Split-screen.com: "It was this news that started it all - Platinum Games' MadWorld, after launching at £34.99 in the UK and disappearing from sales charts after entering at no. 34, now sells for as low as £16.99. Then Nielsen released their latest PC Game and Video Game Console Usage 4Q 2008 results. In every single study - Usage Min %, Active User %, Averaged Session Mins, Averaged Usage Days, Daily Averaged Number Sessions - the PS3 and 360 each score higher than the Wii.
"Cowen & Company's Doug Creutz then told Gamasutra that, 'Nintendo is the dominant publisher on the Wii with over one-third of software market share on its platform. Guitar Hero and Rock Band account for one-sixth of sales. So the addressable market for third-party Wii titles is only about half of what the installed base would imply. The situation on the 360/PS3 is less daunting, with less than a quarter of software dollar share going to first-party publishers and Guitar Hero/Rock Band.' The short version? 'You have more control over your fate on the 360/PS3 if you can come up with a high-quality game. Whereas on the Wii, it's a bit of a crapshoot for what works and what doesn't.'"
"It was Douglass Perry's article 'Looking Back at 1996: Nintendo's Fall, Part 1' on EDGE that finally sealed the deal. Nintendo, for all we've known it, is one of the founding fathers of gaming. However, the Wii has become a venerable albatross on the neck of the company. The sad part? They love it."