Fallout 3 dev calls Wii a toy

Todd Howard expressed his opinion on the world's most popular console in front of a microphone and a room full of journalists. When the Fallout 3 developer was asked by MTV's Stephen Totilo about Nintendo's little white money machine, Howard said that he was "not threatened" by the Wii and that "it's a toy." He went on to explain that consumers viewed the Wii as a "kid's toy" and that the public thought PS3 and Xbox 360 were "for evil killfests." He also likened it to the Cabbage Patch craze.

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pav23233542d ago

Wii and Richard Pryor have a lot in common.

mint royale3542d ago


What are my ps3 and 360 then? Non-toys? How mean!

sloth4urluv3542d ago

Pretty sure all gaming systems fall under the category of toys.

Toy - a belonging that gives the owner pleasure to use
EX: "He showed us his latest toy, a new DVD player."

HighDefinition3542d ago

because it`s the truth.

Toys are fun, but it`s not really a gaming system.

terrandragon3542d ago

They are called "action figures."

Eiffel3542d ago

Wii is Nintendo's failed abortion successively only in console sales.

Anyone else tired of seeing used wii games at their local Gamestop almost about to fall off the shelves due to the epic amount of returns piling up? I wouldn't be surprised if Gamestops are burning them as a better power source.

RememberThe3573542d ago

1. an object, often a small representation of something familiar, as an animal or person, for children or others to play with; plaything.


The Wii is a toy. But the great thing about it being a game console is that if devs ever take it seriously they could make it more then what it is. However, most do not and thus gamers are left with the PC, PS3 and 360.

GameGambits3542d ago (Edited 3542d ago )

People read into this way too literally. I'm sure in the room he was joking and laughing as he said it.

If you read between the lines he's saying in terms of game development and the primary age group games put on the Wii console are better suited for just enjoyment. Games put on PS3/360 tend to lean more on competitiveness, but while still enjoyable will be more enjoyed by more mature people with a sense of competivety.

The Wii's best selling games are easy to pick up, easy to play, and enjoyable by almost all. Which is what toys do right? The 360/PS3 games aren't all easy to pick up, aren't all easy to play, and most certaintely aren't enjoyed by all. Which is why he feels they are less of a toy and more suited for a company such as his in the type of games he wants to make.

I'm not trying to lean on either side here, but more so trying to explain what he was aiming to say in a more clear manner. Hope that helps.

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Pebz3542d ago

All gaming consoles are by definition toys. Something that's forgotten all too often around here I might add.

doG_beLIEfs3542d ago

See I disagree. The Playstation 3 is a computer entertainment system. Do you call your DVD or Blu-ray player a toy? How about a digital photo viewer? Your MP3 player? Maybe your internet browser.

The Playstation 3 plays games, but it also does many other things. I just cannot define the PS3 as a toy.

The Wii on the other hand while it does a few other things, 99% of the time it is used as a party-game machine. Hence the toy reference.

The Wii is good for party-gaming, entertaining the kids, and thats about it.

sloth4urluv3542d ago

Do you use your PS3 for serious buisness?
than its a toy.
A DVD/Bluray player is a toy too.

rucky3542d ago (Edited 3542d ago )

Some of us call high tech gadgets/devices and automobiles... well "toys". So why not gaming systems? It's still debatable but i'm going to go with yes, PS3/360/Wii in a way are "toys".

mint royale3542d ago (Edited 3542d ago )

and even if you argue with the definition its moot as this was a developer making the comment who makes --- games! --- and are they a? ..... Toy!

Pebz3542d ago

Yes, I could call all those things for toys, since their primary use is amusement/pastime.

Since when did toys become a bad thing anyway? Seems like people are insulted by the idea that they play with toys. But by all means, call it by another name if it makes you feel more comfortable.

That adults cannot play with toys is such a forced and false notion, adults don't automatically cease to be playful like children. Well, not naturally anyway.

WiiJunkii3542d ago

You're a Toy...

//WiiJunkii does his best nerd impression//

See, I consider the Playstation 3 to be a computer entertainment system, as it is has a cell processor which is primarily utilized by those of superior intelligence to Compute Systems of Entertainment... The Playstation 3 weighs precisely twelve billion and four pica liters more than the Wii and therefor cannot be classified as a Toy. Furthermore, the Playstation 3 supports 7.1 surround sound... and snork... I can't think of any "toys" that do that... snork

//Ends nerd impression//

Ease up dude... When I'm playing LBP... I've got the same retarded look on my face as some little kid would when he's jumping on a trampoline...

Too many snobby fools stopped truly enjoying their videogames a long time ago.

Sad really...

Product3542d ago (Edited 3542d ago )

Funny though has anyone actually seen the Fallout 3 survival edition?
The perfect limited edition game that comes Bobblehead?Lunchbox?

WiiJunkii3542d ago

care to explain the phantom disagrees? Surely you can offer an opposing point of view.

terrandragon3542d ago

I don't recall the last time someone chewed on their PS3 since it IS a toy.


nintendojunkie283542d ago

"Too many snobby fools stopped truly enjoying their videogames a long time ago.....sad really"

....Dead on!

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Lord Shuhei Yoshida3542d ago

360 is a heater

PS3 is a true next gen multimedia console

HolyOrangeCows3542d ago (Edited 3542d ago )

And compared to Ps3/xbox and PC, the Wii kinda is a toy...
(don't take this as a contradictory anti-wii statement. The Wii is fun, but doesn't run very high technology)

''And you are sony's Condom.''
Funny coming from someone named 'killzone2flop'
Get a life.

JasonPC360PS3Wii3542d ago

Wrong... the PS3 is a dvd player with a couple of games.

Obama3542d ago

Jason, isn't that the 360 in 09? And why brand ps3 as a dvd player when it plays blu-ray too.

Eiffel3542d ago

Even in a article related to the Wii you all still go ape sh1t over your console.

If you become this obsessed with a console god imagen what you would do if you ever got a gun between your fingers.

Honestly you all lack lives. End it.

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Rowland3542d ago

yeah ! right on bro. Go get them sheeps in & we'll arl have us A pardy !
....and bring that there Wii with ya.

fossilfern3542d ago

This man speaks the truth