Iwata: If Wii Doesn't Outsell GameCube, We've Failed

Miyamoto never used the full power of the GameCube.
In a Corporate Management Briefing, when asked about how many Wii Nintendo expected to have sold in three years, Satoru Iwata said, "I do not intend to declare how many Wii we will be selling today........

bernie6194d ago

I really enjoy my Xbox360 and after E3 can see its got a great future, but Nintendo's Wii is also going to be a must buy for me, its different and looks like it will be a hell of a lot of fun. My 360 will have its in depth FPS, Driving, beat-em-up and RTS/MMORPG titles, while the Wii will have a lot of quick & fun party titles, both will have action/adventure games and both will complement each other well.

kingboy6194d ago

better be cheap or i`ll not buy..i`ve had enough from kiddy games lately.gamecube wasn`t me cup of tea ,i hope WII would motivate my attention this time around

greenlynxx6194d ago (Edited 6194d ago )

I think the Wii will come out of the gate strong but it's popularity will dwindle over time as the novelty of the new controller wears off. The reason I feel this way is that the controller, while a fantastic idea, is still far from what they are hyping it to be. If it does not accurately mimic movement from the real world then I see no true need for it. For example if I am playing a game that requires the use of a sword but the controller only responds to generic movement such as block up/down etc then the controller is no better than dual analog sticks which do the same thing. Now if the controller truly mimics my real movements in space then there becomes a significant difference between the current controller and the Wii. Meaning that that in order to really appreciate the game the Wii controller is required. For example the quality of my golf swing becomes very important and can only be represented by something like the Wii controller, only truly accurate to my movements. With dual analog sticks or a generic response (like the Wii currently) this is simply not the case. For these reasons I feel that the current Wii controller will not have lasting appeal except for games that are simple pick up and play ie party type games. The problem though with with a console that focuses on party games is that it will not sell lots of games.

OutLaw6194d ago

I hope the Wii does succeed. But I can see people getting tired of swinging their arms around. Plus a little while ago I got news that the two Zeldas are going to be exact on the Gamecube and the Wii. I don't think that's going to sit well with alot of people who are waiting for the game.

Guttersnype6194d ago

Yeah I'm hearing the only difference is Wii controller functionality. Still looking forward to it though.

Marriot VP6194d ago

yah well I won't buy this for more than 100 bucks in the distant future. I'm just not a kid anymore. You guys can't play Mario and friends all your life and think your satisfied.

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