Nintendo: What Have You Done? And Why Won't You Stop? "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."

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Seferoth753483d ago (Edited 3483d ago )

It's really sad that fanboy sites like that one need to make up their bad Wii news because it really doesnt exist.

Who do we believe about Madworld? Some random hater or the publisher? Wonder where he was when the last nelson ratings came out and PS3 was behind the original xbox. Funny thing is 3 of those were done last year. All but 1 had the PS3 in bad shape and it just happens to be the only one he pulled up. Not hard to tell he just wants to make the Wii look bad regardless of whether or not he actually has anytihng to back it up.

SinnedNogara3483d ago

From how I see the article, it is full BS. They are saying it is Nintendo's fault that MadWorld didn't sell 3 million on it's first day. Wii games sell much slower than PS3 or 360 games. These are the third party hardcore games that have sold over 1 million:

Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition: 1.51 million
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles: 1.25 million
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed: 1.25 million
Red Steel: 1.25 million
Call of Duty 3: 1.15 million
Call of Duty: World at War: 1.02 million

ChickeyCantor3483d ago (Edited 3483d ago )

"Nintendo: What Have You Done?"
Something you dont like

"And Why Won't You Stop?"
They won't they are a bizz.

Seferoth753483d ago

Poor guitar Hero.. Only managing 4 million in sales on Wii. ACtivision must be upset over it too. I mean they have 2 million on PS3 and as anyone with math skillz knows 4 million in sales is a hell of failure when compared to the larger 2 million in sales. Wii gHWT sales are almost equal to PS3/36o versions....

ChickeyCantor3483d ago

But thats the thing,
Wii was plauged with the idiotic image of "wii-sports" only, nintendo not making their games. It never got away.

Now sales, games do sell, they just can't get rid of the idea they are not selling.

Lots of people are uninformed about some simple facts when it comes to the Wii.
They just wish it would go away.

When a game like madworld doesn't sell as a game usually would in its first week, writers make it look worse by saying : IT DOESNT SELL.
More propaganda and bs attached.

ZuperAmazingCooKie3483d ago

You're defending Nintendo way too much. Everyone understands why Nintendo does what they do, but fans deserve to complain for all of Nintendo's letdowns, and by all I probably mean pretty much every move Nintendo has taken since the end of last-gen.

BeNice3483d ago (Edited 3483d ago )

These lines surprised me and I kept reading them over and over again and going "WHAT?!!":

"Hardcore titles like Dead Space Extraction, Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templar, The Conduit, Dead Rising, Dragon Quest X, Overlord: Dark Legend and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories are all walking to their graves. Why? Because it’s easier to design on the Wii. Because developers can concentrate on gameplay and originality than internet play or high-definition."

Isn't originality and gameplay more important anyway?

Maybe its just me but that's my beef with this generation no

I am not against people expressing opinions of course but why are such articles approved? Its not based on facts and are just rants. You might as well approve message board posts from every site you can find.

Two things Overkill sold more than 45K and sega said it already met expectations. Sega happy.

Madworld sales no one knows there are no sources. The game isn't exactly worthy of sales in my opinion. However again sega has said the initial data has been encouraging.

I'd rather take the word of the publisher in such things rather than some uninformed site.

ChickeyCantor3483d ago

I did not read this article,
Bias? perhaps, but the quote you copied shows why.
Also What a twat, this most be the worst "HOW F*CKING WRONG YOU ARE" article.

Seferoth753483d ago (Edited 3483d ago )

Oh ok Sidar didnt know you didnt read it. He went on to call Guitar Hero and Rock Band both failures on Wii. That's why I brought them up in my comment. I seriously have to wonder if the guy is even old enough to be out of highschool. He just seems so idiotic and clueless I cannot accept that he is an adult with any kind of degree. Especially not any degree in journalism.

ChickeyCantor3483d ago

Neh, I got what you said, its obvious that he would say something like that after reading the quote above.

Ian4143483d ago

17 euros is bout 11US dollars

Nike3483d ago

It's not Euros, it's Pounds. And they're selling it at 17 when it should be 35, so technically they're losing 18 pounds, which translates to about $26.50 per copy.

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