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Wii production ahead of schedule

Nintendo has reportedly already manufactured 2 million Wii consoles as of the end of the third quarter 2006, and is planning on having 7 million (potentially 9 million) more by the end of the fourth quarter of 2006.

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Islandkiwi6405d ago

This article, oddly enough, gave me a flash of uncertainty....kind of like a Gamecube deja vu. Like they're trying to sell as many as they can right away, then it will vanish.

I'm thinking that's unlikely, but it was still a strange feeling to have over such an incredibly positive article.

calderra6404d ago

Or to get the units to people quickly before the novelty wears off? Meh.

I'm out of the Wii on price. $250 for the console, $60 for a wand+nunchuk, plus I'd have to install the lightbar on top of my TV... it's just too much hassle at this point.

TR0N6405d ago (Edited 6405d ago )

that everything is so rosy in nintendoland. yes, is it a shame because i dont care how innovative their controller is, "next generation" always implies 'graphics' and what you are getting with the wii is essentially an xbox1 which is last gen. Think about it there has never been a console to make a profit off of the actual hardware it self but now nintendo is all proud that they will make a profit. I,d rather have an xbox1 than a wii because at least i'd be getting a harddrive and dvd player and at a lower price. If wii is very successful that will be the proof that alot of gamers are morons because WII IS A RIPOFF. I wouldnt pay more than $150 for a new wii.

PS360WII6404d ago

the top artical on the tabs. You know the one about the guy saying next-gen is not all about graphics?

TR0N6404d ago (Edited 6404d ago )

i dont agree with him because if it wasnt about graphics then why did sony and microsoft opt to create such powerfull consoles. remember they are called VIDEO games not innovation games or anything else. Graphics IS the single most important thing in a video game.

PS360WII6404d ago

what are you saying the wii is only 8-bit or something? No, the wii does have graphical power. They just don't support the 5% of people who have hi-def. So you can have amazing looking games for the Wii just not 1080p.. boohoo right

Islandkiwi6404d ago

I mean, personally I feel Nintendo is taking a good approach...they're going to have load of them available, and if the gameplay is fun they'll sell millions. I'm looking forward to Zelda and a new Animal Crossing. And that's why I thought it odd that I got the sense of foreboding when reading this article.

It's great news if they have that many...we'll just have to wait and see how the games are.

bszelda6404d ago

This is GREAT! I'm glad to see nintendo being ahead of schedule! I hope there WILL be more than expected at launch cuz i don't wanna wait in a 10 hour long line just to buy it like the 360..............

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70 percent of devs unsure of live-service games sustainability

With so many games fighting for players' attention and interest losing out over time, time sink games are at risk of eventually losing steam.

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thorstein22h ago

It was worrisome to begin with.

It's a niche genre with only a handful of hits that can stand the test of time.

Cacabunga59m ago

I like the sound of that!! I will for sure never support these gaas games.
Sony must be shocked at gamer's reaction, making them cancel a few of these and hopefully go back to the good heavy hitters they had us used to..
now bring on that PSPro reveal and show us some SP 1st party awesomeness.

CrimsonWing6921h ago

What’s to be unsure of!? Look at the ratio of success to failure!

DarXyde4h ago

It's pretty ridiculous.

Imagine having a breadth of data at your disposal to see the statistically low success rate of these games, only to be laser focused on the exceptional case studies.

shinoff218320h ago

Yes. Stop all the live service bs.

jznrpg19h ago

Only a few will catch on. You need a perfect storm to be successful in GaaS and a bit of luck on top of that. But a potential cash cow will keep them trying and some will go out of business because of it.

MIDGETonSTILTS1719h ago

Helldivers 2 manages just fine…

Keep production costs low… don’t just make custscenes until the mechanics and enemies are perfected first.

Make so much content that you can drip extra content for years, and the game already feels complete without them.

Most importantly: make weapons, enemies, levels, and mechanics that will stand the test of 1000 hours. This might require more devs embracing procedurally generated leveled, which I think separates Helldivers 2 from Destiny’s repetitiveness.

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The Battle Pass Is The Worst Thing To Happen To Modern Gaming

Nameer from eXputer: "Some exceptions aside, I don't think the battle pass is a net positive for gaming with how they're implemented in most live service titles."

got_dam23h ago

Battle passes AND meta gaming both.

DivineHand12521h ago(Edited 21h ago)

I like the way Helldivers 2 does battle passes. It allows you to make purchases on each level of the battle pass and gives you the option of choosing which item to unlock first. The more purchases you make using medals the further you progress. There is no timer and you can earn medals towards purchasing stuff via personal orders and Major orders.

I haven't played much live service games that have battle passes but I remember some games that have battle passes where you progress through it linearly using an exp system. What makes it really bad is that the battle pass will have like 50 or more levels with the cooler stuff being closer to the end. They also have an in-game shop that sells exp boosters so you can reach the end of the pass before it refreshes. Everyone ilse will have to grind their way through.

lucian22921h ago

battle pass in fortnite is perfect; buy one and it buys the rest for every other season as it gives you more money than the first cost. so 8.50 and season ends with you getting 13.00, it pays for the next and you have some pocket change to save up for cash shop. All of which is optional

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PS5 Pro specs leak video taken down by Sony

Sony is taking actions as video by Moore’s Law is Dead, has been issued with a copyright claim.

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andy851d 17h ago

And people say it's all fake because Sony haven't said anything 😂 conveniently forget the PS4 Pro was only announced 2 months before release.