don't mind as long as i can still play with a controller) so i'm really excited for the Wii U.

Shok2306d ago

Yea, there's absolutely 0 point in buying a Wii once the Wii U is released, considering it had backwards compatibility.

For those who never owned a Wii, a Wii U would be a good purchase for the Wii's backlog alone.

WeskerChildReborned2306d ago

I've owened a Wii but i didn't like it that much compared to my Xbox or PS3 cause i was more of a traditional controller kinda guy. But i heard that GC games and Wii games will be coming to Wii U so that just makes me excited cause their were some Wii games that i was interested in.

banjadude2306d ago

I personally, wouldn't mind picking up a pristine Black Wii, just for collection purposes, lol.

Who knows, maybe people will bulk up on Wiis for that exact same reason, though, in my case, I'm not in it to resell it.

MrKingofVideoGames2306d ago

Yup, due to continued software support people kept buying the PS1 after the PS2 came out and the PS2 after the PS3 came out but it looks like new Wii titles are running low. I do not recall many people buying the GC after the Wii came out or the XBOX after the 360 was released either (no new software for these two).

cleft52306d ago

I agree completely, I am actually holding off buying a Wii for the Wii U. This way I get all the great Wii games I missed and all the new Wii U stuff. With that said, I will eventually buy a Wii when it's like sub $70, just to mess around with it. For now, I am waiting for the Wii U.

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RatchetandClank2306d ago

I know many will disagree but i just wish they could get rid of the wiimote all together. Just stick with the wii u gamepad and pro controler.

WeskerChildReborned2306d ago

Agreed. I like the controller better.

CouldHaveYelledUiiW2306d ago

Red Steel 2 was the 1st ALL Motion game I played on the Wii. And it was FUN.
That's also how I got the Motion Plus attatchment for free. I got them both for 20 dollars at a 'Mart.

The swordplay isn't as percise as Skyward Sword-
but I liked the Wii-mote headshots.

I rarely used my sword even though you got more points that way.

I hope Ubisoft makes another RS like RS2 (not RS 1).

MrKingofVideoGames2306d ago (Edited 2306d ago )

It is something when you consider how used to motion gaming we have become in the past 6 years (for better or worse). We had Excitetruck on the demo Wii at EB Games and everyone who picked up the Wiimote for the first time was a bit "freaked out" by the experience. The Wii has had its ups and downs but I am glad I bought one launch day. Zelda, Mario Galaxy 1 and 2, No More Heroes, Deadly Creatures, Excitebots, Metroid Trilogy, DKC Returns, both Kirby's, the sweet selections on the virtual console (like Do Re Mi Fantasy & Alien Crush Returns), heck it even breathed new life into Madden with the "call your shot" feature... and no matter what anyone says, NHL Slapshot rules.

GuyManDude2306d ago

I would have like to have played Both LoZ games and Metroid Prime 3. Other than that I don't feel like I missed anything that I would have enjoyed a great deal. I played a little SM Galaxy and wasn't very enthralled. It was good, but I've played so much SM64 that I'm kind of desensitized by the little guy.

I really hope Nintendo starts some really good new IPs this go-round

CouldHaveYelledUiiW2306d ago

Just by an old Wii when the WiiU comes out (price drop).

OR you could by a WiiU (or later, an Old WiiU) it's backwards compatible.

I would suggest playing LoZ: SS it's the best of the bunch by far (even though they are all good games).

imXify2306d ago (Edited 2306d ago )

I remember when MW3 came out, there was about 2 millions players on Xbox and PS3 but only 800 players on the Wii. Today they are never more then 9000 players online on MW3 compared to BO were they are 40000 players every day. This is mostly due to a lack of support and no DLC. ( And the fact that the game is sh*t )

Wii is dead.

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